July 29th, 2004

snark by ardentdelerium

Tell us what you really think, Kelly...

As said on the phone to ariedana last night (and if you're really smart, you might even be able to figure out who I'm talking about):

"All the asshats go out to the woods and dance around in a circle, and then they bow down to him, for he is the King of the Asshats."
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therapy by proverb

I don't usually post quizzes, but this one's got me thinking.

The Hub
Category I - The Hub

You're a 'people person'. Networking runs in your
blood. Consequently, you can move through most
social circles with ease.


What Type of Social Entity are You?
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See, I can't help but think that I must have filled it out wrong.

As everyone who knows me knows, I'm blazingly insecure. Growing up I was never one of the accepted kids, the popular kids, and it's stayed with me. I'm frequently convinced that people can't stand me and are just tolerating me till I go away, even in the face of evidence to the contrary.

It's weird to me to think that I could be any sort of hub, even though I've helped plan events and introduced people and stuff. In fact, sometimes the people I introduce like each other better than they like me and I feel a little jealous.

I'd love to be able to think of myself as a fun social person, but I just seem to have blocks against it. I assume I'm the outsider or the weirdo or I smell funny or something. Maybe this is all just a sneaky way of asking what you think of me? Am I as awkward as I think I am?
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bitch by alanator

Eureka!!

I know my problem in social settings, both platonic and romantic, is that I try too hard to get people to like me. Well, I've got it. If I ever have a date again, I'll pretend he's a lawyer that wants something from me and turn on the ice-queen act that I can only pull off with said lawyers. I'll protect my emotions, and for an added advantage, much as you may try to deny it, guys love ice queens!
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bitch by alanator

human nature?

Expanded from my last post...

Why is it that we gravitate to people who treat us poorly and frequently ignore people who treat us well? I'm not just talking about a romantic context, either. Think of the really nice person at work. The one who always asks how you're doing, bakes you cookies. In other words, the one who drives everyone crazy. In your school days, were the popular kids the nice kids? In my school, they usually weren't. That was reserved for the rich kids, the good-looking kids, the athletic kids. Why do we want to invest time and energy in people who obviously aren't interested in doing the same for us?

I'd love it if somebody could prove me wrong here, that people don't actually do this all the time, but I don't have that much faith in human nature.
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Steve Nash

Unexpected fallout from the Lakers' breakup

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