Me : I miss you baby, can’t wait to see you. I won’t stop talking, touching and staring at you.
Date Day :
Him : Baby what’s wrong?
Him: You’ve been quiet
Me: Because that’s who I’m.
I have been an introvert since birth. My mum proudly tells me stories of how I always run in and lock myself up when we have visitors and how I never had any friend at school.
I won ‘best behaved’ through out school year.
I constantly have people begging me to drop my phone and join in the conversation.
‘You should talk more’
‘You need to be more active’
‘Why are you always on your phone’
‘You are too reserved’.
Its so frustrating getting people to know and understand who you are. Even when its as simple as ‘I’M QUIET’ this is who I’m.
But I have a bigger problem. I’m in love!
How is that a problem? I’ll tell you.
I believe normal couples meet up, have long conversations, laughs, food, fun, selfies and more laughs.
With me, its very different. I don’t laugh as much, I don’t smile when taking pictures (did I mention ‘Him’ is a selfie freak? Always forcing me to smile and take pictures..and I’m like..blehhh), I don’t ‘gist’ or reply to his gists, I just smile and make weird signs which is so discouraging for ‘him’.
His house mates think I’m the greatest snob ever lived. My reply to ‘what do you want to eat’ is always ‘nothing’. I make no reactions during movies….no laughs, sigh, comments…nothing! (Lai se statue). And the only way I know how to show my anger is to be ‘more’ quiet and keep a really intense face. (He HATES it).
I find it funny because really I want to laugh out loud, sing and dance to reggae and blues for him, tell him how much I prefer Anika to Cookie (oh yes Empire fans, Anika is such a classy and intelligent woman. I would pick her everyday over cookie), show him how interesting and fun I can be.
It takes a lot of love and understanding to be with someone like me and thankfully, I have been blessed with someone with so much of it. But to what extent?
Know tips on how to be less introverted? Or you’re an introvert with somewhat similar experience? Tell me all about it in the comment section.
Meanwhile, I’ll implore every introvert out there to get a copy of Susan Cain’s ‘Quiet: The power of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking’.
Introverted Girl in Love.
Have A Talk-Filled Week.