Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Proper Care and Feeding of Introverts

I think this might explain my M.I.A. status on this forgotten little blog: introverts

The best part is that I found this resonant article while hiding from the shrieks of social jubilance emitting from my living room, where a ward party is running its course thanks to my acutely extroverted roommate. Now, if I could only find a tactful way to pass this on to aforementioned roommate...

4 comments:

Karrot Soup said...

Awesome article...I especially liked the part about how you think before you speak instead of thinking-by-speaking. One curious question, though -- does interaction via the internet tire introverts as much as live? Because you can choose the pace a little better, ignore more without seeming rude, etc., though some would argue that the inanity is even greater on the web. Either way, I'll shut up now. :):)

Bryce said...

Yes, very interesting article. Thanks for posting it, Mish!

Kristin, you ask an interesting question. I do think the internet may be a more comfortable medium of conversation for introverts.

However, I think the author only scratched the surface of personality differences. Some, like me, present an unusual combination of introversion and extroversion, which is hard to explain without a more expansive model. Even the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator includes 3 other personality dimensions. Still, I think the author's descriptions were basically accurate. And now I'll stop thinking out loud (my inner extrovert revealing itself) and be quiet, too :-)

SKISLN said...

Aha--it seems like Kristin and Bryce both assume that the more introverted you are, the more abrupt your conclu

Bain said...

Hah! and bryce was always trying to get me to be more extroverted! Those first few paragraphs hit the nail on the head though. Good work Mish; I'm gonna show this one to my mom so she can have a good laugh with me about how accurately it describes me. =)