Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Irony of an Introvert

I'll tell you what, people who are introverts are interesting. Some would say that I am. I would say that I am...sometimes. I often tell people that I am an intro-extrovert. When I am in certain situations, I need to hold back, observe, and reflect about everything. In other situations, I like to live it up, be loud, and be the center of attention.

The funny thing is that I have different feelings at different times about being alone. You see, an introvert likes to be alone sometimes...most of the time. It doesn't mean that introverts are depressed, bridge trolls, who don't know how to socialize. Sometimes, it just feels good to relax and keep things to myself.

Here's the irony:

-I like to be in neighborhoods/subdivisions with people around...not in the country with no one within 5 miles of you.

-I like the roads to be driver-less and hassle-free...a country road would be nice any day.

-I like having a few good friends and not being everyone's's much simpler this way.

-I like to be in youth ministry where hanging out with lots of middle school and high schoolers is awesome.

-I'm not a huge fan of big parties and/or large groups of people (most of the time).

-I'm a huge fan of going to professional/amateur sporting events.

Again, I tell you I am an intro-extrovert. Any questions?