Is that an oxymoron to you? I guess so. How can someone be at the two opposite ends of the spectrum, one being totally shy (introverted) and keeping to themselves, and one being extremely outgoing (extroverted)? Actually, you can. The idea is that it’s not at the same time, but at different times and different scenarios.
I’m bugged by this problem actually. On the one hand, I’m extroverted when I’m with my own friends. I talk excitedly like a GPMG, crack jokes and try to make everyone laugh. However, I am most hesistant in meeting new people. There’s just this initial layer of fear, except that once I overcome it, I will become extroverted. It’s like a wrapped present, you’ll never know what’s inside until the wrapper comes off. For me, I think the wrapper’s the hard part.
I’ve got friends who tell me they are introverted. How can that be? They seem very extroverted to me. I guess they belong to somewhat the same classification of people like I am, introverted at times and extroverted at other times.
I think I need a comfortable place, once for me to shed my initial wrapper, and then I can be at ease with myself. I know it’s an irritating thing, especially when the whole world is about networking and if you want to be successful in life, you have to learn how to take off that wrapper. (In a Bleach way, it’s like getting out of your gigai in super quick speed). Or in a superman way, it’s dragging that S out of your chest in double quick time.
This split personality thing must have come from the stars, since I am born a Gemini. Lol. There seems to be much “truth” in this double personality thing, because other gemini’s seem to have some same characteristics too. On the other hand, it seems that I can pretty much bond better with Gemini people. I mean, some of my good friends are Gemini, and even if they are not Gemini, they are close to being on. Waikit is a Gemini, just one day younger than me. Alan, my NS Encik-to-be, is also a Gemini. The Empress in school is also a Gemini. Lol. Jiahao, though not a Gemini, is exactly 1 month younger, and is close to the Gemini timeslot. My girlfriend is also a gemini. Sorry for digressing.
Anyway as I was saying, the world’s becoming more “together” now. Social networking sites like Facebook are coming out. Social marketing, social events are increasing in frequency. Even bloggers are given more attention. How many times have I seen bloggers from Ping.sg attending some nice event, like the LG phone or the Canon Camcorder? Thus it is really important to shed that wrapper, or even, present an alternative look so that people think the wrapper is gone, but still allow myself to slowly shed the wrapper? Well I guess I have plenty to improve on myself.
What about you guys? Do you feel the same way too?