It's Me Gordon, Barney from Black Mesa
I have some online friends that are pretty kool kids, talk to the every morning.
I enjoy meeting people online, and usually it goes quite well with a few that I wind up talking to. However, even online I'm a pretty introverted, shy and quiet person so when it comes to chatrooms and such so I tend to become the proverbial wall flower and observe what's going on. Sometimes it's because whoever is involved with the chat is on a topic I know almost nothing about or have no interest in, but when I see something I can relate to I jump in and try to participate.
I've always been curious about what it would be like to meet someone that I've never seen face-to-face before. For some reason, I feel like that would ruin things for me.
I think that the problem with most introverts is small talk, not general shyness. I know that I can talk with someone forever about Astronomy, History, Philosophy, or Economics. But, I hate talking about weather, or what people do on the weekend, and other irrelevant and obvious shit. Forget it.Oh really? Interesting. I've noticed a lot of people that are very talkative and friendly online, are generally more shy in real life. I guess everybody has to have an outlet for their thoughts and emotions. Some people can express themselves directly, while others are more comfortable doing it indirectly. Hmm I was curious about that too. When I met my first online friend in real life, there was a lot of awkwardness and some silence for the first 5 minutes, but then we were able to get along and talk just fine like we normally would online.
You mean that kind of "Hi!" "Hi!" "How are you?" "I'm great, how are you?" bullshit?RaichuOPs -I agree I hate 'small talk'. It seems so unnecessary and redundant. Feels like it's required to just start a conversation, though. >.>
I'm much better at being indirect, though I can be pretty direct sometimes. It mostly depends on the situation, and I'm easily overwhelmed by large amounts of people so I tend to stick to small groups and one on one situations.Oh really? Interesting. I've noticed a lot of people that are very talkative and friendly online, are generally more shy in real life. I guess everybody has to have an outlet for their thoughts and emotions. Some people can express themselves directly, while others are more comfortable doing it indirectly.