Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Yesterday I wrote something elsewhere about how sometimes I get really nervous about talking to people, even on the Internet. I do love people and I wish I was better at talking to them. I'm one of those people that likes to sit back and watch everybody else interact and try to figure people out a little bit before I actually interact. So I guess that makes me look anti-social. But I'm not. I'm pro-social. (Is that a thing? I don't think it's a thing.)

I'm just a different kind of social. The not talking all the time kind. Is that so bad?


vancityrockgirl said...

my friend calls people like you "soakers"
like you sit back and soak in so much information before you engage people in conversation.
it's an interesting social tactic because you learn more about others than most people do.
most people are too busy talking/thinking about themselves to absorb what other people are saying.

sarah said...

Soakers! Yes! That's the perfect way to descibe this tactic.

What can I say? I just really like to listen. You pick up some pretty interesting things about people if you just take a moment to listen to them.

brie said...

I like to listen, but my nervous tendancy is to talk...and talk. And maybe talk too much.

Rebecca said...

I like to sit back and watch and try to figure out how humans interact. So far, I'm sticking with calculus (which I also can't do, but I'm better at it than this human thing).