On that note, I always though I was more of an extrovert. I mean, since I always liked to go out places, I figured I was more social. But after reading the list of myths Adam talks about (and taking this quiz HERE to see if I was an introvert or extrovert) I realized people act that way towards me and that I really am an introvert. The truth is, when I go out I generally like to go by myself, or with just a person (like my sister) or two (maybe one of my parents or another friend) to small places like a cafe, library, or grocery store even. But I'm not a huge fan of hanging out in big groups, especially with kids I don't know (or like) that well. I also like one on one time better, because I like that better. We have each others' full attention, and I get really nervous around people I don't know, which apparently doesn't show because my family rolls their eyes and are like "Yeah, Lydia's always nervous." The other people are entertaining to me (for short time periods) but I tend to start watching them like it's a TV show which comes off as a little bit rude or judgmental, or people think I'm unapproachable. I'm really friendly! People like me, and like to be around me. I just have a FEW close friends. I smile, laugh, and talk a lot - with people I know well and like. I've had people say that I've given them mean looks before, and the only thing I can figure is that I was in my own world and thinking when I looked up at them.
So like the article said, I'm not weird. I'm not even unfriendly. I just don't care for parties, loud noises, clubs, groups of people, drinking, or things like that. I just like being alone. With my music. Or a book. Or with one or maybe two close friends that I can REALLY trust and have stuff in common with. I like driving just for the sake of being independent and going to the grocery store. I like meeting new people and learning about how they think, and see what they wear and what music they listen to. I just don't have to be AROUND them all the time. I like going some place kinda low key and "hippyish" and having a good time - then go home and have some alone time. I like blogging, reading, listening to music, thinking, playing music, driving, watching TV, sewing, reading magazines, trying new hairstyles and makeup, coming up with new outfits. THEN I can go out and show off what outfits I've come up with. See how it works?
And I like that! I like not feeling like I HAVE to do that stuff. It's cool! And it's just as cool for people to be extroverts. I'll be me and you be you. It's freeing, isn't it? :)
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
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