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    I'm only 5'5'', but still white guy. I'd probably get a lot of crap from the Japanese in any case. The fact that I'm deaf and introverted will no doubt fill their minds with crazy spook stories on what that strange deaf white guy must be doing cooped up in that house all day.

    EDIT:
    Um...it likely just occurred to me that there may be Japanese people on this forum. If that's the case, let me just say that I don't think every single one of you are like that, OK?

    @Sonata- I hate planes for that reason. And the fact that you're, like, 30,000 feet in the air in the mercy of two pilots that you hope to every god and goddess they know what they're doing. At least in a car, you have some measure of control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Green Shield View Post
    I'm hugely introverted and am not comfortable talking on the phone. What makes it worse is that I'm also hearing impaired, so the speaker appears to be mumbling out everything they say.

    Ugh, sometimes I hate being an introvert and have severe hearing loss when I have to use the phone.
    I am in the same boat. Fortunately I have no friends who are telephone chatters and I can use it simply as a practical tool reserved for taking messages, making appointments, confirming arrangements or whatever. I tell everyone I prefer e-mail for communication and for the most part get my way.

    I really wish everyone would just use e-mail actually but that is not the state of the world at the present moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blade View Post
    I really wish everyone would just use e-mail actually but that is not the state of the world at the present moment.
    YES. I really wish this could happen. E-mail and texting is so much less stressful...

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    Quote Originally Posted by InnerFlame00 View Post
    YES. I really wish this could happen. E-mail and texting is so much less stressful...
    Apparently electronic deniers are afraid of system crashes.
    I was fighting with temptation but I didn't want to win.
    A man like me don't like to see temptation caving in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InnerFlame00 View Post
    YES. I really wish this could happen. E-mail and texting is so much less stressful...
    I gotta question. People get butt hurt (that's right, I said it) when I don't text or email back right away. I'm so lost in whatever I'm doing, generally writing, or cleaning, or something, that I forget. Or, not to sound callous, I really don't care about what they texted. Kinda like the proverbial Tweeting "Woke up today" "Went to Work" "Drank some diet soda and it was good", just doesn't feel like it needs to be responded too. Is that introverted or hermit. ...ed. Hermited? ... hermited.
    When life gives you lemons... don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad!
    I don't want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager!
    Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons!
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  6. #26
    As an extreme extrovert there are a few things that you can't say to an introvert.


    Just speak up, tell me what's on your mind.

    Don't mumble, it's ok to look me in the eye.

    So how are you doing? I honestly want to know.


    What have you been up to lately, are those shoes new?

    I am having a party would you like to come?


    I need you to drop these off at every house on the street, its important.

    I am looking for greeters for the morning service, can I count on you.

    Are you upset? you look really sad.

    What are you doing tonight.


    The difference between me an introvert is that if you ask me any of those questions I smile and give you a long answer...and I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasticweld View Post
    As an extreme extrovert...
    Extreme, eh? Sounds frightening! Careful, you'll scare the introverts away from this thread lol.

    I don't mind answering all those questions if I know the person, and in fact enjoy it. I think the difference pops up in that to an extrovert talking with a new person is just fun and not nerve wracking. And what Crowley said...social interaction with anyone but your closest friends (and sometimes even them) is very draining while for extroverts it is energizing.

    That's why I like message boards, it's easy to socialize on here and I enjoy talking with new people because I have plenty of time to think of my response. Except for when people start to debate. Debates make me sad.

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    As this forum tends to wake up just when I should be going to bed but end up with glazed eyes at stupid o'clock and the forum still buzzing, I have to have my coffee and ketchup when when I surface, which is when most of you are still in bed. Hence the multiple quotes and, I hope, logical multiple responses.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blade View Post
    I am in the same boat. Fortunately I have no friends who are telephone chatters and I can use it simply as a practical tool reserved for taking messages, making appointments, confirming arrangements or whatever. I tell everyone I prefer e-mail for communication and for the most part get my way.

    I really wish everyone would just use e-mail actually but that is not the state of the world at the present moment.
    I like the occasional chatter/natter/gossip which can, I admit, go on for a couple of hours at times, my excuse being that it is not a regular occurrence, but the dog objects to me talking on the phone so tends to interrupt, which means I usually end up in my bedroom which she cannot reach if she is on her tether. Strange that she accepts me talking on Skype though.

    Quote Originally Posted by InnerFlame00 View Post
    YES. I really wish this could happen. E-mail and texting is so much less stressful...
    E-mails are fine by me but text? Most of those that come in are not in English and I cannot read them so just delete. And *ahem* I have not the slightest idea how to text, not that I have anyone I would wish to send a message to via text.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blade View Post
    Apparently electronic deniers are afraid of system crashes.
    Umm - thinks for a bit [not a byte] - nope, I am not an electronic denier. But I am dreading the day that my mobile finally sighs and expires as that will mean I gotta getta smart phone and I dunna wanta smart phone.

    Quote Originally Posted by BurntMason84 View Post
    I gotta question. People get butt hurt (that's right, I said it) when I don't text or email back right away. I'm so lost in whatever I'm doing, generally writing, or cleaning, or something, that I forget. Or, not to sound callous, I really don't care about what they texted. Kinda like the proverbial Tweeting "Woke up today" "Went to Work" "Drank some diet soda and it was good", just doesn't feel like it needs to be responded too. Is that introverted or hermit. ...ed. Hermited? ... hermited.
    Don't do Facebook and don't do Twitter
    Won't do Facebook and won't do Twitter

    Kinda boring, that is me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Plasticweld View Post
    As an extreme extrovert there are a few things that you can't say to an introvert.

    Just speak up, tell me what's on your mind.

    Don't mumble, it's ok to look me in the eye.

    So how are you doing? I honestly want to know.

    What have you been up to lately, are those shoes new?

    I am having a party would you like to come?

    I need you to drop these off at every house on the street, its important.

    I am looking for greeters for the morning service, can I count on you.

    Are you upset? you look really sad.

    What are you doing tonight.

    The difference between me an introvert is that if you ask me any of those questions I smile and give you a long answer...and I love it!
    [Sonata goes and hides at the thought of all those questions]

    Quote Originally Posted by InnerFlame00 View Post
    Extreme, eh? Sounds frightening! Careful, you'll scare the introverts away from this thread lol.

    I don't mind answering all those questions if I know the person, and in fact enjoy it. I think the difference pops up in that to an extrovert talking with a new person is just fun and not nerve wracking. And what Crowley said...social interaction with anyone but your closest friends (and sometimes even them) is very draining while for extroverts it is energizing.

    That's why I like message boards, it's easy to socialize on here and I enjoy talking with new people because I have plenty of time to think of my response. Except for when people start to debate. Debates make me sad.
    I lurve message boards because you can switch off the computer without appearing rude, whereas you cannot switch off a person in mid-sentence in Real Life.

    I think I should have gone back to bed as only four hours sleep is destroying my few remaining brain cells!
    If you talk to a cat they look at you as if you are way below their intelligence to even listen.
    However, when you talk to a dog they look at you with such admiration and really do seem to understand what you are saying.
    Even if it is a bit silly...
    ...they still think you are wonderful.


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    *Ring Ring*
    Flails to turn off phone.
    "Eh, who was that, Kell?"
    "I burped."

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by InnerFlame00 View Post
    Extreme, eh? Sounds frightening! Careful, you'll scare the introverts away from this thread lol.

    I don't mind answering all those questions if I know the person, and in fact enjoy it. I think the difference pops up in that to an extrovert talking with a new person is just fun and not nerve wracking. And what Crowley said...social interaction with anyone but your closest friends (and sometimes even them) is very draining while for extroverts it is energizing.

    That's why I like message boards, it's easy to socialize on here and I enjoy talking with new people because I have plenty of time to think of my response. Except for when people start to debate. Debates make me sad.
    It's funny: I like reading debates on forums, but I avoid them in real life. Most likely its because I know I can escape the debates any time I want.

    @plasticweld- This introvert wouldn't mind it if you asked me some of those questions. Just not all the time like you're a little puppy.

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