QUESTIONS FOR INTROVERTS FROM A RAGING EXTROVERT
Inspired by @amieshmamie
- •Do you hate your birthday because of all the attention?I don't mind a some attention from family and friends. Phone calls and texts make my day. A quiet celebration where I can spend time with people I love without the focus being directly on me is ideal. For god's sake, please never, ever, ever get the staff to sing to me in a restaurant. (Note: my mother-in-law made this mistake this exactly once, at Macaroni Grill, where they make you wave a napkin over your head as they sing.)
- •Do you think I'm a diva because I LOVE my birthday?Nope. It's your day, so do with it what you will. Unless you insist on me joining you to celebrate it in a public place and cause a scene. Even a happy scene is too much scene for me.
- •Do I talk too loudly?It depends on the situation. If we are out somewhere together and your volume causes other people to look at us (me), I will want to sink into the floor.
- •Do you take a lot of bubble baths?No. Do very long hot showers count?
- •How many cats do you have?None, but I can picture having one small cuddly one if I wasn't so darn allergic.
- •Did you read Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking?Not yet but it sounds wonderful.
- •Do you think your job and/or school lends itself to the success of extroverts over introverts? What about the world in general?I guess teaching could be hard for introverts because kids pretty much never stop talking and wanting to interact with you. I find unfamiliar adults to be the most anxiety-producing, so I was pretty good with the other teachers at school once I got to know them. I liked that I could close my classroom door and create/stay in my own little world. (EDIT: I am a teacher and this paragraph describes that experience.)
- •How long is the perfect amount of time to stay at a party?If I don't know anyone but I absolutely must attend, 30 minutes seems sufficient. If it's a party with my friends or family, I will be the last one standing and insisting that people don't really have to leave yet.
- •Will you be my friend?Of course. I would love nothing more than to be your cozy, quiet friend.