I know that many who read this will never interact with me on a daily basis, and I know that those that do will already know many of these things about me. But to better help you understand the introverts around you, I thought I’d share some more personal introvert tendencies about myself.
I love meeting new people, but after I do then I will nearly always retreat to: my office, my bedroom, my hotel room, my back porch, or anywhere else I can take 10 minutes to catch my breathe.
When my office door is shut it doesn’t mean I don’t want you to come in. It just means I need the silence when I’m working by myself. Most of the time I leave my door open just so people will come talk to me.
I love speaking in front of large groups, and I find it easier than walking through a lobby full of strangers. Explain that to me please?
Before I meet someone for the first time, I will have to be alone to gear myself up. Consider it my own little pep talk.
If you ask me about something I’m passionate about, then you may not get me to shut up for hours. I have no problem talking.
I’m an extroverted thinker. I think out-loud, and need to process my thoughts in front of those that care for me the most. In fact, if you let me process long enough I’ll eventually come around to disagreeing with myself.
Most of those that don’t really know me, and only see me from a distance, would say that I’m an extrovert. That makes me laugh, but it makes my wife laugh the loudest.
If I have you over for dinner, it means I really like you.
I like to be alone to re-energize, but I often get the same energy from being with my best friends.
As introverted as I may be, I’m still awfully hard to offend. I find myself assuming the best in people, but it could also be that I assume everyone likes me and wouldn’t want to hurt my feelings. I’m working through this…it’s a real problem.
Understanding me isn’t the same as dissecting a bomb. I’m not really as complicated as all these blog posts may make me seem.
Calling all introverts! Add to my list please, what are some things you’d like others to know about you?