Friday, December 14, 2007

Remember, we're writing for introverts here....

I was getting a bit concerned when I wasn't seeing a lot of comments or reactions here on the blog, particularly on recent posts. The neat thing about blogs, of course, is that they provide a means for two-way communication between author and audience.

This thought was a bit disturbing to me. Was I droning off into a void?

Then I remembered who my audience is: introverts. We're awesome thinkers and listeners, but we're not always motivated to communicate. That helped to put things into perspective.

Of course, you might be dazzled by my brilliance. Dazzled speechless, so to speak. That might be the reason.

It's this kind of thinking that leads me to buy a lottery ticket every now and then. I haven't won yet. But there's always the possibility.

Anyway, I'm going to keep writing here. If you want to read it, that's cool, too.

Happy Friday and remember to be kind to the extroverts out there. They have their own tendencies and needs, just like we do. It's the way they're wired.


Davidlind said...

Surely a fact that must never be forgotten. But we must communicate via the web or the level playing field it offers will be wasted.

Mark Dykeman said...

@davidlind - communication is always good. Thanks for commenting!

Anonymous said...

Well I have your blog in my Google reader so you are talking to at least one person!
As Marti Laney says in her first book introverts tend to only say something if it is worthwhile - yabbering endlessly about shopping or clothes is not really what they do except to fit in.
So hopefully any comments you get should be worth something!

Sarah (an INFJ who struggles with the conflict between introversion and a feeling preference)

Mark Dykeman said...

Hi Sarah, thanks for stopping by.

I plan to use my X-Mas gift cards this year to buy Marti's books (at least the first one), since she's a public authority on introversion.