If you're here for the first time, you've got my sympathy. So am I. Just how I came to do this at all is a long story that started with a product search… but enough of that for now. The thing is, I've always thought of myself as mostly an introvert, and those who know me would probably say the same of me. Cautious to a fault, that's me – a firm believer, too, in the adage “Better to let people think you're a fool than open your mouth and prove it.”
So, up to now, although I've always been ready for a chat on a one-to-one basis, I could never have imagined myself standing up in front of a large audience, and yet I do like to let off steam sometimes. (See that little engine? Not unlike me really – needs topping up now and then, works hard when asked, a bit noisy doing so… I could go on.) So perhaps I'm not all introvert.
Reflecting on this got me wondering – we often think of characteristics in terms of contrasting pairs, but, in real life, aren't we all mostly 'a bit of both' – a bit of the hermit, a bit of the showman, part settler, part nomad, part scientist studying our world, part artist expressing ourselves in it, and so on? So is it just a question of what comes to the surface, and when? What do you think?
Then all this, with a bit of extra help, started me imagining what I really would be like as a showman. Then I wrote it down as a sort of script. And that will be my next post. Thank you for coming with me this far.