I'm an introvert!
Have I mentioned that I'm an introvert? There is a reason that I have been online and behind a computer screen since the age of sixteen. I could talk with people... without being so awkward. The computer and the internet - though connecting me with people - formed a barrier that enabled me to push aside the shyness and awkwardness that was me.
Though I could be (and was) a loud and annoying cheerleader, I would retreat into my world and choose to avoid invites for sleep overs and calls on the phone. It took me a while to warm up to people. By the time I had warmed up to my surroundings in high school - it was time to graduate and move on.
Even today, I would rather receive a text message than a phone call. I prefer email to Skype or conference calls. If you think I'm being rude - I'm probably not, it's just the introvert in me being painfully awkward. I've tried to combat this part of me by majoring in communications at college. I volunteer to teach Sunday School. I've often offered to speak at ladies fellowships at church.
However, I remain an introvert at heart. I prefer a nice evening at home over - well, being out and about. I prefer a hike or stroll through the closest state park over going to a big, noisy and crowded mall. I would rather sit with paper and pen beneath a tree than with my laptop and coffee at Starbucks.
The inward and outward struggle that couples an introverted personality is why this Ecard has me laughing this morning. Unless you are an introvert - you can't truly appreciate the fight that it is. Even as an introvert - you can't truly relate to other introverts... because, well - we can have a difficult time with public speaking as well as interpersonal communications now can't we.