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Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public. Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.
Myth #7 – Introverts are weird. Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.
Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds. Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Well I guess I didn't articulate any good examples of what I meant. It's nothing special or anything though, just mundane normal stuff.
In real life you can get a feel for people, since you usually know what job they do other basic things. Walking down the street this means nothing because we don't stop and talk to people on the street 95% of the time. Point is there are probably people you know in real life that you try to tell them about ATS type subjects or news.
And they will REJECT it hardcore. Knee-jerk style.
We have seen all of these reactions before on ATS in the very threads and topics that are rejected in real life.
Depending on who the person is, their disposition and their tendencies, you have to treat each differently.
When I talk to my grandmother, and want her to be informed about certain aspects of our corrupt world and how I am against it and think it sucks, I will speak in the context of the Bible.
Now I am not religious, but I am very keen about what their book says.
This is a very strong advantage with this particular type of person, I can actually get her to admit that the government is bad. Now that may seem like nothing big, but she is one of those people that voted for G W Bush, twice ok. Twice.
I think I may have actually turned her against "Them" totally. I used Biblical references to establish a bridge between what she agrees with and what she may not want to admit.
It is using one of the tactics listed above in a particular format, the "Us vs Them" paradigm. "Either you're with us or you're against us."
I lay it out like this, either she agrees with Jesus, or she agrees with evil humans. This makes my job extremely easy, because she obviously chooses Jesus.
true that..It was a great read & I've bookmarked cracked for the future....
Originally posted by MarkJS
Nice OP and thread. It is coalescing nicely.
(note: I do not necessarily condone any other Zappa sangs)
Originally posted by AGWskeptic
I'm sorry but, I've got give you a interwebs wake up slap for that one.
Do you honestly believe it mattered who she voted for?
The 2 choices were decided months before the election, and TPTB would have been happy with either outcome.
Originally posted by Archie1879
The brain doesnt think in binary, its chemical based, the only thing flashing lights will do is put your brain out of sinc due to the way we percieve incoming light and the pulse and wave length. In worst cases it will bring on an epileptic fit and shut the brain down. So no good for trying to instill info.