03 December 2009

Picking up on the Introvert Post...

I have decided that all people can be classed into two categories:

Some, when they have nothing to do, TALK.
Others, when they have nothing to do, READ.

These two do not mix terribly well...

11 comments:

Tim said...

Ah, but what about people like me, who when faced with nothing to do, talk AND read?

George said...

I'd say something, but I'm reading. ;)

Father Hollywood said...

Reading is simply listening - sometimes to people who spoke thousands of years ago.

We learn a heckuva lot more by listening than talking.

Paul McCain said...

I think this is one of the more brilliant observations you have made, or...quoted from what you have read!

Excellent.

Unashamed said...

My 16 year old daughter is in the first category; I am in the second. 'Nuff said.

HappyFox said...

My husband & I tag team on this - I talk when he's reading, he talks when I'm reading. Sometimes he'll read aloud when I'm reading. If neither of us is talking, our two-year old will help out with that part. :)

Bryce P Wandrey said...

What if you are like me and when you have nothing to do, sit back and nothing? And excel at it?

Tapani Simojoki said...

Bryce, brother! Thanks for speaking up for us outcasts.

Nat said...

I also like the difference identified by Myers-Briggs, which is that an extrovert gains energy in a social situation and expends it when alone, while an introvert expends energy in a social situation and gains it when alone.

Bibliophile said...

Fr. Weedon,
Thank you for posting the Introvert article. That article was a very helpful read for me and for my wife, who are both introverts. I am very definately one who gains energy while alone. I am also in the "he who reads aloud while alone, with others, etc. etc. ..."
Under Christ's Blood,
The Rev. Benjamin Pollock

William Weedon said...

Unashamed,

The observation was prompted by trying to work (and read) this morning while my 18 year old had nothing to do... Fill in the dots!!!

Fr. Son-of-my-right-hand,

You're welcome, but it's really Sister Sandra we should be thanking. What a find. My wife and I both laughed a bit over it. SHE'S an extravert, though. So what I wrote about the 18 year old... ;)