I saw this on a friend’s feed and it’s just too true! So many social situations I’ve had trouble navigating since I was a child and still struggle with now.
Just one of the really, really ‘so true’ situations that I still struggle with… at 30:
As I write this, I’m listening to Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. It’s an insightful read (or listen) on how introverts can and should be valued. It strokes my ego in ways that could be totally factual. I’ve always wondered why I prefer to ‘shy away’ from crowds and prefer not to make small talk, even though I have learnt to do so.
I love people, yet hate them. I don’t like isolation but like being alone sometimes. Doing my own business at home hasn’t been entirely easy. I look forward to my scheduled social gatherings with my close friends, like never before. I make sure I don’t go overboard and yak non-stop when Immanuel comes home from work.
I’m still listening and it’s still good but does get dry at times. Introverts or extroverts – everyone is woven intricately and differently.
But one fun fact that I got was that Pixar’s campus is really cool and seems to satisfy both personality types.