Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Fine... I've got a problem.

I took it and got this.

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So... Anyone who has met me would know that I'm not much of a talker or a socialite (an understatement) - some even call me 'anti-social'. Well, it IS my greatest weakness, but, in a way, you can also call it my greatest strength. Well... Maybe... I dunno... Maybe not... Might be just a way of justifying myself.

Whatever... But I would say that being an extreme introvert is no more worse than being an extreme extrovert - I guess. The best would of course be a healthy 50:50 of both, but who is to judge how much is too much or too little? Only God, I guess.

Well... Time for me to start pointing fingers. My dad was pretty much just as talkative as me when he was young, if I'm not mistaken. So... It's heredity. Yup, it's all because of my father's genes, which he got from his father, who got it from his father...etc. So it's technically not my fault that I'm not outgoing right? Hehe... =P

And the verse below is yet another way of me justifying myself. (If you're too lazy, just read the words in red)

Ecclesiastes 5

Approaching God with Care
1 As you enter the house of God, keep your ears open and your mouth shut. It is evil to make mindless offerings to God. 2 Don’t make rash promises, and don’t be hasty in bringing matters before God. After all, God is in heaven, and you are here on earth. So let your words be few.

3 Too much activity gives you restless dreams; too many words make you a fool.

4 When you make a promise to God, don’t delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools. Keep all the promises you make to him. 5 It is better to say nothing than to make a promise and not keep it. 6 Don’t let your mouth make you sin. And don’t defend yourself by telling the Temple messenger that the promise you made was a mistake. That would make God angry, and he might wipe out everything you have achieved.

7 Talk is cheap, like daydreams and other useless activities. Fear God instead.

The thing about Ecclesiastes is that it is was written by Solomon at the end of his life, and he wrote some pretty crazy stuff , so, I don't really know whether we can take this verse literally. But, whatever, I'll take it! =P

*Sigh* Well, in the end, I guess I'll have to try - most probably in vain - to be a little more outgoing, a little more spontaneus, a little more open.

Jia Ahn will try... but at his own time and in his own way.


Anonymous said...

my need to be a little more outgoing, a little more spontaneous, a little more open.


so that i can still kacau you xD.

but it's up to you...dun force yourself to be sum1 ur not...just be yourself

then again, it's just my opinion and i can't guarantee that it's worth taking my advice xD

Jeanette said...

Yeah, i totally agree with Julius. I told you last time that being shy has its advantages and disadvantages.

So yeah, don't force yourself to be someone you're TOTALLY not.

And PMR results are out on December 30. I just found out. Good luck...

So, a very merry christmas to you and a blessed new year.

See you when I get back. xD

May said...

The exact same type Jia Wern is. And only one letter different from Eu Fern.

Why am I not surprised? XD

Euffie said...

May, "one letter different"? I don't get you. And, actually Jia Wern is more spontaneous than JA or me, at times. XD

And "sister", even when you're not outgoing, people still like you. You get comments like 'cute' and 'sweet', remember? XD

j@Ve said...

Quote: "Fine... I've got a problem."

To me, the word 'problem' means there's something wrong and needs fixing.

So I ask you, Jia Ahn: What's wrong with being Jia Ahn?

j@Ve said...

what i'm trying to say is:

SO WHAT if you're "100% Introverted"?

Anonymous said...

No comments at first, but i'm thinking your bro is right. Be yourself.

ja said...

Well, in a sense, all of you are right. I really can't FORCE myself to be someone I'm not. I should just be myself, like you all said.

But there's a difference between forcing myself to be someone I'm not and trying to change myself to be a better person. Everyone has their weaknesses and isn't it logical to say that we should try to strengthen them? You wouldn't ask psycho-murderer to 'just be him/herself' would you? You would try to change him/her for the better, no? Same in my case.

Let's talk on the extreme. Is shunning society, living alone with no friends, having no companions NOT a problem? Of course I'm not that bad, but still... God meant us to build relationships with one another, no?

Jave is Julius' bro la... =P

Thank you, and have fun there. =)

Haha... True... Who's fault? *pointsfingeratdad'sgenes* =P
But as they are learning to be more outgoing, so must I.

Euffie, my 'brother'?,
Haha... True... Being shy apparently has it's advantages. =)

Changing a little doesn't mean I'll completely change la... I'll still be me. =)

Anonymous said...

ahaha...i guess it's up to you...

and there's sth i dun get...
change for the better? being introverted is bad??? :O

ja said...

Being an EXTREMELY introverted is bad... I already said that in my post. Did you even read it? Haha...

Anonymous said...

u did? i dun think so...besides, u said this:
" can also call it my greatest strength"

how could that be bad?

Anonymous said...

So sorry Jave. Your bro's hairstyle is unique.

JA, i think you should ask Frederick's for advice. You know him right. I heard he was like you before he went to If you're too shy to ask.. God will help you.

Anonymous said... bad english~ Frederick for advice. ah.... bad english, bad english

ja said...

Well, I don't really know... All I know is that there are pros and cons. But I believe it's disadvantages are more than the advantages... So, yeah.

Yeah, I could do that. But I can also ask my brothers, as they were also like me before but now more outgoing. But I already KNOW how to change; it's the actual doing it that's hard. Well, I think it's something I have to work myself. So, we'll see, we'll see... =)

May said...

Sorry for the REALLY late reply, but here goes to clarify my comment.

Eu Fern is ISFJ. JA is ISTJ. JW is ISTJ. The only thing different is the Feeling component of Eu Fern's profile. =P One letter, F, get it?

Of course, that's just generally speaking lah you want to know in depth you go research yourself i malas want to preach to you guys nanti Jwern say I propaganda again. xD

Samuel K Lis said...


I must add and emphasize what everyone has said that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being introverted because that is how God made you, amen?

But being somewhat of an introvert myself, I know why you think, or thought, it was a problem, because we all wish, (at least I do) sometimes, that we were more outgoing because the outgoing ones are more popular and all. But there is a difference between being quiet and being shy. One is a personality, the other is a character.

Just remember to be who God made you to be and no one else! God bless!

ja said...

Re Samuel:

Thank you, I'll try to keep that in mind. God bless you too.

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