Sunday, December 24, 2006

Tagged by bookslinger

Barb e-mailed me and explained tagged. Hmmmm......I think you guys pretty much know everything about me.

1. How much I weigh - you will never know that. Only one person knows that, the doctor's nurse. She lets me fudge, so the doctor doesn't even know.

2. How's my sex life? You will never know.

3. How much money is in my checkbook? I never discuss money.

4. I am an extroverted introvert. There's an official word for it. I'm not shy and am very friendly, but I need to be alone 99% of the time. And I hate parties and get-togethers. I even tell my kids to go home after awhile. People who don't know me well are always surprised by that one because I seem so outgoing.

5. I am the laziest person on the planet. My favorite thing is to just lay on the couch and eat popcorn and click the remote. Or just lay. Lie? I can lay in one position for a whole hour and just feel my muscles relax and enjoy the whole process. People who know me well know this is no exaggeration.

I tag Jeff Lindsay, also. I miss your posts, Jeff.

Merry Christmas, everyone! We are having nine people for Christmas Eve dinner, Prime Rib and Shrimp. I am dreading it.


Barb said...

I'm not sure about all the blogging, rites of passage if there are any. Maybe being tagged makes you official or something. :)

I liked the info all the some of it was the mysteries that we shall never know lol.

Ever since I heard about this introvert/extrovert thing, I have thought a lot about it. I think I can go either way. Now that I am not painfully shy anymore, I do enjoy other people provided but my condition makes it hard for me to go places and such. However, I am so content not going places that I could happily not go anywhere for the rest of my life I did not have to do so. Ironically, I like to plan social events in my head. I just do all I can do get out of most social events if there is an out. :) I do like the energy of crowds though. I recall just being part of group activities such as Field Day at my high school where we had themes and did a performance with songs and chorographed movments in band-like formation. I liked the chants that my Softball team made and the being part of group as well as going to sporting events. When I was painfully shy, I did not talk unless spoken to except for my immediate family and it was hard to talk to people outside of my immediate family.

I do get so much energy from books and ideas. I think way too much about this stuff. I do have a theory that some of what people consider introverted or having trouble with small talk may just be that they have not developed the skill as of yet. Therefore, it would take more energy and leave your drained. Consider a job interview as an example that probably an extrovert may feel drained as it is a lot of work to put your best foot forward. When you feel comfortable around people, I don't think it is draining to be around people. I lacked social skills and small talk in my teen years and shut down when I changed schools in the 8th grade. Before that, I thought I was fine though others described me as quiet. My best friend in grade school said that I always knew the right thing to say. Learning "building relationships of trust" helped me a lot with small talk, but I went overboard."

Oh, you ten fingers. I just so happen to have ten fingers too. What a great deal we have in common. You once ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. That happens to be my favorite. Okay, I exaggerate but I did go into a bit of a hyper-friendly mode.

However, being a generalist, I am actually a good conversalionist in some situations. I even fool people into thinking I am well-read when I am not. I had someone ask me in high school if I read a lot because I seem to know so much. I don't really know that much. It's all a matter of how working what you do know in the right place at the right time!

Well, maybe I should delete all this as I hate how odd I must seem with all my rambling. But that hasn't stopped me before and people already have that opinion of me so they probably could not think I am any stranger than they already do.

Stephen M (Ethesis) said...

I liked the answers you gave, lots of shades of "I'm not telling that ..."