Friday, December 16, 2005

Caring for Your Introvert

Neat article. I am inclined to both be amused by, and agree with it.


Blogger nia said...

For starters, was the author being intenionally contradictory here?

"Are introverts arrogant?

Hardly. I suppose this common misconception has to do with our being more intelligent, more reflective, more independent, more level-headed, more refined, and more sensitive than extroverts."

I think so.

Secondly, I am an extreme extrovert, but still do not look at gaps in conversation as awkward. Rather, I look at them as a well placed silence that can sometimes speak more than any dialogue could.

Finally, how on earth do an extrovert and an introvert survive in a relationship with each other? Is it doomed? I personally sometimes end up offended because I feel like my significant other's day should be brightened by my presence. OK, now that's my arrogance coming through, I'm afraid.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Tonewah said...

Weee! I, as a borderline introvert, have been in many relationships with extroverts. As a matter of fact, I think almost all of my relationships have been with very outgoing people. I always like the fact that they have something to say when I'm at a loss. The problem I've always encountered is that they tend to get into trouble. Not really because of what they say, but because they are into so many different things at once.

2:02 PM  
Blogger nia said...

Poop. I date introverts all the time, and I don't think it's true that introverts understand extroverts more know. I'm getting sick of typing those words!
I don't know what attracts people like me to introverts (ugh). Perhaps it's the "pulling for the underdog" thing?
Kidding...sort of.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Tonewah said...


You're a trip. U remind me of someone I wish you didn't.

2:24 PM  
Blogger nia said...

Oh God. That doesn't sound like a compliment at ALL.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Tonewah said...

Didn't mean it as an insult or compliment. Just verbal vomit.

Here's a compliment...

You're cuter than the girl on the 'Bull in the Heather' video.

2:36 PM  
Blogger nia said...

Thus taken.

Hey, the little pig-tailed chick humping folks' legs and dancing around the stage? Right on! She's pretty cute, in an overly aggressive, "stop eating the paste" kind of way.

2:43 PM  

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