Monday, June 23, 2014


there's a lot written on the internet about introverts.

i think this is largely due to the fact that the internet has a large population of introverts on it. the extroverts are maybe talking about extroversion, but they're all off at parties or something and talking about it face to face.

i have come to realize that i require a great deal of social interactions but also a great deal of solitude. i am perfectly happy to go days on end without talking to a single other person and yet i am totally happy to hang out with someone i only just met in a parking lot.

i don't do a lot of thing alone because i have no friends; i do them alone because i like to do them alone. you have a different kind of adventure when you go alone.

and oddly, i like to ski alone precisely because i get to meet interesting people on chairlifts. if you go WITH someone, you're talking to your friend and you don't get to make chitchat with fascinating strangers.

i LOVE talking with random people.

big crowd? AWESOME.

weeks by myself? AWESOME

either of those two things without the other? not so good.

so maybe i'm a mesovert.

1 comment:

Cookie said...

I've thought about this "mesovert" post awhile, as I am intrigued by the idea of it. I taught elementary public school for years with no problem at all...but around everyone else, I was (am) never as at ease. Maybe it's because kids see all the way through everything we say and do to who we really are, and you never have to wonder if they "get" you.


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