Just now I was talking with some co-workers about the MBTI. These people were ENTJ, INTP and ISTJ. We were speculating on each other's types and I made the comment that all of them will come up to me and just start telling me facts to start a conversation. Like, they go, "hey ethylester, did you know that in Charleston, West Virginia, they are almost perfectly split between democrats and republicans?" and then I am expected to answer them and thus begins a conversation.
I started thinking about how I instigate a conversation with any of them and I could not, for the life of me, think about how I do this. So finally I asked them what I say to them when I go up to them and start talking. They pondered this and the ENTJ said, "You don't. I'm pretty sure all our conversations are started by me." And they agreed that I never come up and talk to them, yet we have had countless conversations together.
I thought surely I must go up to one of them to say something and the only thing they could come up with is when I need to know something immediate like "when are you going to lunch?" or "will you help me with the project?" or something like that. Otherwise I don't approach them at all. And keep in mind, I really like these people and enjoy having conversations with them! I'm not trying to avoid anybody!
That kind of blew my mind. Am I really like this?
What about you? Are you like this too?