The biggest misconception people tend to have about me is that I am a confident gal or that I could be an extrovert.
You could be excused for thinking that I am though, because if you were to meet me out somewhere I am hardly what you call a quiet person. In fact I am usually pretty darn loud and I have a habit of saying lots of inappropriate things at inappropriate times and I even shock myself at times when I say out loud things that I think I am only thinking in my head.
But all that aside, if you have me pegged as an extrovert then far out brussels sprout - I have to tell you - you are about as accurate as my boys are when it comes to aiming straight at the toilet.
I don't think I need to expand on the accuracy of that do I?
Ahem, I didn't think so.
You see the thing is - I am a really good faker... like REALLY good.
I can 100% fake a bit of confidence... in short spurts. Yup. if you need me to be on show for like 15 minutes or so I'll suck it up and do it, but the truth is that inside - I am about as confident as a cow in a steak house.
What you don't see is me sweating bullets in the lead up to seeing you, or me talking to myself in a desperate attempt to convince myself that maybe after faking it for a little while I might actually have enough confidence to stop myself from running away to the closet bathroom to hide until it's all over.
I prefer to call myself an extroverted introvert, it sounds so much better than calling myself a faker, and whilst I have no idea if a psychologist would agree that there is such a thing as an extroverted introvert, I'm going to go with it anyways.
If you asked me to walk into a room and pick a side between the true introverts over there and the bubbly extroverts on the other side of the room, then I am probably going to stand like a complete moron somewhere in the middle of the room because I don't think I truly fit in on either side.
I am pretty sure I am not alone either.
In fact I know quite a few people who for the most part, are the most confident people I know and if you were to send them into a room full of strangers you'd absolutely expect them to be right at home and steal the show... and yet they do the complete opposite and instead quietly linger up the back somewhere trying very hard not to draw any attention to themselves.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with that of course... but are they Introverts or Extroverts?
Or are they Introverted Extroverts?
On the flip side I have other friends who like me - suffer from the worst fart inducing anxiety and you pretty much have to drag them into the room by their ankles... but then when you get them in there - BOOM just like that, they are happy to be the life of the party.
Are they really Introverts or would you call them Extroverted Introverts?
Geez we humans are a confusing bunch aren't we?!
What would you say you are?
Are you a true introvert or extrovert or are you an introverted extrovert or an extroverted introvert?