September 04, 2004

Pop-Psyche Quiz

Robert the Llama Butcher is a chatty, outgoing, extroverted fellow who care-freely talks about whatever wanders into his mind. His alter ego in the Real World is bedeviled by a self-conscious streak that makes him think everyone else knows his faults, weaknesses and foibles as well as he does and results in his being standoffish, aloof and somewhat boring.


UPDATE: Thanks for all your cards and letters. Really, it's not as bad as all that. But this concept of the "closet extrovert", which is what I am, really, fascinates me. As the psychiatrist said of Basil Fawlty, "There's enough material there for an entire conference." I may explore this theme in greater detail at some future date. If you send lots of money, I won't.

Posted by Robert at September 4, 2004 11:51 PM | TrackBack

I am not a psychiatrist, nor do I play one on TV, so all I can give you is my "I Feel Your Pain"™ look.

It has been my experience that the older I get, the less I care what people think. Maybe it comes with age (certainly not with maturity).

Just take it easy and don't believe advice freely given over the Internet.

Posted by: Gordon at September 5, 2004 03:58 PM

Another term for that real-world alter ego of yours is WASP. Don't fret it, I find it helps to have a recent immigrant line on the other side. Remember, you can't please everyone all the time, so why try, ever. My experience is that people seem to like people who are bold and sassy [being blonde helps as well, but thats easily done with Nutrisse 91].

Posted by: Sparky at September 6, 2004 08:37 AM

I'm impressed! My closet extrovert doesn't let the "Not the Fun Date" me anywhere near the blogging tools. Interesting indeed...I'd hazard a guess that this is a not uncommon syndrome among bloggers (well, the interesting ones, anyway). [Emoticons suppressed for your reading pleasure.]

Posted by: Chan S. at September 6, 2004 08:53 PM
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