I haven’t been doing much on writing about myself, about well the Justifcation of Justin. Who am I and why I am Me. My last personal post was The First Stoned Cast Was Color, where I talked about being judge based on color and the behaviors that follow. I think it’s time for a little JOJ. Today’s topic: Extroverting the Introvert
By nature, I’m an introvert. The quiet and shy one, that sits back and observes. I’m sure some of it stems from being an only child. My mom is pretty shy as well. She actually considers her self anti-social. I’m content sitting alone, not saying much.
Well this introvertness, conflicts with my Leadership skills. I’m the type person and wants everyone to feel comfortable and at ease. A crowd pleaser, if you will. Today sadly, a great deal of peolpe aren’t very socialable and friendly. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been in a room or a setting where, no one said anything to anyone, or everyone just cliqued off, to their corners. So normally for the greater good of the situation, I become the social butterly that bridges everyone together. Sometimes it’s by jokes, being goofy, or times, I start conversation that’s going to entrall or entice everyone to chime in. I’m the type of the person that likes to lead by example and well, I ‘ve got to be out there on the battle grounds. I really prefer smaller groups, than larger crowds.
Also I think that my shyness or quietness has slowly deterioted, becuase I can remember, when I was younger that people used to assume that I was shy or stuck up, because I was very quiet. Just because I didn’t chime with the my peers, they all assumed that I thought I was better than them. That was far from the truth, so slowly, to avoid this misconception, I began to throw myself out there.
On Campus, I’m infamously known for knowing everybody. It’s my curse, my overtly friendly nature, the farther, borther type I project to most people. It comes in handy at times, when I need favors and such, but mostly, I just like meeting new people.
I think now today, I’m pretty well balanced. I’m adjust my intro/extro-verteness according to where I am. Unless I’m suffering from OCS that day, I’m usually pretty good. Just a bit of me.
Oh Yeah I’m BACK in NC..