Is it safe to say that most bloggers have a tendency to be introverts? I don’t usually think of myself as an introvert but maybe I am. I love people, I’m just terrible at socialization… is that an oxymoron?
Here’s another question: Can you be introverted IRL and then be extroverted when online? Does it matter? Should it matter? Maybe in this day and age it’s just becoming more common to have more friends online. Or maybe that’s just me being an idiot. Maybe I’m just a neurotic shithead.
Then again, maybe I just haven’t tried hard enough to surround myself with like-minded people IRL. Everyone has to find their tribe, right? Folks who share the same interests and what not.
I don’t know anyone IRL who blogs or even writes… well now, that’s not entirely true. I earned an English degree and technically I know those people but I never really felt like I fit in with any of them… they always seemed so pretentious and judgmental. I always thought it was me until I was talking to my therapist one day, whose office was also on campus. He shook his head with decided fervor:
“No, it’s not just you, trust me.”
He didn’t elaborate but from that statement I surmised that he had seen plenty of people from the English Dept. on his couch. Oddly, it made me feel better.
So, not sure about this blogger/introvert connection. Perhaps I’m overthinking the whole thing entirely, which brings me back to the neurotic shithead conclusion. That, I believe, is a definite!
Hope everyone has a great Moody Monday!