I am a very peculiar kind of introvert. I moved to New Hampshire over two months ago and the only people outside of the family that I have talked to are: the garbage man, my sisters friend, and the wal-mart employees. Most people probably think I’m a mute. Or better yet mentally absent.Yet at the same time I, just by talking to these few people, know so much about so many people in and around this town that I feel like I know so many more people than I would ever want to.

     I am a very peculiar kind of extrovert. I moved to New Hampshire over two months ago and have had so many fascinating conversations and so many entertaining and lively nights. I’ve had the fullest social life I could wish for. All with my large and eccentric family. You see, I live in a large house with my father, two brothers, three sisters, a brother-in-law and a nephew. The conversations possible between that mix of people is incalculable.

     Being an introvert and extrovert at the same time is complicated and time consuming. Because of it, I have been accidentally snared into so many awkward and self deprecating situations that I could not begin to count them. It is, however, true that being both an introvert and an extrovert gets one into so many odd situations that no other kind of person could possibly stumble into. Sadly, unless you have this same ‘condition’, there is no way for you to understand the range of situations we somehow get ourselves into. Both good and bad.

     Introvert/Extrovert-ism is not advised and should be reported to the Health Department immediately. Reported cases have been few, but serious. Prolonged exposure creates the risk of major internal debates and indecision. Early diagnosis is crucial. If you have been struck with this ailment, good luck and may God have mercy on your soul.

Thank you for your time.