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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Are You Socially Awkward?

    I'm shy to the point of awkwardness, although I'm working on it.
    I also find it hard to keep a conversation going, since I really don't have much in common with others as far as interests go. Thank goodness the extraverts take over the conversation!
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    I can be socially awkward, but I believe it's because I'm autistic.

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Quote Originally Posted by ardentauthor View Post
    I'm shy to the point of awkwardness, although I'm working on it.
    I also find it hard to keep a conversation going, since I really don't have much in common with others as far as interests go. Thank goodness the extraverts take over the conversation!
    Exactly how I feel as well, although when I actually do have something to say, it's difficult at times to get some particular extraverts to be a bit more quiet and listen without resorting to yelling it out aloud. ^^'

    As far as social awkwardness goes, I was once at a point where I thought it was a disorder, but I guess it simply sort of comes as a default in the personality type without properly training it... for me anyways, haha. I hear INTJ's are supposed to have the same problems with smalltalk, but some have seen the need to master it. I'm sure it will prove easier if we learn a set amount of topics to bring up in smalltalk situations, then all there is to master is the transition from one smalltalk topic to another.
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    Unknown Personality

    Yes, very much so. Especially when it's just me and another person talking, awkward silence ftw! XD
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Just play computer games, soon you'll have tons of cool things to discuss. Or at least, that's what my little brother seems to think...

    It's gotten to the point where he won't talk about anything else because it's all that's important to him.
    Oh well, I'm sure he'll learn that friends are more important one day.

    Or you can do what I do, I don't so much talk as encourage others to talk.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    yeah I'll fully admit - I'm socially awkward and have poor small talk skills as well. If I have some basis for what they like/dislike or whatever, I can usually come up with random questions or something to stir up conversations.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    I consider myself pretty awkward, but I have gotten way better at it than I used to be. It's been part of growing up for me, learning how to speak to people. It doesn't come naturally to an INFJ like myself, but I've gotten good enough. All it takes is practice and more practice. The more you talk to people the more you also have to talk about. Now I have the issue of having to break it to new extroverted friends when I just have to go home because I'm tired, and no I don't want to do anything else.

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    I am. I actually can relate to the socially awkward penguin meme... especially when I have group disscusion in class, I'm always the one who make the group members feel awkward without doing anything.

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Yup sure am, and terrible at small talk to. Initiating a conversation out of thin air is a program I dont have installed, and practice has not improved it, at least not for me over the years. I wish it would magically get easier. I wish I would just stop being so awkward or be able to take a 10 step program to improve it, but I am learning to just accept it as part of who I am. It is what it is, let the chips fall where they may.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    I am quite socially awkward, but people don't realize that I'm just shy, they think I'm standoffish or that I think that I'm too good for anyone :P
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