Tuesday, July 20, 2010

On Hermits: Random Amusement

I'm gonna buy a bunch of hermit crabs and make 'em live together. People will say, "Are those hermit crabs?" I'll say, "Not anymore. They're mingling crabs."

by Demetri Martin


 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi there.. while some of us see ourselves as extreme introverts, the normals seem to define us as schizoids - a personality disorder that should be treated. would be great to hear any thoughts on that.

Hypothetical said...

Anon, hi, there's a distinct difference between introversion and personality disorders. Introversion doesn't necessarily mean that there's any social anxiety at all. It's more like a built-in predilection - maybe even a need - for looking inwards. Being around others or around a lot of activity can become overwhelming easily, but mainly because that prevents introverts from looking inwards; and, according to some researchers, that's where we find our energy. And that shouldn't ever have to be a problem.

Anyway, thanks for your question. Maybe I'll write more about this at some point.

Anonymous said...

thank you hypothetical. please, if you ever write, would you address more differences. i see myself the definition of a schizoid without the stigma of a personality disorder. nevertheless, i enjoy and relate to what you have written.