You’re Not Weird—You’re Just An Introvert


Carrie Rubin

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Let’s start with a short quiz:

When the doorbell chimes, you:

1. Leap from your chair, tap dance to the door, and welcome an unexpected social interaction.

2. Scurry to a place of maximal concealment, hold your breath, and pray the caller goes away.

When the phone rings, you:

1. Grin widely, pump your fists, and chirp “hello” before the answering machine picks up.

2. Startle like an idiot, stare at the device while your pulse normalizes, and let voicemail do the rest.

If you answered #2 to both questions, welcome to my world.

Image credit: Microsoft Clip Art Image credit: Microsoft Clip Art

Avoiding doorbells and phone calls are vices I never would have dared admit B.S.C. (Before Susan Cain). But since reading Cain’s book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, I understand the stunned-rabbit response is not a weird-Carrie thing.

It’s a…

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Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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