Introspections on introversion  

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1/30/2006 10:05 am

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Introspections on introversion

One of the useful things about commentary is that it often provides an opportunity for analysis, and given the uncomplicated nature of my job I have plenty of time for thought while I am working. Example: a reader of my last post pointed out the ultimate introvert would have been sleeping, not posting, and hiding the rest of the time. Quite true indeed. And in my younger days, that was more or less what I did. Had we even had the interent as such in my late teens/early twenties one would most likely never have seen me writing blogs, chatting in chat rooms. And one certainly never saw me out in public much going to bars or clubs or much of anything else for that matter.

So the question is would I see myself as the ultimate introvert still? Hmmm, no not really. I fould this quiz a while back that tested for introversion. Five years ago (maybe even three years ago) I'd have scored like 85% or "true intorvert", these days it is more like 65% or more like an "extroverted introvert". There is still a tendancy to "run and hide" from the world, but not as strong as it once was, and in that regard the internet can be a very practical tool, as it allows one to maintain a certain level of (semi-)anonymousness (although given the number of people who know me in real life, that level of anonimity can be rather thin at times).

I'll probably expand more on the subject at some point, maybe even discuss some of the inherent complications of someone "coming out of the shell" a little later in life, but for the time being I guess I feel less like expressing at the moment and more like getting some reading done. Until the next exciting chapter, I bid thee adios.

_CoffeeNoCream_ 53F

1/30/2006 12:46 pm

*opens her shell and peeps*

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