Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Being an introvert

I like to think about ridiculous stuff. Like how our world tends to value extroverts more than introverts. From what i've seen in my 20 years of life, i tend to notice that people who are extroverts are the ones who get more friends, get accepted more easily and can get things more easily due to their sociable nature. Introverts on the other hand, are often viewed as unfriendly because they tend to mix lesser with people and as a result, they are also often lonely and have very little friends.

I know this, because i'm an introvert myself too.


Consequently, some people think of me as a arrogant person (someone told me this before) who do not like to speak with new people. I give the impression of being unfriendly as i seldom make the first move to get to know new people. So when it comes to big social events, i'm usually the guy who sits quietly at the corner alone. It's not that i enjoy being an introvert, it can get pretty depressing sometimes, but most of the time, i find myself lacking of courage to go to people that i do not know and make friends with them.

I can at most make past two introductory sentence before i find myself stuck without any more ideas to proceed. My brains would be racing to find a suitable conversation topic to steer myself out of the following awkward silence. More often than not, my new friend will eventually get bored of me and walked away. And after many repeated instances of the same situation, it wouldn't be surprising if i naturally gave up trying to make the first move. I would still enjoy being talked to though, as long as the person would not expect me to tell the world funniest joke. The next time i go for some big social event, i should get a shirt with a message that says something like this:-


Well, maybe introverts are just meant for other things XD

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