I am probably the most extreme as far as an introvert. I will go out of my way to not have to initiate a conversation. I feel that the biggest reason for me being an introvert is because I have been shunned by people and have been hurt too many times. An example: At work people around me would talk about an evening out. They would ask me if I would like to join then and I would say “sure”. They would then promise to give me more info. later and that info would never come and I would later find out that the event had already taken place. They would then appologize for forgetting about me.
My other problem is that my husband is the complete opposite. He loves to initiate conversation, he loves being around people and being the centre of attention. We are together all the time and I tend to just let him do all the talking since people enjoy listening to him. Beside him I seem very boring. I only have a handfull of friends. They are people that I have met when I was younger. I haven’t met any new friends since being married (22 yrs). My husband on the other hand knows people everywhere he goes. I just find I don’t know what to say or what to ask. I don’t want to be like my husband. I would like to just feel more comfortable in having a normal conversation and not feel like a geek. I seem like a geek to others because I am nervous and clumsy around large groups.
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