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23 Post author: Wei_Dai 19 March 2010 10:21PM

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Comment author: Kevin 21 March 2010 03:36:17AM 2 points [-]

I noticed that the variance in the amount of time different people spend thinking through new ideas before they speak is quite high.

This is one of the basic characteristics of introversion vs. extroversion where extroverts tend to have less of a filter on their thoughts before speaking.

Comment author: idlewire 24 March 2010 04:15:40PM *  1 point [-]

While I'd have a difficult time pinning myself as either introvert or extrovert, I notice when I'm with a comfortable crowd, ideas will fall out of my mouth with so little processing that many sentences end with "... wait, nevermind, scratch that." I'll use my close aquaintences as easy parallel processing or to quickly look at ideas from obvious viewpoints that I tend to easily overlook.

When I'm in an unfamiliar group or setting, I'll often spend so long revising what I want to say that the conversation moves on and I've hardly said a word for 20 minutes.