Introverts, extraverts, and why Twitter is like Narnia

Yin yang, Dali

“My friends who were quiet and withdrawn in ‘real life’, on Twitter were chattering away or SHOUTING REALLY LOUDLY. It was bizarre.”

 

Today I’m guest-posting for my beautiful friend and queen of blogging, Vicky Beeching. I’m SO EXCITED it’s practically running down my leg! Please click over and read the rest!

 

 
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9 Responses to Introverts, extraverts, and why Twitter is like Narnia

  1. Joy @ Joy in this Journey 21st September, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    “I’m SO EXCITED it’s practically running down my leg!” HAHAHAHAH!!!! That totally cracks me up. Heading over to read the article now. 😀

  2. Kati Woronka 21st September, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    Fascinating article. It’s completely different from my experience – I’m extremely introverted and I have a twitter account but no clue what to do with it so I really just use it to link back to my blog, with a very occasional chat. But twitter SEEMS like such a good idea, I would like to know how to make it meaningful. Maybe I just wasn’t created for Narnia…

    • Tanya 21st September, 2012 at 11:23 am #

      Ha! Perhaps you just need a ‘welcome to Narnia’ map, and then you’d be right at home? 🙂

  3. Vicky 21st September, 2012 at 3:44 am #

    Very interesting. Maybe all introverts really want to be extroverts but are afraid. Social media gives the opportunity to be who you want to be in your own controlled environment so all the introverts can talk and act like extroverts and no one is the wiser.

    • Tanya 21st September, 2012 at 11:22 am #

      Thanks! Susan Cain rightly identifies the pressure to be extravert – Adams McHugh in his book “introverts in t he church’ does a great job of also identifing the pressures to be extravert in the evangelical church. It is an interesting thing to reflect on..

    • brainysmurf 22nd September, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

      I’m not afraid at all. I’d like the rest of the world to ‘get it’ about introversion instead of expecting and rewarding extraversion as ‘better than’. New social tools let me be me and it’s not the same as being an extravert. You’re welcome to read and react to my letter to extraverts: https://brainysmurf1234.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/dear-extravert/

  4. Jenn LeBow 21st September, 2012 at 1:20 am #

    Tanya, I thought this article was fascinating – the idea of revealing our shadow selves – maybe even finally realizing who our shadow selves are – online. I love your work. Thanks for sharing this with us all.

    • Tanya 21st September, 2012 at 11:21 am #

      Thanks Jenn! I appreciated your comment over on Vicky’s blog too – I’m loving the discussion there!

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