A Bit, Yes, But... It Could Be Worse

After doing some reflecting, I am getting the sense that... I may be a little bit of a prima donna. But only under very limited circumstances, I don't feel that I'm bitchy in the least. Much less than most other women and some men (which, causes me the most problems in the long run. I despise gossip and cattiness) I come across; probably 7 out of 10 are "that type". Which leads me to the very same question that I've asked myself many times before in the past... Change into the "run of the mill" majority, and go with the nasty gossip flow, or stick to my guns, and be me?

I think I should come with a disclaimer:
I will not gossip with, or to you.
I will not tolerate or entertain your drivel about others in my ear.
I will not be taken advantage of more than once. After that, I am wholly finished.
I will help you in any way I can, that is what I do.
I will listen when you need an ear for YOUR problems.
I WILL put you in your place if you cross me.
I tend to be on the quiet side, but that does not give you the go-ahead to assume I am an unfavorable character (and this happens so often)

and about that... Why is that when I speak to a group of people, many of them have a look of surprise on their face? I dislike talking to more than one or two people at a time, but I'll do it if I have to.

*sigh...* I'm quite comfortable in my shelly-shell. But it seems "the one who speaks loudest gathers the most sheep".
Infinite9 Infinite9
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May 11, 2012