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Just between you and me, it really chaps my hide when I hear someone say that introverts don't like people.  Just look at this excerpt from a recent interview with John Heilemann, author of Game Change:

KC: Obama doesn’t like people?

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JH: I don’t think he doesn’t like people. I know he doesn’t like people. He’s not an extrovert; he’s an introvert. I’ve known the guy since 1988. He’s not someone who has a wide circle of friends. He’s not a backslapper and he’s not an arm-twister. He’s a more or less solitary figure who has extraordinary communicative capacities. He’s incredibly intelligent, but he’s not a guy who’s ever had a Bill Clinton-like network around him. He’s not the guy up late at night working the speed dial calling mayors, calling governors, calling CEOs.

In addition, it is not true that introverts are also painfully shy or reclusive hermits. I'm an introvert who likes people just fine, thank you.  I just also happen to like solitude, and use time alone or in nature to recharge my batteries. I prefer trusting a few very close friends, and after a long day of working with people would rather be home with my hubby and my dogs than go out to a party.  So, I'll admit, I relate to President Obama's personality more than I do to President Clinton's.  

But which personality do you think is more suited to the Presidency?

According to the Meyers & Briggs Foundation, the chief difference between an introvert and an extrovert is where they get their energy.  Introverts get energy and recharge their batteries from being alone or being in their inner world.  Extroverts get their energy from being around other people and being involved in the outer world (click the link for more information on the differences between introverts and extroverts).

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Is this a man who doesn't like people?





Do you think of yourself as an introvert or an extrovert?
~ and ~
Which personality do you think is better suited for the Presidency?


I'm listening.

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New England Kossacks
Organizers:
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Common Sense Mainer (Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont)

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ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)

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Saturday, September 15th

Central Valley Kossacks Lunch!

TIME: Noon
LOCATION: Ket Mo Ree Thai Restaurant & Bar
238 G St.
Davis, CA
530-759-2255

HOST: tgypsy

RSVPs So Far:
1. tgypsy
2. cooper888
3. gotmooned (Mr cooper888)
4. SallyCat
5. Mr. Cat
6. mrsgoo
7. Kestrel - tentative (Maybe)

Latest diary about this event: Central Valley Kossacks: Let's Meet Up

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DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)
Saturday, September 15th

New England Kossak Meet Up!

TIME: Noon - 3pm
LOCATION: Bangkok Cafe
369 Central Street
Foxborough, MA 02035
508-543-THAI (8424)
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HOST: Clytemnestra

Affirmative RSVPs thus far:
1. Clytemnestra
2. Rick DeVille (husband of SadieSue)
3. SadieSue (they will be coming from Western Mass willing to carpool)
4. GreyHawk
5. Hawkwife
6. thankgodforairamerica (coming from central, CT willing to carpool)
7. 8. 9. Moody Loner,  mommyp00ka, and the Little
10. jarbyus
11. bjedward
12. msdobie
13. dlcmassage

Maybes:
litho
brillig
northerntier  (will be coming from central VT, willing to carpool. )
The Poet Deploreate (will be coming from the North Shore, willing to carpool.)
Phil S 33
Samantha Clemens (progressive radio talk show host)
rougegorge
annieli
TrueBlueMajority
Thestral
GreenMountainBoy02
commonmass

Latest diary about this event, including activities to do in the area.

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Sunday, September 16th

Portland, Oregon Area Meet-Up

TIME: 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Red and Black Cafe
400 SE 12th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

The Red and Black is located in the beautiful Buckman neighborhood, which is home to many social justice groups. Right around the corner from the vegan mini mall! It's on the 70 bus line and within easy walking distance to the 19, 20, 12, and 6. Located conveniently in the Central part of Portland in a free parking SE neighborhood.

HOSTS: Horace Boothroyd III and Sara R

Send Horace Boothroyd III a Kosmail to RSVP.
EVERYONE is welcome!

RSVP LIST:
1. Horace Boothroyd III
2. loggersbrat
3. Sara R
4. DruidQueen
5. llbear

MAYBees:
ZhenRen

Latest diary about this event: Portland OREGON Kossacks- Important Group Formation Post and Meetup

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Monday, October 1st
NYC MEET-UP

TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: The Three Monkeys
236 W 54th St
., between Broadway and 8th Ave.
(212) 586-2080
UP ON THE DECK!

HOST: Sidnora

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RSVPs:
1. sidnora
2. plf515
3. clenchner
4. Cherry the Tart
5. Laura Clawson
6. Arjun Jaikumar
7. It's the Supreme Court, Stupid
8. blue jersey mom
9. rubyr
10. MBNYC
11. Ian Reifowitz

maybes:
casperr
Torta
mconvente
Belinda Ridgewood

Latest diary about this event: 10/1: NYC Meetup on Deck!

EVERYONE is welcome!

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Saturday, October 13th

Cheers & Jeers Meet-Up

TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
775 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

HOSTS: Common Sense Mainer and Bill in Portland Maine

Send Common Sense Mainer an email at cuckolds04103@gmail.com to RSVP. (He prefers his email listed.)
EVERYONE is welcome!

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Friday, October 19th

SFKossack Red Carpet Rollout for Dave in Northridge

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Yank Sing
Rincon Center
101 Spear St.
San Francisco

Send navajo a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVP LIST:
1. Dave in Northridge
2. navajo
3. Lorikeet
4. Steveningen
5. jpmassar
6. kimoconnor
7. norm (Maybe)
8. MrNavajo
9. remembrance
10. Glen the Plumber
11. Dharmasyd
12. boatsie
13. side pocket
14. FogCityJohn
15. madhaus

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Monday, October 22nd

DAILY KOS HQ: SFKossacks watch the final Presidential Debate Party

TIME: 5:00 PM Pacific
LOCATION: Daily Kos Office
Berkeley
(address will be given to RSVPs by Kosmail)
5 min. walk from Ashby BART

Send navajo a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVP LIST:
1. Markos
2. Susan Gardner
3. Kaili Joy Gray
4. Faith Gardner
5. Will Rockafellow
6. Meteor Blades
7. navajo
8. citisven
9. Glen the Plumber (remembrance, maybe)
10. jotter
11. kimoconnor
12. jpmassar
13. norm
14. precinct1233
15. Ebby
16. lineatus
17. ceebee7
18. Dharmasyd
19. side pocket
20. madhaus

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This diary is an example of what SFKossacks do year-round to build our community.
Personal bonds are strengthened and more are feeling comfortable
creating events on their own.

SFKossacks has been organizing since 2005.

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Originally posted to Connect! Unite! Act! on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 07:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by Pink Clubhouse and SFKossacks.

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