Ann Torrence wrote:Earbuds do a remarkable job of signaling "I am not interacting right now" and I have been known to wear them unplugged when I need to retreat into the pink hamster ball.
Will Holland wrote:I've yet to figure out how the community part of permaculture will fit into my life. Most days, i feel like i'd rather die than interact with other people- in person at least.
R Scott wrote:I find email, messaging, and forums much less taxing to communicate most of the time (that delete key is really handy, as is just walking away). I can sell on a website, too, eventually. It is a lot harder to write a good salespitch, but I only need to do it once so I can invest a little more time or pay someone else to do it.
Ann Torrence wrote:What are some innovative ways to design in functional spaces for introverts to use in the winter? At our place, the hoop house sort of serves that function as an away place when being cooped up together too long gets to either of us. We just moved a futon sofa out there to make it even more hospitable this winter. Sometimes, I think all that is needed is a quiet sanctuary, like a library. We had one in the coop dorm I lived in college. Rarely used, quiet generally respected there if more than one person was using it. It might only take a few reading nooks with curtains in places like stairwell landings.
Julia Winter wrote:Hopefully your population is going to drop for a while, over the winter. Maybe that will make things easier. You could bundle up and take a hike, for a restorative trip away from the noise. . .
Frank Duveneck built the cabin in 1940 for his wife, Josephine, who used the cabin for reflection and inspiration. Frank and Josephine made Hidden Villa their home in 1924 and began promoting environmental awareness and multicultural understanding through a number of programs that still exist today and form the heart of Hidden Villa: our environmental education school program and our multicultural summer camps.
Joshua Myrvaagnes wrote:I'm betting that upwards of 70% of folks on this forum are INFP! THere are some funny cartoons or reddit things about us.
Great topic! I love it. Introverts unite, separately, in the safety of our own apartments!
nancy sutton wrote:Great topic! Jocelyn, you might print off that chart and post it... somewhere ;) Also, in your tight quarters with folks vetted for considerateness, maybe a ... "Hey XXX, I'll catch up with you in a bit, but right now I really need some recharge time... running on empty at the moment".....might elicit some sympathy.
When I was a teen (68 now), 'popularity' was the epitome of 'social success', and I knew I was doomed to lifelong failure. I remember how very relieved I was to find that introversion is 'normal'.. 15% of the population, roughly... so I was just a minority ;) I think maybe introverts have an advantage in being able to entertain themselves... and I think there's a recent book about 'us'.
Here's one of my favorite blogger's (and friend of Permies) husband's assessment of being an introvert (I love that they happily make 'date nights' and each take a book to read ;)
Take care of yourself! I think you are an absolutely critical component of the 'village' ;)
leila hamaya wrote:
back on topic, i came across this recently and felt you all might enjoy this
Joe DiMeglio wrote:
I checked out an IC in Oregon that had gobs of potential to be a really awesome place and community and their terms for "volunteers" were that you would work 40 hrs a week there without pay AND pay for your room and board.
I used to work with a mentally ill lady whose favorite saying was "normal is a setting on a washing machine...it doesn't apply to humans" and society considers her "crazy" ... go figure.
paul wheaton wrote:
And now for my feeble attempt to bring this back on topic: I think some communities are going to be more comfortable for introverts than others. Some might argue that introverts would never desire community. I think there is a whisper of truth in that, but I think most introverts would thoroughly enjoy a community that facilitates the introvert mindset.