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This Awkward Small-Talk Quiz Will Reveal Your Introvert Type

Recent research suggests that there are four basic types of introversion. Let's find out which type is closest to your personality.

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  1. Which conversation would you choose to have with a co-worker?
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    Discussion of recent weather, and how it may or may not be a sign of global warming.
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    "Did you do anything fun this weekend?"
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    "So, what are you doing for the holidays?"
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    Details of someone else's exercise regimen.
  2. Which conversation could you tolerate having with a relative&nbsp;<br>you don't know very well?<br>
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    When are you going to have kids?
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    Details about symptoms of an illness, real or imagined.
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    Discussion of some random thing you did when you were much, much younger.
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    Opinions about the meal currently being eaten.
  3. Which conversation would be the most tolerable with <br>someone sitting next to you <br>on an airplane or train?
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    "So, what do you do for a living?"
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    Detailed discussion of their complete itinerary upon arriving at their destination.
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    "How's (place where you live)? Still expensive?"
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    Not-so-brief synopsis of their life up until this very moment.
  4. Which conversation would you be most OK with having with an authority figure at work?
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    Comparing notes on the details of your daily commute.
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    Discussion about something their kid is doing.
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    "How's it going with [super-specific work thing that makes you nervous]?"
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    "So, uh, did you see the game?" (You did not see the game.)
  5. Which conversation would you be most OK with having with some acquaintance you have not seen in a year or two?
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    "So...are you seeing anyone?"
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    "Do you still hang out with (person you have not hung out in a year or two)?"
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    Why they gave up gluten and why you should too — they've never felt better!
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    The relative size and price of homes, especially apartments in the city.
  6. Which conversation would you choose to have with someone you've run into while visiting your hometown?
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    Discussion of where you currently live and what you do for a living, with a not-so-subtle implication that they think your entire life is total bullshit.
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    "Hey, remember when..."
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    Details about some event they're planning, and how you should totally come back around for it.
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    Discussion about what people from high school are doing now.
  7. Which conversation would you most tolerate having with some guy you just met but has recently started dating your friend?
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    Their negative and condescending thoughts about some cultural thing you love.
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    Why you need to be watching some TV show you have never seen, and it's been on for at least six seasons.
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    An in-depth discussion of the complex social dynamics of their workplace.
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    A long debate comparing the relative merits of New York City and Los Angeles.
  8. Which conversation would you tolerate having with someone you've run into who is friends with one of your exes?
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    "So, uh, what have you been up to lately?" — and it's obvious this person HATES you.
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    A reminiscence about something you did together back when you were with your ex, but with both of you straining not to mention your ex by name.
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    A series of questions clearly designed to pump you for details about your life right now, which they will immediately report back to your ex.
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    A casual chat in which you learn all about your ex's happy new life with their spouse or whatever.
  9. Which conversation would you be most OK with having with some random stranger standing behind you in a line?
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    A discussion about why they feel so impatient waiting in this line, with them growing more restless and agitated as time goes by.
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    Comparing notes on your strategies for arriving at places and getting in lines. (You don't really have one, but they do and it's very complicated.)
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    Discussion about their pet, complete with details about their pet's recent illness.
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    A weirdly contentious chat about traffic, and the correct directions from one place to another.
 
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