Second Life is built, I think, for extroverts. This is not surprising or even a knock on the grid since most of the real world is set up that way as well. As a certified introvert myself I have to make special efforts to get out and socialize, to contact friends and say ‘hey let’s go do something’, a result of this is that people think I am a bad friend (I only contact them when I need their help) and after a time I get lonely.
I was thinking about this last night when I thought ‘hey, maybe we introverts need a club!’ so I started thinking about the logistics involved. Ok, so we would need a name ‘Introverts of the Grid’ sounded good. Then I sort of got stuck on some questions
- What would our group logo be? A comfortable hair and a book?
- What would our screening process be? Oh, you’re talking too much, you’re out.
- What would we do with our time? We’re introverts remember.
- What would the goal be? To be less introverted or just to support each other in our introverted ways?
While the group idea broke down into the above tongue-in-cheek exercise I did realize that I come across as unfeelng, uncaring, and a bit distant from my friends, so I’m sorry.
I’m also challenging myself to find stuff to do, to finding places to go, and to connect to other people more than I have.
Now excuse me while I go watch a movie, by myself .
Edit: I’ve created the group ‘Introverts of the Grid’ for those of us who feel so inclined to join