Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Extroverts and Introverts

I was considering the ideal societies of Marx and Rand in the context on intro and extroverts. (http://www.learningplaceonline.com/relationships/friends/caring-introvert.htm)

Rand created a society ideal for introverts: isolation from other people except where necessary, self-dependence, and no need for other humans.

Rand failed, however, with a poor choice of vocabulary, as she called introverts "selfish" people. An introvert is merely a person who energizes away from contact with other people; a selfish person just desires things for their own good. Selfish people would not, necessarily, flourish in her ideal society.

Marx's society was ideal for extroverts, people who need to communicate with others to be happy. Extroverts tend to be less creative, and since Marxism frowns upon invention, things work out for them.

Introverts are scientists, artists, and inventors. They promote progress. Extroverts are businessmen, politicians, soliders, and laborers. They allow for the propagation of progress, but at times their nature denies it for more conservative ideas.

Marx and Rand's societies fail because they do not rely on the intro/extrovert dependence. Ayn Rand's Objectivism would most definetly fail, as, without extroverts, the creations of introverts could not be propagated into permanence. Marx's Communism is slightly more feasible, although it would require the termination of introverts in order to avoid progress.

Communism would succeed over Objectivism because 75% of the population is extroverted, which means there ought to be a lean towards Communism.

Rand had picked up on the intro/extroverted differences, except she called them selfish and selflfess. A better choice of words would make her theroy make more sense (and be more excepted).


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