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Are there more extroverts or introverts in the world? Why do extroverts think introverts are shy or socially inept?

Are there more extroverts or introverts in the world? Why do extroverts think introverts are shy or socially inept?

Inward and outward: Extraversion is a personality trait that involves primary focus on external reality; whereas, introversion involves primary focus on one's own mental life. Ambiversion is in the middle of this continuum. ...Read more

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Can schizophrenic people have truly satisfying interpersonal relationships?

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Can  schizophrenic people have truly satisfying interpersonal relationships?

Schizophrenics: Sure they can, with proper treatments and depending on their support system. ...Read more

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Who would want to cure narcissistic personality disorder?

Who would want to cure narcissistic personality disorder?

Psychotherapists: Many psychotherapists are specifically interested in working with personality disorders and develop a special expertise in this area. Given how prevalent npd is, however, most therapists work with individuals with this diagnosis, or definitely traits of it... ...Read more

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What can help a shy introvert meet people?

What can help a shy introvert meet people?

Follow curiosity: It helps to go with a friend to an event where the two of you might meet people. Getting out of the house and participating in events will help. Hey, if you're at the event you already have something in common with others there that you might meet. Keep attending repeat events (such as taking a class) in order to become increasing familiar and comfortable with others. ...Read more

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Can kids with socialized conduct disorder feel empathy?

Can kids with socialized conduct disorder feel empathy?

Yes.: It's important to remember that within any diagnosis the individuals differ. Yes, children with socialized conduct disorder can experience empathy. Research has shown that children, in general, are very empathic beings. ...Read more

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Can a neurotic have truly satisfying interpersonal relationships?

Can a neurotic have truly satisfying interpersonal relationships?

Relationships: Absolutely as most of us have a little neurosis contained in our personalities. Also neurotic behavior is based mostly on fiction and can be corrected if people are committed to doing so. Read the insightful articles regarding anxiety, stress and balance on the soundmindz.Org website. ...Read more

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I am an introvert person. I don't feel comfortable networking with a crowd of strangers. I need to become more extrovert. How to overcome shyness?

 I am an introvert person. I don't feel comfortable networking with a crowd of strangers. I need to become more extrovert. How to overcome shyness?

Shyness is: Something that can be attractive. When it becomes extreme it interferes w/life and relationships. You can read the work of psychologist dr. Philip zimbardo for help. He is an expert on shyness. Also, please seek help from a mental health professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can an introvert have borderline personality disorder?

Can an introvert have borderline personality disorder?

Yes: People with borderline personality disorders have pervasive and maladaptive abilities of percieving the environment aroond them. They can be introverted or extroverted. ...Read more

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How do introverts handle conflict?

Use your strengths: Introverts may handle conflicts differently, however, they can be very effective in managing conflicts. Sticking to strengths in conflict management like using lower tones and controlling the emotional level of the conflict helps. ...Read more

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Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy science?

Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to science in a proportion similar to or perhaps slightly higher than the general population. But they may also dislike it, just like a person in the general population. ...Read more

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Introvert...Is there anyway to neorologically become extroverted? To actually change the way your brain cognitively functions?

Introvert...Is there anyway to neorologically become extroverted? To actually change the way your brain cognitively functions?

Extraversion: Rather than trying to change your personality, it might be more helpful to understand how others around you also have ways they interact with others. While there are a number of ways this can be done, a convenient one is through Myers Briggs testing, which is online; there are a number of books on "Type talk" which could be helpful to gain insight on interfacing with others. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is someone with asperger's syndrome able to feel romantic love?

Is someone with asperger's syndrome able to feel romantic love?

Yes but...: A person with high functioning autistic spectrum disorders can feel romantic notions like any body eles but the level of emotional energy required to maintain a relationship can be exhausting for them and they have to work harder on their ability to continue to show emotions and communicate. ...Read more

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Can someone who is introverted still have adhd?

Can someone who is introverted still have adhd?

Absolutely: Adhd is quite independent of personality traits such as introversion or extroversion. Especially those with mainly inattentive adhd often are quite shy and retiring, "disappearing into the woodwork." those with combined-type adhd sometimes compensate for social awkwardness by becoming the class clown, but many grow anxious and depressed and withdrawn, with few or no friends. ...Read more

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Do people with narcisstic personality disorder tend to interrupt others more?

Do people with narcisstic personality disorder tend to interrupt others more?

Likely: Though it's not an official symptom those with narcissistic personality disorder can have a tendency to talk over people and speak in monologues giving others very little time or room to express their own thoughts and beliefs becaus why should they the narcissist is always right. ...Read more

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Do those who have bipolar disorder enjoy being manic?

Do those who have bipolar disorder enjoy being manic?

It's complicated: The short answer is yes, it feels good for people with bipolar to be manic, especially after being depressed. But mania is very destructive and can be devastating to the most meaningful aspects of a persons life. It is often a challenge for people with bipolar to believe that genuine happiness is truly better than mania, but it is. If they stick with treatment they will get it. ...Read more

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Could psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists feel emotion?

Could psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists feel emotion?

Yes: Yes, they are human and feel emotion. Their reactions and the circumstances leading to those reactions may differ from others', though. ...Read more

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Can someone with schizoid pd seem outgoing and socially engaged, despite a lack of sincere emotional interaction? Do they bond with family members?

Can someone with schizoid pd seem outgoing and socially engaged, despite a lack of sincere emotional interaction?  Do they bond with family members?

Schizoid PD: People with schizoid pd consistently lack desire for intimate human connection. They may have families and jobs, but keep people at a distance. They mostly appear cold and dull in affect. They would be unlikely to seem outgoing or socially engaged, but are able to respond to carefully selected others whom they need intensely. Some of these could be family. ...Read more

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How to change my introvert behaviour?

Get Counselling: Some researchers believe that being an Introvert is an inherited condition that has to be understood ,accepted, and develop coping skills to live adaptively with it; Consider reading the book "Quiet", it lots of good information about this subject; ...Read more

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Could someone who is ADHD find a therapist to help them with social skills?

Could someone who is ADHD find a therapist to help them with social skills?

Yes!: Therapists help us with all kinds of things, including social skills and creating/maintaining relationships. ...Read more

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