thread: 2005-11-28 : Closeted

On 2005-11-29, John Laviolette wrote:

here's something I haven't seen anybody say yet.

I, like many introverts, keep a pretty firm barrier between people I like being with (friends) and people I'm forced to be with (co-workers.) sometimes, a co-worker may turn into a friend, but in most cases, when I go to work, I just want to get my job done and get home. I don't want to talk to co-workers about RPGs. I don't want to talk to them about their goddamned ski trip, either. I'm just not that interested in them as people, unless I recognize some kind of commonality of interest.

it sounds harsh, and really I'm nicer than that, but there's a lot of things I don't talk about with co-workers or anyone else I don't feel connected to, like random people on the same bus/plane I'm on, or strangers on the street corner. it's not fear of being judged, it's ME judging THEM.


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