Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Podcast - Mile 62 - Introversion Insanity

Ever have somebody you've never met talk about you? Well, Ashland Dave was nice enough to do that the other day in his podcast and I just had to chuckle. Saying I'm a man of few words is, well, a bit of an understatement. At least when you meet me in person. You see, I'm totally introverted. Shy. Stoic. Quiet. Weird. Whatever you want to call it. I just don't talk to strangers that much. I will if I need to or if I happen to be in the mood.

On the flip side though, I'm a bit more extroverted when I'm online. So as long as I don't have to talk to you in person, I'll be more than happy to talk your ear off. I've been this way for years and while I've made great improvements in being more vocal in person, I still don't do it that often. In fact, the other day I went to a group run at the local running store and worked up the courage to talk to a stranger or two. And yet I couldn't bring myself to go up and say hello to somebody I've already met and even run with. Yeah, crazy.

So there you have it. Another installation of my rambling madness. I think my next episode will be a book review or two. You can listen to this episode on Podbean or download it directly here.


Lauren said...

Wow. I totally didn't see you as an introvert. I was an introvert for many, many years, probably up until my thirties. So, I understand. Now I talk to strangers pretty much all the time. I think they think I'm crazy.

Neil Richard said...

You don't think of me as introverted because you've never met me in person. If we do meet, you'll totally understand because I'll just sit there staring at my toes while you talk.