Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Aargh!

Gah! I hate being shy!!!!! I hate the way it just takes over in certain situations and no amount of preparing for it helps! Gah!

10 comments:

seeker said...

So what happened?

JM said...

yeah, what?

Linda said...

I went to a luncheon today where I did a lousy job of socializing (as in, I did no socializing) and totally missed the opportunities it provided to network, which was the whole point of going in the first place. I just hate the way my insecurity takes over when I'm with people, very successful people who know what to do in those situations. I don't know what to say, have a hard time making small talk, and end up saying and doing stupid things. And, then all the internal dialogue starts telling me that I don't belong there and I'm not good enough, blah, blah, blah.... I just hate it!

PPB said...

I hate being shy, too. But I must say when I saw you at the Canadian confernce, you come across as very self assured.

JM said...

Did you spill on yourself?

As far as I'm concerned, if you didn't spill, it's all good.

J said...

I would have blurted something like, "I love biscuits! I make biscuits! What kind of biscuit would you be if you were a biscuit?"

And then my internal dialog would be, "WHY ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT BISCUITS?"

And then I would be quiet for the next hour.

Yankee T said...

I'm not shy, but I do get intimidated sometimes, and every time I do, it frustrates me.

Linda said...

PPB- I was a nervous wreck inside at that conference.

JM- No spillage, thank goodness.

J- Exactly. Someday I'll tell you about the question that someone at this lunch posed to me and my response to it. I really shouldn't be allowed to go out to these things.

Sue said...

I'm with jm on this one. No spillage equals good lunch experience.

Teh Shy is a tough one. I've been wrestling with it my entire life. That, and Teh Blushing. Oh my, the blushing.

JM said...

Now wait a minute. If you're going to tell J, I want to know too.