Her meditative muse
in the prattle of hens,
to make conversations
about the topics
they found consuming.
She tried to play
but the game
regarded her with suspicious eyes,
for the disinterest.
Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner
I try, I try, I try! I am getting better at small talk…though at times it is challenging to do so. I am learning to lighten up a bit, the fate of the world not actually being in my hands and all… I am also learning that I am not the only one to have this problem! Apparently many introverts find gab for gab’s sake difficult as well. Chatter saturation drains me, and although I want to connect with people, I’ll find myself checking out. *‘Introverts react more strongly to stimulus and therefore need much less of it or they rapidly become overstimulated.’ We like to savor the juicy bits; extroverts like to consume large quantities, so to speak. If you think this might be you or someone you love I recommend Susan Cain’s book: Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking, a really great book that helps in the understanding of some of the differences among us.
*quote from www.psychologies.co.uk/self/revenge-of-the-introverts.html Additional good info there as well.
www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/introversion Fun quotes for those interested.