We took a personality test in my class, and we just went over the results.
When I opened the packet, the first page had a scale showing how far to one side or the other I scored in the four categories.
One of them was Introvert/Extrovert. When I saw my score, I was just a little embarrassed. I was as far over to the Extrovert side as the test allows.
According to the results, I should be one of those manic spaz-oids on a permanent caffeine high.
But then I thought about it and realized it's probably right.
I spend all day talking to students. When it's time to go home and I'm in the car by myself, what's my first impulse?
Call someone on the phone.
When I get home and my wife and daughter are out running errands, what is my reaction?
"Dang it. I'm by myself."
When my wife and I are in bed reading, what inevitably happens?
My book ends up on my lap while I continue my verbal diarrhea. My wife either makes a noncommittal grunt of acknowledgement every once in a while or she politely sets down her book and smiles at me with a strained expression, waiting for me to finally run out of steam.
I guess the title and subheading of my blog are just as applicable today as they were when I was a kid.