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15 May 2014 @ 11:42 am
Verbal grooming behavior  
Sometimes I have as much trouble understanding extraverts as some people have with opposite sexual orientations. I called my hearing-aid place and told the receptionist I needed an emergency appointment because one aid was broken and I could hardly hear at all. When I got there, she engaged me in a lengthy mundane conversation.
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on May 16th, 2014 04:41 pm (UTC)
Another one:

Introvert (thinks): I'm reading a book at lunch break, or on the bus, because I don't want to engage in conversation.
Extravert (thinks): If she's reading, she must be desperate to have someone engage her in conversation.

B. has gotten this a lot at lunch breaks or on the bus to work.

So have I. I once had this conversation, which was the show-stopper I intended it to be:

Extravert: What are you reading?
Me: An apa.
Extravert: What's an apa?
Me: This is.

Edited at 2014-05-16 04:42 pm (UTC)