Thursday, September 07, 2006

snobbery

Confesseion: I'm not one of those people who is comfortable in a large group. In fact, I pretty much detest it. In school I was always considered snobby because I stuck with small, well-defined group of friends. The reality was that it had nothing to do with snobbery and everything to do with my loathing of large groups of people and an (sometimes) extreme shyness. I'm not even good in larger groups of people I'm familiar with or that are acquaintances. To that end, I generally dislike parties, conferences, networking, etc. I'm good with a you+me equation or a slightly bigger us. Groups nearing 10 or more and you start to see me hover around a select one or two.

This post is brought to you by too much time on the metro.

5 comments:

  1. again, i agree...(wait, maybe you should just assume that you and i will have the same opinions on just about everything...)anyway...this weekend at dinner on vacation i was at a table with seven other people...everyone was talking over everyone else. i couldn't take it. the guy next to me asked if everything was okay. i was like, i am a little overwhelmed by the dynamic...i think he got it. heehee.

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  2. we have so much more in common than i had thought... i don't do groups either!

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  3. I'm the same way. I think a lot of people who are seen as snobby or cold in groups are just shy and overwhelmed.

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  4. I def get confused for being a snob sometimes.

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  5. You must be very comfortable with blogging, eh?

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