Saturday Stuff from My Introverted World

I’m always afraid I’ll run out of things to blog about.  I should know by now that the introvert’s world is too multifaceted for that to happen.  🙂

I’m trying to figure out how to give you an assortment of things without them getting all jumbled together.  What ever happened to using tables to keep things in place?  I’m trying out doing things as quotes so they’ll not run into each other.  If some other intrepid WordPress blogger has a better suggestion, bring it on!

screenshot_290<<  Click for a fun map of the introvert brain.

Susan Cain, the author of “Quiet”, has some new projects in the works, including (drum roll) offices designed for the introvert.  How fabulous!  We can’t see them until June, so I’ll keep you looped in for that event.  (Read the news here or watch her original TED talk) 


Here’s something we haven’t talked about yet… getting your hair done.  Wouldn’t it be lovely if someone were to put together a directory of barbers and hair stylists who cater to the introvert?  No small talk ever, guaranteed.

This video has been making the rounds, but it’s still a nice treat for a Saturday:

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.  I’ll talk to you tomorrow when we bust open another introvert myth.  Have a quiet day.

Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  Look for my ongoing series debunking the introvert myths (Sunday) and introvert cartoons (Wednesday), plus anything else interesting that I find in the meantime.  Come and share with like-minded introverts.  I also contribute to the new food blog Three’s Cooking, learning to cook from the heart, for the soul.

17 thoughts on “Saturday Stuff from My Introverted World

  1. I started getting my hair colored for the first time in years. I forgot how long it takes and how much interaction is usually involved. I’ve just started closing my eyes and relaxing. Not rudely, but obvious I am not trying to talk the entire time either.

  2. Hee hee. Love your blog Chris and I am glad to be a part of this introverts anonymous club.

    PS There is nothing that a hairdresser can do that us mere mortals cannot. Who cares if the colour is a bit patchy or that it is cut a bit wonky? It is far better than the pain of monotonous chit chat 😉

  3. Whenever I get my hair done I bring my iPad and explain that luckily they won’t have to make small talk because I’ve got reading to do…

  4. Oh yes, the hair-cutting thing. When I find a stylist, I’ll stick with her forever (or until she leaves or I move). It takes awhile to get comfortable with people, so when we find that, we don’t want to leave it and start all over again!

  5. Haven’t seen the video. So true. Fortunately I like my hair stylist, but it’s still a longgg two hours. And I have never had a mani-pedi, with or without girlfriends along to chitchat. Who needs that??
    I wish you AND i knew how to do tables or better organizationsl stuff on WP. I need to do that kind of maintenance on my own site and am trying to figure out which (free) theme will give me best choices (i’m a matrix and file cabinet kind of person). Enjoy your weekend, Chris!

  6. I thought the hatred of going to a hair stylist was just me! I’m growing my hair out long again so I only have to go in for semi-annual trims. I absolutely hate going to salons! Almost as much as the dentist….

  7. Each time I relocate (there have been many) I dread the thought of finding a stylist. I’ve been told by a stylist, that most stylists (men and women) feel the need to bond (talk) with their clients so they get a better feel for the client and their needs. In a cordial way, I usually let them know that I’m that person who does not talk much when in their chair. It’s nice to know other people are like me with the same anxiety. Thank you for posting, Chris.

  8. I go to Supercuts, because the only thing I want done is X amount cut straight, twice a year. They don’t talk there other than to get general instructions. It might be because most of their clients are men, or they’re more “assembly line.” I consider getting my hair cut as an inconvenience, but a necessary evil.

    If I ever did go to a stylist, I wouldn’t even know what to tell her, because I have no clue what else I should do with my hair other than cut it. It’s so ridiculously fine, I can’t even tie it back in a ponytail for more than 10 minutes before the band starts sliding off.

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