Thanks for your response
"You mean you're shy. Introversion has nothing to do with being shy. I am a SUPER introvert. All this means is most of my focuses are inward, as opposed to being focused on external things, as in being an extrovert. I am totally my number one priority and have a very rich internal world, and am more interested in the feelings and thoughts I derive from external reality than the external reality itself."
I don't think I'm shy at all. I've broken that mold a while ago, and i also derive my energy from being in my comfort zone *Totally comfortable being isolated without needing to feed off of other peoples aura; not so loquacious when around friend's friends, don't care to really seek other people's approval, etc.. A characteristic of being an introvert entails always thinking before talking and evaluating/reevaluating your statements/responses, as opposed to being an extrovert whereas he/she doesn't. Maybe i probably still am shy to a certain extent though, so you're right in that respect.
So do you just have nothing to add or are you afraid of looking stupid?
honestly I'm not too sure, maybe be a mixture of both. I often over think how to approach the angular scope of whatever hes elaborating on, only to find myself not saying anything at all.
Honest question: What do you mean he's smarter than you? Higher IQ? Better test taker?[/QUOTE]
When i say he's smarter than i am,I'm not second guessing when i think it has to do with his analysis of the world and how it operates,maybe he just has a better understanding of things that hes learned through experience. .. Typical things we converse about he expands on so extensively, and maybe i aspire reach that caliber of wisdom.