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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: As others have intimated, there’s a spectrum at work here. Most of us are situationally dependent ambiverts—yes, it’s a real word—and there is a time and place for either end of the spectrum to hold sway.
    • Sep 29 2013: Yes, there is that situation ambiversion.I don't think anyone is entirely one or the other, but we all lean towards one side of extroversion or introversion more often than the other. I'm just asking about when the extroversion side of the spectrum is being leaned on more.
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        Oct 4 2013: Got it. I work in high tech and see a lot of both sides of the spectrum, and my observations track with the psychology definitions for each. I’ve been called an extrovert, however I don’t really like to go clubbing, hate small talk, never gossip and enjoy engaging in deep conversations about a wide range of issues.

        But when it comes to making friendships, I find that introverts tend to bond for long periods with a small, tightly knit group, whereas most extroverts seem to have more superficial or passing friendships. Admittedly, I suffer from introversion envy.

        By the way, I found it interesting that Steve Jobs was cited in both videos—obviously he was a complex person.

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