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30th May '16 5:01:23 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* TamoraPierce uses both types.

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* TamoraPierce Creator/TamoraPierce uses both types.



* As mentioned above, TamoraPierce is fond of this type of character. The standout examples of type two, however, are Briar and Rosethorn from ''Literature/CircleOfMagic.'' Their names say it all. They're devoted to their adoptive families, and both actually have good social skills simply because they have to deal with people so often...but essentially, they're both tetchy and irritable, and would ideally like to be left alone with their gardens. Briar in particular is prone to pushing people away, even those he loves, when stressed or anxious.

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* As mentioned above, TamoraPierce Creator/TamoraPierce is fond of this type of character. The standout examples of type two, however, are Briar and Rosethorn from ''Literature/CircleOfMagic.'' Their names say it all. They're devoted to their adoptive families, and both actually have good social skills simply because they have to deal with people so often...but essentially, they're both tetchy and irritable, and would ideally like to be left alone with their gardens. Briar in particular is prone to pushing people away, even those he loves, when stressed or anxious.
27th May '16 11:20:45 AM Kakai
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* Lalli of ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' is an excellent scout and very proficient woodsman with connection to nature spirits, but he avoids interacting with people whenever possible and dislikes being paid attention to - not to mention that he expresses his desire to be left alone by dumping a bowl of soup on the interloper.
25th May '16 4:32:45 PM Minni128
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* Satsuki in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6938392/chapters/15823108 The Mysterious Lady Kiryuuin]]'' is, as Nui puts it, very shy, ''painfully'' so. Why she is so shy is never said (yet) and she is so shy that, after she was adopted and brought to her home, Nui hadn't seen her for two weeks until after she was adopted and, when she does see her, it's when Satsuki saves her from falling off of a balcony. Likewise, she's so shy that she never leaves her house and has but one friend. Apparently, from her interactions with Nui, she has to get used to people first.

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* Satsuki in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6938392/chapters/15823108 The Mysterious Lady Kiryuuin]]'' is, as Nui puts it, very shy, ''painfully'' so. Why she is so shy is never said (yet) and she is so shy that, after she was adopted and brought to her home, Nui hadn't seen her for two weeks until after she was adopted and, when she does see her, it's when Satsuki saves her from falling off of a balcony. Likewise, she's so shy that she never leaves her house and has but one friend. Apparently, from her interactions with Nui, is very kind and polite underneath her shyness but, it seems, she has to get used to people first.other people.
25th May '16 4:29:21 PM Minni128
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* Naruto in ''Escape from the Hokage's Hat'' when explaining his vast knowledge on plants and gardening to Hinata as this. Since he is hated by his village, he hasn't exactly had time to practice and he notes plants offer better company and less insults than the villagers.

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* Naruto in ''Escape from the Hokage's Hat'' when explaining his vast knowledge on plants and gardening to Hinata as this. Since he is hated by his village, he hasn't exactly had time to practice and he notes plants offer better company and less insults than the villagers. He hasn't any problems with opening up to her, however.
*Satsuki in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6938392/chapters/15823108 The Mysterious Lady Kiryuuin]]'' is, as Nui puts it, very shy, ''painfully'' so. Why she is so shy is never said (yet) and she is so shy that, after she was adopted and brought to her home, Nui hadn't seen her for two weeks until after she was adopted and, when she does see her, it's when Satsuki saves her from falling off of a balcony. Likewise, she's so shy that she never leaves her house and has but one friend. Apparently, from her interactions with Nui, she has to get used to people first.
11th Apr '16 10:45:11 AM Willbyr
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* Natsume Takashi the protagonist of ''Manga/NatsumeYuujinchou'', is kind and understanding of almost all the Youkai he meets -including the ones who try to eat him, but is isolated from humans for most of his childhood due to his ability to see spirits. As a result he "never knows what to say" to them.

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* Natsume Takashi the protagonist of ''Manga/NatsumeYuujinchou'', ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'', is kind and understanding of almost all the Youkai he meets -including the ones who try to eat him, but is isolated from humans for most of his childhood due to his ability to see spirits. As a result he "never knows what to say" to them.
9th Mar '16 2:02:26 PM DaibhidC
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** Similar to Susan Calvin, below, is Adora Belle Dearheart, a crusader for golem rights. She not once, but twice shoots at her future husband with a crossbow, dismisses small talk with "Now we've been appropriately human to one another, what did you want?", and has only ever once been forcibly stopped from smoking (and it took a ''300-pound orangutan'' to do that), but when she talks about golems she gets all soft and caring. And when one of the golems she looks after ''dies'', well, she starts acting as if she actually had...''feelings''.
9th Mar '16 2:00:50 PM DaibhidC
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* Literature/{{Tarzan}} has openly commented that humans are petty, violent, and talk too much, and much prefers the company of apes. In one novel when he is stricken with a temporary case of speech aphasia he laments that he can no longer talk to apes, but doesn't much care that he can't talk to humans.


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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's Susan Calvin is a brilliant, acid-tongued robot expert who openly admits that she likes robots better than humans. In one story she comments that the difference between robots and humans is that robots are essentially decent.
9th Mar '16 1:57:44 PM DaibhidC
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[[folder: Jokes]]
* What's the difference between an introverted engineer and an extroverted engineer?
** An introverted engineer looks at his shoes when he talks to you.
** An extroverted engineer looks at ''your'' shoes while he talks to you.
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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': John subverts this, in a way. He does know about humans and all (well, ''[[DeadpanSnarker duh]]'' he is a doctor) but it takes a while for him to open up, though he is genuinely caring towards crime victims and people like Molly, whom he can relate too. Also, he can hold his own if his best friend's life is threatened (and you DO NOT want to see how scary John can be if Sherlock's life ''is'' threatened).
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** Many incarnations of Batman himself, for that matter, at least when he's not pretending to be a RichIdiotWithNoDayJob.



* Coroner Dr. Laurel Weaver from ''Film/MenInBlack''. "I hate the living."



** Similar to Susan Calvin, below, is Adora Belle Dearheart, a crusader for golem rights. She not once, but twice shoots at her future husband with a crossbow, dismisses small talk with "Now we've been appropriately human to one another, what did you want?", and has only ever once been forcibly stopped from smoking (and it took a ''300-pound orangutan'' to do that), but when she talks about golems she gets all soft and caring. And when one of the golems she looks after ''dies'', well, she starts acting as if she actually had...''feelings''.



* Creator/IsaacAsimov's Susan Calvin is a brilliant, acid-tongued robot expert who openly admits that she likes robots better than humans. In one story she comments that the difference between robots and humans is that robots are essentially decent.
* Literature/{{Tarzan}} has openly commented that humans are petty, violent, and talk too much, and much prefers the company of apes. In one novel when he is stricken with a temporary case of speech aphasia he laments that he can no longer talk to apes, but doesn't much care that he can't talk to humans.



* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Sherlock definitely. He also combines this with NoSocialSkills, despite being [[GreatDetective the world's greatest detective]]. Also, he's very good with his clients. But his colleagues and friends, particularly John? You get a JerkWithAHeartOfGold [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny Ears Detective]] with NoSocialSkills.



* In ''SamAndMax Season 2'', Santa Claus admits the only reason he took the job is because he ''hates'' children. As Saint Nick, he only has to deal with them one day out of the entire year.
** In fact, he technically doesn't have to deal with them at all; the one day out of the year that he actually has to even go near children, they're not allowed to harass him.



** Three out of the five Gundam pilots fall into this type, mostly because they've all been raised since childhood to be supersoldier pilots. Only Duo and Quatre seem to have no particular socializing problems. Heero is kind-hearted but he's so focused on his mission that he comes off as cold to most people. And Wufei is generally a jerk to everybody and is obsessed with his own strength.
17th Feb '16 6:23:05 AM Tron80
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* Interesting because he is the [[AudienceSurrogate protagonist of the work]], Shinji Ikari of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has shades of both: though Misato {{lampshade|Hanging}}s in the very first episode that he is of the grumpy sort, a very strong case of CerebusSyndrome in the latter half of the TV series reveals that he is actually very very shy.



* [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] [[{{Tsundere}} Langley]] [[JerkassWoobie Soryu]] of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', similarly to Shinji (see First Type example above), initially conveys a bold, socially-effective persona - again, from the very first episode she is seen. [[SignatureStyle Again]], just before the TV series reveals its strongest case of CerebusSyndrome [[spoiler: (and possibly [[MindRape the codifying example]] of it)]], we learn how animal, tenacious, and murderous that persona is.



* [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Trowa Barton]] is able to reduce a lion to a cuddly kitten with simply patience and eye-contact, but the jury is out on his actual opinion on people. Since the series finale aired over ten years ago, the jury will never reach a verdict.

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Trowa Barton]] Barton is able to reduce a lion to a cuddly kitten with simply patience and eye-contact, but the jury is out on his actual opinion on people. Since the series finale aired over ten years ago, the jury will never reach a verdict.



*** Three out of the five Gundam pilots fall into this type, mostly because they've all been raised since childhood to be supersoldier pilots. Only Duo and Quatre seem to have no particular socializing problems. Heero is kind-hearted but he's so focused on his mission that he comes off as cold to most people. And Wufei is generally a jerk to everybody and is obsessed with his own strength.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' gives us Rei, who struggles with some aspects of humanity, is cripplingly shy and, particularly when [[spoiler:she's a newly minted clone,]] is aloof and distant. On the other hand she has an excellent grasp of other aspects of humanity, but shows difficulty in being social. Gendou on the other hand is more a type two.

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*** ** Three out of the five Gundam pilots fall into this type, mostly because they've all been raised since childhood to be supersoldier pilots. Only Duo and Quatre seem to have no particular socializing problems. Heero is kind-hearted but he's so focused on his mission that he comes off as cold to most people. And Wufei is generally a jerk to everybody and is obsessed with his own strength.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' gives us Rei, who struggles with some aspects of humanity, is cripplingly shy and, particularly when [[spoiler:she's a newly minted clone,]] is aloof and distant. On the other hand she has an excellent grasp of other aspects of humanity, but shows difficulty in being social. Gendou on the other hand is more a type two.
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3rd Feb '16 4:50:29 PM RoseAndHeather
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* Longtime veterinarians can develop this kind of attitude, especially if they see a lot of abused or neglected patients. Those that work at emergency clinics tend to be the most affected, as a good deal of "emergencies" are simply issues that could have been treated much more easily if the owner had them attended to earlier.

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* Longtime veterinarians veterinary professionals can develop this kind of attitude, especially if they see a lot of abused or neglected patients. Those that work at emergency clinics tend to be the most affected, as a good deal of "emergencies" are simply issues that could have been treated much more easily if the owner had them attended to earlier. An old joke about the issues of getting these people to work together goes, "The problem with vet clinics is that they're staffed by a bunch of people who hate people."
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