J.A. Allen hosts Sarah Brentyn on her blog and Sarah shares her life as an introvert. I have a dual personality.. extrovert when I do get out, but very happy behind electronic gates and not seeing anyone else for long stretches of time. That is two barriers to intrusion. Are you an introvert or and extrovert or a mixture of both? Head over and let Sarah know.
My life as an Introverted Writer
I’m an introvert. Always have been.
I need time to recharge after major events. Hell, I need time to recharge after answering the door. (When I do. Sometimes I hide.)
I’m definitely not a people-person. It’s not that I don’t like people, just that I wish they wouldn’t come near me. Or talk to me. Or look at me.
Personal space, you know?
I’d say, instead of a social butterfly, I’m more of a social spider. Creeping away from commotion, scrunching into dark corners, hiding behind a web. (I completely just grossed myself out. I’m wicked arachnophobic and compared my people-skills to those nasty 8-legged critters. Now I’m itchy. I hope the analogy was worth it.)
When I was little, people used to be nice about my introverted nature and call me a “homebody.” Now it’s like, “Holy crap, woman. When’s the last time…
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