I is for Introverted
What’s a little bit odd about writing these A to Z post is that I have to consider I’m addressing two different groups of bloggers….those who have followed me for some time…and those new readers who found me because of the Challenge. Therefore, I try to write it in such a way as to not put me regular readers to sleep, because they’ve heard it before…not because I’m so droll that my posts have been used as sleeping pill substitutes. Anyway, today’s topic is a perfect case in point. Those who’ve known me awhile have heard me discuss my shy nature. Let’s see if we can make it interesting for everybody this time.
I’ve taken most of the on-line questionnaires designed to determine your level of introversion/extroversion (just Google Introversion Test and you’ll see a bunch of links), and almost every time I rate as well balanced between the two. I say….bullshit! I know how I feel when I’m put into social situations, and if that’s well-balanced then there’s something terribly wrong somewhere. The thing is, I’m okay with my introversion. I don’t mind being alone (except for my family….got to have them!) and actually prefer it. But, would I be saying the same thing if I didn’t have this on-line presence?
What I’ve learned over the last three years is that A LOT of writers are introverted. Many of you, like me, have found a release through their writing…and the blogosphere. You see, there is no such thing as being tongue-tied on the internet. There is an artificial buffer of time out here that allows us to formulate orderly thoughts without the embarrassingly awkward pauses. No groan-inducing comments brought about by trying to fill gaps in the conversation. It is SO much easier here!
Do I worry about the possibility of book signings should I ever become published? Not much. Why, you ask? Because the one thing I’ve never had a problem talking about, even to complete strangers, is my writing.
What about you? How would you rate on the introverted/extroverted scale?