But sometimes I will say the darndest thing just for fun. I suppose the comment may have been triggered because I do feel a bit cut off from the real world because I’m doodling away at home and I don’t get to interact much with other people beside my family and friends. On the positive note, that make me treasure more of my gatherings with friends and the family time!
And I must admit, I don’t like to do self-introduction first. I almost always wait for the other party to introduce him or herself first or better still, wait for a common friend to make the introductions.
I may be over thinking on this but don’t you think there are so many variables to a self-introduction. It’s like if I make the first move to make a self-introduction, will I come across as too friendly or that I am in the sales industry and trying to sell a product to the other person? Should I offer a handshake together with the self-introduction and if I do, how firm should my handshake be? How much should I share or say in the self-introduction to come across as genuine and yet not boring. For instance, do I go “Hi, I’m Rusty. I’m a cartoonist. May I draw you?” Then, there is the tone of the voice, there are thin lines among being friendly, cool and Darth Vader. All this leading to the formation of the first impression! And we all know, there ain’t another first impression!
Whereas, if the other party make the self-introduction first, then I can adapt accordingly to his or her style. This is my personal preference and I don’t advocate that anyone follow my approach cause if you do and I meet up with you in person, it is going to be awkward silence without anyone making the first self-introduction.
So there you go, I am not aloof, I just don’t like to make the self-introduction first!