My wife, Mindy, thinks I'm weird because I like spending time alone. Yes, I'm an introvert. She's the exact opposite, a raging extrovert. She's the kind of person who would enjoy living in a commune. Personally, the thought of commune living scares the living bejesus out of me. I need my space. I enjoy my space and I like hangin' out by myself.

Here are some things that only people who like spending time alone would understand, with some help from 

1. Weekends with nothing planned, no responsibilities, and nowhere to be are GREAT weekends.

2. Long solo road trips are awesome! I crank my music and sing at the top of my lungs.

3. We're always working on a project like writing a blog, or playing with itunes, or playing guitar.

4. Because I love spending time alone, I'm more present and attentive when I get together with friends.

5. I prefer to spend time with small groups of friends or just another couple. I'm intimidated by large groups, especially when there's many of them I don't know.

All of my close friends understand that after 3 or 4 hours, it's time for 'Ethan to move on to the next activity', which usually means I need some alone time. There are certainly advantages to being an extrovert as well, like having many friends, more experiences, life of the party, well liked by many, love to plunge into actions, and they usually enjoy a higher level of self esteem. 

I'm in good company. Some famous introverts include, Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, Matt Lauer, David Letterman, Meryl Streep, and Glen Close. Whether you're an introvert or extrovert, it's all good. Now leave me the hell alone and move on to the next activity.

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