Is Misato an introvert?

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Is Misato an introvert?

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Postby Nasmoe » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:32 pm

It just seems to me that Misato is an introvert who pretends to be an extrovert.
Does anyone else think so, or am I just stating the obvious?
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Postby Reichu » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:48 pm

"Introvert" and "extrovert" are pretty superficial, direly simplistic categorizations in the first place. Try applying them to anybody whose psyche you've seen deep into and getting a perfect fit; odds are you won't. These words work best when used in broad, general, who-gives-a-shit-about-the-specifics terms.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:33 pm

There are technical definitions of the terms as per e.g. Myers-Briggs; but they aren't anything close to the casual use of the words.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:49 pm

If it helps any, Anno supposedly stated in an interview that ALL the characters are introverts.
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Postby Reichu » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:11 pm

Sauce or it didn't supposedly happen. ;p
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Postby slothen » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:14 am

Nasmoe wrote:It just seems to me that Misato is an introvert who pretends to be an extrovert.


No, she's an extrovert.
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Postby Hunter21 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:51 am

Nasmoe wrote:It just seems to me that Misato is an introvert who pretends to be an extrovert.

Same could be said about Asuka.
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Postby BobBQ » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:33 pm

Nasmoe wrote:It just seems to me that Misato is a pervert who pretends to be an extrovert.

Fixed.

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Postby TheAyanamiOtaku » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:18 pm

Hunter21 wrote:
Nasmoe wrote:It just seems to me that Misato is an introvert who pretends to be an extrovert.

Same could be said about Asuka.


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Postby V » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:22 pm

Nasmoe wrote:It just seems to me that Misato is an introvert who pretends to be an extrovert.
Does anyone else think so, or am I just stating the obvious?


those terms dont' apply exactly

Misato has Borderline Personality Disorder, which is basically using a lot of flamboyance and being the "life of the party" to hide her inner pain
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Postby slothen » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:23 am

V wrote:
Nasmoe wrote:It just seems to me that Misato is an introvert who pretends to be an extrovert.


those terms dont' apply exactly

Misato has Borderline Personality Disorder, which is basically using a lot of flamboyance and being the "life of the party" to hide her inner pain


A very good friend of mine passed away in August; she had Borderline Personality Disorder, and I agree that Misato has it as well. Off the top of my head, one of the textbook traits is driving recklessly. I wonder, do we ever see Misato driving fast aside from episode 1?


As for those terms not applying, I don't think they apply any less to Evangelion characters than they would to anyone else. But I would definitely say Misato is an extrovert.
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Postby UrsusArctos » Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:26 am

slothen wrote:A very good friend of mine passed away in August; she had Borderline Personality Disorder, and I agree that Misato has it as well. Off the top of my head, one of the textbook traits is driving recklessly. I wonder, do we ever see Misato driving fast aside from episode 1?


Sorry to hear about your friend. >_<

Misato drives wildly in Episode 7 when she makes an entrance at Shinji's school (Resulting in :kensuke_drool: ) and her alternate reality version does the same in Episode 26.
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Postby Another Asuka » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:53 pm

Sailor Star Dust wrote:If it helps any, Anno supposedly stated in an interview that ALL the characters are introverts.


What the....Anno think's Asuka is an introvert? I'd say ambivert at the most.

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Postby NemZ » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:01 pm

Depends if the person in question feels exertion to keep up the facade or if that really is what they live for and feel lifeless without the interplay. Misato I could see going either way, but Asuka is clearly an extrovert.
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Postby Annihilationscape » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:38 pm

Misato is extroverted, at least in the sense that she doesn't seem partiularly shy in speaking with anyone or saying what's on her mind.

Although it's worth noting that she evidently became an extrovert over a period of time, since she was a mute for a few years there.
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Postby Iron Rooster » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:49 pm

I personally think it's possible to actually be an introvert but show the tendencies of an extrovert. Acting superficially extroverted might just be one way of dealing with introversion.

I really do think that you see Misato's real nature in scenes when she's by herself in her apartment or when she's with one person.
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Postby slothen » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:23 pm

having personal problems or issues that you don't share with other people does not make you an introvert.
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