August 9, 2003 at 3:36 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Had two long conversations recently with two separate friends about the fact that socializing with random people is great and all, but it can be pretty tiring. Coincidentally, I ran across this Atlantic Monthly article today: Caring For Your Introvert by Jonathan Rauch…. “Do you know someone who needs hours alone every day? Who loves quiet conversations about feelings or ideas, and can give a dynamite presentation to a big audience, but seems awkward in groups and maladroit at small talk? Who has to be dragged to parties and then needs the rest of the day to recuperate? Who growls or scowls or grunts or winces when accosted with pleasantries by people who are just trying to be nice?” Yeah. Yup. Yeah.