I have been told by others that I could be a borderline extrovert because I talk SO MUCH when I'm around people I know. I cannot shut up. Oddly, the friend that said this to me, I was thinking the same thing about her, because she would start new jobs and just pick up friends all over the place and I was thinking how do you do that? How does that not seem very overwhelming? But then she will be happier on her own for longer than me, I think. I don't get lonely on my own - not for a long time - but I do tend to get sucked into my thoughts and that can eventually make me ill, so I prefer not to be alone too much if I can help it.
Meanwhile, my dad is like me. Once he's talking, he can go for hours and you will not shut him up. We both say (And apparently everybody on his side of the family has said this) that the world is so interesting in every way that it is impossible not to think constantly. I feel that my mind chatters constantly, not necessarily coming with new ideas, just repeating the same thing sometimes, and then now and then I'll have some kind of revelation but this is pretty rare. Generally, it's just the same information said in a million different ways and it's always there - so I find it incredibly difficult not to just spurt out the backed up info once someone gets me going - if they ask me something I'm interested in, I guess.
Now my dad is the same except he picks up specific facts and knowledge, which I'm not too bothered about, but he's extremely introverted in that he literally does not see the point (not very empathic!) in people doing things in groups. He has a hard time dealing with the idea. In fact, when I was a kid, he couldn't understand why I wanted friends over on my birthday. He prefers being alone but when there's someone there he will talk endlessly. I am not as strongly introverted and prefer to be around one person I know well. If I'm quiet and not tailing, by the way, the conversation continues in my head. Chatter, chatter, chatter!
There's a chance maybe me and my dad just use Ne or something, but I wondered what you thought - are there a lot of different ways of being introverted, do they fit specific MBTI types and in what way are you introverted?