Thursday, December 31, 2015

MY ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE PERSONAL RETREAT...


...ONLY AN INTROVERT WOULD UNDERSTAND.



LUCY, THE EXTROVERT, TRYING TO HELP LINUS, THE INTROVERT. 

I am really looking forward to another New Year's Eve! After fighting off more than a few invitations to "party hardy," I will again stay home by myself, put on some soft music, turn on my fake fireplace, fix myself some nice hot chocolate, take out my old 2015 journal and read through it with amazement, open my new 2016 journal and begin to imagine with great enthusiasm where I want to take myself (with God's guidance and help) over the next twelve months, probably sleep through the "dropping of the ball"  

....and enjoy it all immensely. 

It occurred to me as I was writing this post  that I probably lie more during the week after Christmas than any other time of the year.  What do I lie about and why do I lie? I lie to get out of going to loud, noisy celebrations to greet the New Year. 
I lie because it is just too much work trying to get extroverts to understand why introverts would choose to be alone at such a time because they enjoy being alone at such a time. 




Before you start pitying me or calling the men in the white coats from Our Lady of Peace, this might be a good time to offer a short course on the difference between an introvert and an extrovert for those who are not familiar with the terms. Warning! Understanding the terms will not necessarily help you understand the people the terms describe! Extroverts and introverts will probably never really understand each other!


NOT ALL APPLY, BUT A PRETTY GOOD TEST






EXTROVERTS and INTROVERTS




A BETTER TEST 


What do you see when you look at this scene?
Does it look like hell or heaven to you? 
If it looks like heaven, you may be an introvert


AN INTROVERT'S RESPONSE TO THE MAN ON THE BENCH!






What do you see when you look at this crowd? 
Does it look like heaven or hell to you? 
If it looks like heaven, you may be an extrovert!




AN INTROVERTS RESPONSE TO BEING PART OF SUCH A CROWD!


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One amazing fact: introverts and extroverts tend to pity each other so 
before you extroverts start pitying an introvert like me, let me say this to you: I am happily introverted and so are (were) a lot of pretty famous people.




...and if you think you have to be married to be happy, it might surprise you that.......


Ah, the good old days and who would have thought that Mayberry could have also been called Singleberry!

Andy, Barney, Aunt Bea, Helen, Ellie, Thelma Lou, Gomer, Goober, Howard Sprague and Ernest T. Bass were all single ..... and happy!


Only introverts probably think this commercial is hilarious!

 
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO US ALL!

All you extroverts*, enjoy your party! 
All you introverts*, enjoy your quiet! 



As the great Roman poet Martial put it, 
"May you want to be who you are!"




*extroverts will probably not understand the humor in this post!
*introverts will probably be laughing their heads off!

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