Originally Posted by veggiebytes
My daughter on the otherhand was born wanting to be out in the world...never wanted to snuggle...she wanted to be facing out in her Baby Bjorn before her head was even stable.
There are other introverted moms out there who do want to have friends, they just want meaningful ones and not the superficial fake hellos and "keeping up with the Jones" type conversation.
That was my daughter too! In fact, I started a thread not too long ago asking for survival techniques because I am the only introvert in a family of four. Not too long ago, I became depressed because I realized my daughter wanted MORE interaction already! We see cousings regularly and she accompanies me around everywhere. But when I took her to the park and she did nothing but chase around other little people trying to make friends I thought "Damn! I guess this means I have to join mommy and me." <shrugs shoulders> Eh, what're you gonna do?
And the other issue I'm having is that I'm lonely. My world is filled with superficial and very little deeper connection. I mean, how to introverts find one another? It's not like we are likely to just strike up conversation!
OP, As far as wondering how other people think of my aloofness, I have soooo given up even caring about that. I make the effort to smile, literally, and to have an overall positive demeanor. I find that does wonders to bridge the gaps that my lack of chit-chat conversations make.