Apparently you have to actually do something in order for people to visit your blog. Ha! A couple big goose eggs with the stats over the last two days.
That’s OK…when life calls, you have to jump into action, and it’s been a busy couple of days. So, where was I?
5. You’ve been called “too intense.”
I don’t think I’ve ever been called “intense” to my face. People may think it, I don’t know. Myself? I think I can get intense with knowledge – but not just arbitrarily.
If I pick up an interest or an activity I think I can excel in, I research the crap out of it. New pets? I become the new expert. A music group? I could host my own “Behind the Music” show on the artist or group.
All this comes into play because it helps me speak intelligently about said subject. I feel like a heel when I have no idea what someone is talking about. I’m left out of the conversation and that makes me squirm.
I enjoy educating people with what I know (and not in a snooty kind of way, in a helpful way) because it helps me connect with them. I love giving what I think is solid advice if someone comes up to me with a problem. I go above and beyond for my friends when I can…if I don’t have the answer, I can find it or find someone who can find it.
I could talk for hours about the intricacies of The Walking Dead storyline, the latest news about my favorite band’s upcoming tour, or what viewpoint I just discovered in my last Bible study class. I just love deep conversation about things I can participate in.
So, when you find someone who you think is
“obsessed” “passionate” about oddball things, don’t label them as someone who’s a little too hardcore or extreme. Think about the things YOU love and what YOU love to talk about and how it makes YOU feel.
Those things may be the very things that fuels the introvert’s energy. We may be nerds, geeks, eccentrics – but it’s what we need to make us feel a part of something – a part of anything.
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