Thursday, February 20, 2014

Life of a Blogger: Introvert or Extrovert?



This topic is super easy for me: INTROVERT. All the way. I feel like people always see introverts the wrong way. I'm a shy person, I like keeping to myself. I don't talk to people usually unless they talk to me and even then it's very little. And if I'm being honest, I usually don't feel like talking to people until they have something interesting to say. I'm not one for small talk. But just because I'm a quiet, shy person doesn't mean I'm insecure or uncomfortable in my skin. I'm usually just uncomfortable talking to people in general.

I get super anxious whenever I'm involved in social situations, no matter what it is. Even if it's with a group of friends, I'm generally nervous about it. I don't talk much at all. People tend to talk over me or about things that I know nothing about or have nothing to say about.

The times I'm an introvert:

  • almost any social situation
  • big crowds
  • group outings
  • speaking in front of people
  • I have MAJOR stage fright
  • If you meet me in person, it may take me a while before I truly open up
  • But if you talk to me about something I'm interested in, it's likely I won't shut up
The times I'm an extrovert:
  • with my friends
  • one-on-one time
  • if I'm talking about something I'm really interested in
  • if I'm talking about books
  • if I've been drinking (I'm usually a happy drunk and then I don't shut up)
I just have such a hard time opening up and talking in groups of people. When I started working two years ago it took me months before I was comfortable talking to my coworkers and the ones that I wasn't around much I still wasn't comfortable talking to them when I left the job. I'm about to go back in March and I know that I'll probably have to start all over again in a way since I haven't been there in so long.

Anyways, if you ever do meet me in person, I hope you don't think I'm uninterested in talking to you. Chances are I'm just incredibly uncomfortable because in a sense I'm talking to a complete stranger and I have trouble doing that lol

So which are you: introvert or extrovert?

5 comments:

  1. It's been such an interesting subject this week and very intriguing to know how everyone perceives themselves. I'm just like you I consider myself an introvert and I have been since I was a baby, in fact as I got older I receded into myself a lot more and lost friends because they understand why I didn't want to go out clubbing or drink.

    Would love to meet you one day, we could talk books :-D

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    1. Yes! Books is a great subject to get me talking! Lol I had a lot of insecurities and body issues when I was younger. I think that had a lot to do with the friends I had. They kind of just stopped being my friend because I wasn't popular enough and they always got all the boys and I was super boy crazy back in the day lol. But then I got a new group of friends and got into high school and I came out of my shell so much. But I was still shy and quiet but I had a confidence about me that I hadn't had before that. I think a lot of it had to do with joining the choir and musicals where I had to perform in front of people and you're kind of forced to put yourself out there. I've lost a lot of friends because of those reasons too. I used to be a little bit of a partier and I was always around my friends and I had quite a large group of them, but once I had my first son and started staying home more and didn't really feel like going out they all kind of stopped talking to me. It's a shame, but if they don't want to make the effort to be a part of my life then why should I, ya know? The people that truly care will find a way to be in it! :)

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  2. So far a lot of the bloggers linking up are introverts! Introvert power!! And it seems we all feel misunderstood. Why does introvert need to be synonymous with flat? Inside, and quietly, we live vibrant lives!

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  3. I am an introvert myself and I completely hate it when people misunderstand things or think that I don't like people. I like people, I just can't interact with people for long periods of time as it can be very draining. There isn't really anything wrong with being introverted.

    New GFC follower :)
    My Life of a Blogger post

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  4. YOU SOUND EXACTLY LIKE ME. It's kind of scary haha O_O
    Oh gosh, I had to do a presentation at work in front of the entire staff about some classes that we took, and I was SO nervous I was making myself feel sick! I talked super fast and sped through everything just to get it over with. I hate talking in front of people :(

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