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    interest in almost everything

    I am an outgoing introvert with an interest in almost everything. Is this sentence grammatically correct ?

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    Re: interest in almost everything

    It's grammatically correct. I'm not quite sure what an "outgoing introvert" is though. It seems like a contradiction in terms.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: interest in almost everything

    Yes. It's an oxymoron.

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    Smile Re: interest in almost everything

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes. It's an oxymoron.
    Yes, it's an oxymoron just like a shy extrovert

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    Re: interest in almost everything

    Note that the proper (original) terms are 'introvert' and 'extravert', as used by Jung and Eysenck, and as consistent with the Latin derivation.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extrav...d_introversion

    But don't feel bad. I was corrected for 'extravert' by an English professor once, and felt the need to politely explain my usage. But I think the distinction's lost. Most psychologists probably wouldn't use "intro/extra" because "intro/extro" is easier.

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    Re: interest in almost everything

    It's not actually a contradiction at all. Introverts can be just as outgoing as extraverts.

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    Re: interest in almost everything

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    It's not actually a contradiction at all. Introverts can be just as outgoing as extraverts.
    Not the way most people use the term. Would you like to elaborate on the concept of the "outgoing introvert"?

    noun: extravert






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    Re: interest in almost everything

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Not the way most people use the term. Would you like to elaborate on the concept of the "outgoing introvert"?

    noun: extravert


    Not really, no. At least not here. Just to say that Jung, when using these terms, had something particular in mind.

    The above way in which you suggest "most people use the term" is so far from the original meaning that I think it renders this common usage rather needless and confusing -- why not just say outgoing? This is just my view as both a very keen reader of Jungian psychology and an outgoing introvert -- I felt compelled to comment!

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    Re: interest in almost everything

    Fair enough. I suppose if I can insist on the original spelling, you can insist on Jung's specific meaning.

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    Re: interest in almost everything

    If you are going to use a minority definition, however correct, it might help people if you said that you were using the word as Jung did rather than the common meaning. When a definition strays a long way from its original meaning, it helps if you indicate that you are going back to the term's roots.

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