Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My name is Donna and I'm an Introvert

Even though authors need to be "ON" a lot of the time, I've found that many of us are actually introverts. We need our alone time to recoup from dealing with too many people around us.

It sounds strange, I can write in a busy cafe/restaurant, but after any gathering of more then 6-8 people at a time, I need my downtime. I call it people overload.

Growing up I was painfully shy and I didn't grow out of that until my early 30's. Then a corporate career taught me how to smile and mingle, although I still hate small talk and don't think I'm very good at it. Although I admit, living in Ecuador helps - perfect conversation starter.

A writing friend recently posted a funny t-shirt on Facebook and when I went to the company's website, I found several more. Know anyone who might enjoy these? The first one is the one I want!! PS. They have the sayings on tote bags, pillows and more, not just shirts.

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Of course ALL writers should have this one!
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8 comments:

  1. I want all of those t-shirts, and I agree with you 100% about needing my space after mingling with others for any length of time.

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    1. Aren't they the best? I thought about a tote bag, too. LOL!

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  2. LOVE this, Donna! I think I may buy all 3 and wear with pride - and scare folks away :)

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    1. Hee-hee!! I'm looking forward to seeing what reaction I get when I wear mine.

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  3. Yes. I too find groups emotionally draining, and have to retreat into solitude to get my emotional battery recharged. My wife is the opposite, but we've managed to stay together for 38 years anyway.

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    1. Hubby is definitely more extroverted than I am...he can chatter for hours with a stranger. LOL!

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  4. Love the shirts! And I'm the same way. I like my solitude and personal space.

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    1. I've been surprised to find many authors feel the same!

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