Sunday, February 05, 2012

Just About Little Old Me

Robbo has an interesting post about introversion and such that includes a fun (at least to me) "Are you and Introvert Test." Yay a meme! I don't veiw my self as strictly an introvert, but I do live on the quiet side.

The more you agree with the following statements the more introverted you are.

1. I prefer one-on-one conversations to group activities. Depends upon the group and the activity. For me smaller is better.

2. I often prefer to express myself in writing. Ha! More like photography or baking. Seriously I do like to talk to my friends on the phone. This blog thing I do is a bit of a stretch for me, I am not a writer. I am a much better story teller in person, ask Meryl who is a writer.

3. I enjoy solitude. Yes, I do cherish my alone time during the school year. The first week of summer break is brutal, but I adjust. For this reason alone I seriously doubt I could ever home school.

4. I seem to care about wealth, fame, and status less than my peers. Not really, but then my peers are my friends for a reason. I'm not driven to be famous, but a big lottery win would be nice.

5. I dislike small talk, but I enjoy talking in depth about topics that matter to me. Fairly true, hell to me is a cocktail party.

6. People tell me that I’m a good listener. Yes I do listen, but I will share my opinion if it seems wanted.

7. I’m not a big risk-taker. Another big Ha! Depends on the risk. I've moved out to the Midwest to be with my then boyfriend/now husband. I quit my job, line up a new job ahead of time, and moved from CT all on my own. However I never would have dared done the rattling around Europe and South America as my very extroverted brother did. Oh yeah and I've dyed my hair purple. Twice.

8. I enjoy work that allows me to “dive in” with few interruptions. Yes, I like a clear task that I can wade into.

9. I like to celebrate birthdays on a small scale, with only one or two close friends or family members. True, very true.

10. People describe me as “soft-spoken” or “mellow.” Yes, although it has been noted that I'm all very quiet and agreeable until you cross the line. Then look out.

11. I prefer not to show or discuss my work with others until it’s finished. Yup.

12. I dislike conflict. Very true.

13. I do my best work on my own. Yes, I'm having a hard time baking with my daughter. It is hard to let go, I want it done right.

14. I tend to think before I speak. Generally yes. I try not to blurt out whatever crosses my mind.

15. I feel drained after being out and about, even if I’ve enjoyed myself. No, I do have fun going out and about.

16. I often let calls go through to voice mail. If I don't want to answer a particular call I will let it go to voice mail (I'm looking at you political "surveys" and telemarketers). However I do frequently answer when it's for an individual. I volunteer for my dog club by fielding inquires and dachshunds. I can talk to anybody for long stretches about dogs.

17. If you had to choose, I’d prefer a weekend with absolutely nothing to do to one with too many things scheduled. Yes!

18. I don’t enjoy multitasking. I'm fine with multitasking. It's a bit a necessity with four kids.

19. I can concentrate easily. If the subject interests me, absolutely.

20. In classroom situations, I prefer lectures to seminars.If the subject matter is interesting and the professor is engaging, yes to seminars.

So roughly 15 out of 20, but when I do veer off it's in a big way. I can be bold as brass when the mood strikes me. I mean really, how many 46 year old hard core introverts with purple hair are out there?

1 comment:

Diane said...

LOL at your last line - you are probably right on that!

If you want to join the Tuesdays with Dorie, click the links on that post. The book is kind of high end, but there are some great resources in it, including a whole front section with terms, tips and other stuff. Yummy pictures, too.

This week is white bread - something I used to make a lot of. It's obvious from yesterday's loaf I'm out of practice!