Saturday, August 30, 2014

Introvert

Here's the thing about being a loner... you eventually figure out you are not like other people.  You realize you say the wrong things, embarrass your loved ones, and sometimes even make them a little mad.  

You notice that nobody wants to take you anywhere with them because you say inappropriate things, and that's OK, since you would just as soon be at home anyhow.  You avoid people even more, because obviously you must be some sort of village idiot.  

Even when you resolve to shut your mouth and not say the wrong things, somehow those wrong things pop out and people roll their eyes and excuse themselves.  

And you withdraw even more.  

There are those who accept me as I am, my husband being at the top of the list.  He probably comes closer to understanding me than anyone else ever has.  I don't expect anyone to make allowances for me, I only ask that you let me be myself, and I will try not to embarrass you.


7 comments:

Lori Harrison said...

I can relate. I'm more of a hermit than I used to be, but when I go out, I can strike up conversations with strangers easier. I don't even care if I'm misunderstood that much anymore.

Margaret said...

Donna-You would have understood my husband; he was JUST LIKE YOU. I loved him dearly as did our girls, but he could be awkward. He really only felt safe around us. I'm an outgoing introvert. I do super well in social situations, but they drain me and then I have to get away to recharge with alone time. (involving a book usually)

TARYTERRE said...

I can relate too. being oneself can be difficult when the world doesn't want you too.

Just Because said...

Thank you for writing this down. It so explains me to me.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You are blessed to have a husband that understands you. I know that you two live a good life and home is where you are happiest. A good way to live in my opinion.

Becky said...

Yay, introverted oddballs! I proudly wear that label too. :D

small farm girl said...

Don't feel alone! I think you just described me!