If They Only Knew

If They Only Knew

Sometimes I wonder what people would think if they only knew what I’m really like.

Public people have public lives that are often not very interesting. Everyone thinks it is really cool to be president of a university, to go to lots of events, and be in on lots of decisions. And I suppose it does keep boredom at a distance. What most people don’t know about me is that I actually prefer the mundane.

I am an introvert. My Myers-Briggs assessment score is close enough to the line to afford me some extroversion, but I draw energy from being alone, quiet, and contemplative. I like being with myself.

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