Rant of the Introverted Lego Builder

klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 719
<begin rant>It is that time of year when the Winter Village sets get released from storage, built and arranged in a pleasant seasonal display.  People who come to your house, or just have been to your house in other years, start with "are you going to be home on date-x?"  "Yes." "All my kids and grandkids will be here by then, can we come over and see your Lego display?"  Gee. when did I register as part of the local entertainment package for your grandchildren?   Extroverts just don't get people who aren't "up for company" except in controlled doses on their terms.<end rant>

Merry Christmas Bricksetters!  (Don't come over to my house)
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  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    edited December 2015
    You're located in the shire, it's such a beautiful place to visit. Surely, you can't be so surprised so many people want to come by? ;)
    kiki180703klatu003
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 481
    Yes, I'm sure the hobbits spend most of their holidays visiting each other and commenting on everybody's displays!
    Came64kiki180703klatu003
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 801
    klatu003 said:
    <begin rant>It is that time of year when the Winter Village sets get released from storage, built and arranged in a pleasant seasonal display.  People who come to your house, or just have been to your house in other years, start with "are you going to be home on date-x?"  "Yes." "All my kids and grandkids will be here by then, can we come over and see your Lego display?"  Gee. when did I register as part of the local entertainment package for your grandchildren?   Extroverts just don't get people who aren't "up for company" except in controlled doses on their terms.<end rant>

    Merry Christmas Bricksetters!  (Don't come over to my house)
    I put my display in a locked glass-fronted cupboard. People can see it anytime and don't have to see or talk to me. It's perfect.
    kiki180703
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    sklamb said:
    Yes, I'm sure the hobbits spend most of their holidays visiting each other and commenting on everybody's displays!
    I thought that was Amsterdam.
    kiki180703Toc13
  • NatebwNatebw Tampa BayMember Posts: 339
    I gotta say, as an extrovert this seems pretty silly. Is that hard for you to just say "no" to these people who are interested in this display that you have worked hard on? It seems like eventually people will get the hint that you do not like to be disturbed.....
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    For some introverts it verges on being impossible.

    A fairly typical response from an extrovert is that an introvert needs to be "cured", stop being silly and just do things the way they do.

    Introverts are just one of a number of completely separate groups of people who like to do things differently. People outside those groups often say that they don't behave the way people normally do. The word is "differently", not "normally".

    Everybody should be able to be who they are, not who someone else wants them to be.
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  • NatebwNatebw Tampa BayMember Posts: 339
    For the record, I am not suggesting that anyone change. Rather, introverts should accept who they are and act accordingly. 
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,293
    edited December 2015
    funny how introverts are considered weird, when really, that's extroverts who are weird :-p really, some of them even feel bad if they don't have constant interactions with people.
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 719
    @Natebw ;
    No worries, I'm old and learned to say "no" a long time ago, in the nicest way possible, without lying or dissembling.  But people are still startled when you don't want to share with everyone and I'm sure I get talked about behind my back in the hood.  But that's ok, too.  

    @samiam391 You are right!  I'm surprised the Hobbits tolerate my presence when I show my Bill Freeny face.
    Natebwkiki180703catwrangler
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