Look at me…Not!

Understanding someone whose personality type is the polar opposite of your own, can be challenging to say the least.

I’m not one who wants to be in the spotlight, and I’ve always wondered why some people seem to constantly need attention drawn to themselves.  I tend to be quiet, and I don’t understand people who feel the need to talk constantly. I don’t like crowds or noise, and cannot comprehend why anyone would want to go to a club where there is standing room only, and you have to yell to be heard over the music and others talking.


On the flip side of this, most people do not understand me, and I’ve probably angered people over the years when I avoid going to parties and large gatherings. I’ve tried hard at times (especially in my teens) to try and be more outgoing, and live more like the extrovert personality, but what I found is that it just tires me out. I don’t enjoy it…I can do it, and frequently do, but I don’t enjoy it.

I would rather live my life, and not be noticed by everyone, as opposed to some people who practically scream ‘LOOK AT ME!’, by putting signs on their cars, or in their front lawns boasting that they were in the military, or that they’re a fireman, or whatever. Don’t get me wrong, I respect people that join the military and who are firemen…etc.  I think it’s great that they serve, and I appreciate the sacrifice they make.  I’m also sure that those few don’t represent the majority.  I guess my point is, I don’t think I’ll ever understand the need to seek attention in that way…just like they’ll probably never understand me and my personality quirks.

I recently took a few of the Myers-Briggs type personality tests online, and I’ll be sharing the results in my next post. 🙂




6 thoughts on “Look at me…Not!

  1. I think reading about personality from those types of tests helps a lot in being able to understand, or at least give grace to those we don’t understand. I love it! They’re so eye-opening. Love MBTI – it really helped me understand more about myself and others.

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  2. I love this post and am in complete agreement. I don’t understand people who love the spotlight either and why they can’t just leave me in my corner of isolation…because that’s where I want to be.

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    • Agreed, and really why do other people think they need to change us…because we’re not like them? I’ve struggled with that a long time…at this point I’m tired of trying to fit in everyone else’s mold of how I should be. 🙂


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