Like-minded Energetic, Social People Out There?

I just was thinking about things that I like about myself and I like that I'm an extrovert.  I like that I get energy from communicating and interacting with other people.  What I love most is that I can get along with most people and that I think I can empathize...I always want people to feel welcome.  I like other people who are warm and feed off of meeting other people.

When I was a little girl I was very timid and, although I definitely think that we're not all clean slates and we are all born with certain characteristics, I like that I have somehow tapped into the extroverted part of myself and have overcome most of my timid or shy tendencies.

Someone I used to date told me that they actually found it somewhat irritating that I would walk into a place and talk to anyone (the tollbooth operator, a cab driver, the bank teller, etc) because they were drained by having to engage in conversation with strangers, whereas I love it.  I think it is a great feeling to feel connected with other people that you might never have met and to know that even a 2 minute conversation had a positive effect on your day. 

In order to not get depressed or down I started keeping a journal online about the things that make me happy, anywhere from a rainbow, to a compliment, to a date.  I realized that I have so many more things to write down in that journal when I've spent the day talking with other people, opposed to sitting at home or keeping to myself.

Here's to feeding and feeding off of other people's energy!
av789 av789
26-30, F
1 Response Feb 26, 2007

Don't feel bad, I voted for Clinton.