Lets face it - most of us spend a lot of time in front of the computer working on their own.
How could this possibly lead to an extrovert personality?
Of course, today things change slightly as you Skype and chat around the world using your computer. But that impact may be visible if you run the pole in 30 years again. And then again, it might be the same because some might become developers because they can concentrate on a difficult issue shutting out all outside implulses (which would be part of an introvert personality, yes?).
I wonder about the impact of that pole on related things, like team work, or continuesly learning...
Lets face it - most of us spend a lot of time in front of the computer working on their own.How could this possibly lead to an extrovert pe
Well - you're confusing one's work with how one interacts.
Simple enough answer. When aforesaid coder gets done for the day, he goes to a bar and describes excitedly his progress to all who will listen - maybe even buying a round because he solved a difficult problem.
That's how one can be a coder or anything else, at work, and be extroverted (or introverted) on one's own time. I would speculate that that the opposite could be true: I'd find it rather surprising if an introvert's 'day job' was as a motivational speaker.
Well, according to them I'm 60% introvert. I shall go and tell some random strangers and that should balance it out to a tidy 50-50.
It's also interesting to discover that I have the same personality type as Albert Einstein, Bill Gates and some people out of Game of Thrones. I don't know whether or not that is a good thing because I've never seen Game of Thrones.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
Don't get me wrong, American are striving to be extrovert. Not me. I don't want my manager's job. I don't want to talk to people all day long. Proud to be coder and having fun with 0's and 1's. And being a pessimist allows me to see things alternatively outside the box.
Introvert, in the form of "leave me alone", "get off my lawn", and "do we HAVE to go out?"
But... I'm in a writer's group. They went and made me president, so I have to sit up front and wave the gavel, lead the group, and speak in public in front of 10 - 20 people. So when the bursts of extrovert behavior come upon me, I ham it up for the crowd and produce a pleasing performance. This started ten years ago, about six months in they started calling me "President for Life" and I'm still stuck with it.
The good news is they are writers. Talk about a bunch of introverts!
Exactly! Introvert by nature, who has learned how to fake extrovert-ness enough to survive in a business environment life.
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
One of my pet peeves is when someone asks me what my "social" is, referring to my social security number. Because this annoys me, my usual response is, "mild introversion." It usually gets a chuckle. When it doesn't I am annoyed that much more.
Curious! In the US, privacy laws are such that (at least these days) HR would be in some bit trouble if they released anyone's birth date. That's very sensitive information, useful for Identity Theft, in particular - and embarrassing balloons and nauseating sheet cake, as well.