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What are the difficulties of being an extrovert?

I am an introvert. And I have my own personal difficulties from being so. But I was curious to know what might be difficult for you extroverted people out there, because of your extroversion. Or what misconceptions there might be about extroversion. What are the pros and cons of extroversion?
And just so we're on the same page of what introversion and extroversion are, here's a couple videos on defining introversion and extroversion.
"Introvert vs. Extrovert Conversation"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtPcsFkrbSU

"Introverts and Extroverts Have Different Brains"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxZ1fPr9FJg

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    Sep 26 2013: For the introverted extroverts and extroverted introverts:
    http://diplateevo.com/2013/06/on-ambiverts-why-distinguishing-between-extroverts-and-introverts-is-inadequate/

    For me, an extrovert, and what I have observed; Being an extrovert often leaves me feeling lonely, because I have a great passion and power to succeed that drives me. It can overwhelm, irritate and/or intimidate people. I can be bossy, busy, and incredibly outspoken. Being outspoken has required that I have a vocabulary large enough to say exactly what I mean and that can come off as being elitist. None of which I mean to be.

    Being an extrovert means that often, I don't allow myself to often sit and listen and to be still and simply comprehend the world around me.

    I'm glad you asked this question. It gives the readers (myself included) the opportunity to remember that we're not all black and white, line-drawn-in-the-sand, cookie-cutter people. We all have a little of both inside of us.
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