Top 10 Chicken Quotations Disguised as One Introverts Humor

Everyday sayings, Top 10 Chicken Quotations Disguised as One Introverts Humor, about chickens, can give a person pause to think about how one of God’s little creatures could be so prevalent in our daily lives. It just seemed like an interesting comparison. If you’re more of an introvert and ever find yourself feeling “chicken” in any way, consider some chicken quotations to help you the next time you feel – chicken-hearted.

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Top 10 Chicken Quotations Disguised as One Introverts Humor

1. “Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.” Chuck Palahniuk, fiction novelist

      Using more extroverted behaviors doesn’t make you an extrovert. It just enhances your introvert tendencies, much like the additional responsibility section can improve the look of a resume.
      The best you is in your innate strengths, the “feathers” only give you more flight.

2. “An author in a Trappist monastery is like a duck in a chicken coop. And he would give anything in the world to be a chicken instead of a duck.” Thomas Merton quotes, American and Trappist Monk

An introvert who is networking for a job or business can be like a duck in a chicken coop. Makes you want to be a chicken, doesn’t it?

Maybe and maybe not. Consider the Chinese Proverb.

3. “An overcrowded chicken farm produce fewer eggs.” Chinese Proverb
Cock and bull stories about me, my and I are prevalent in business and life in general. Consider taking a different path and do what introverts do best – get other people to talk about themselves first.

Don’t let the crowd ruffle your feathers and have you thinking you have to go right along. Feel free to be you.

4. “Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.” Frank Lloyd Wright, American Architect
Regardless of our style, we might think we aren’t enough. That usually comes from comparing ourselves. But the truth is when you compare a chicken house to a cathedral there is no comparison, is there? They each have a distinct purpose and service. So do we as introverts. So do extroverts.

5. “Boys, I may not know much, but I know chicken poop from chicken salad.” – Lyndon B. Johnson, former USA President

Each of us serves our best mutual interests being who we are. Being inauthentic has that distinct chicken poop smell. Or, is it feel? If you prefer to do sales prospect research, then delegate the front selling piece of being face-to-face. But if you want to build your confidence and strut your stuff, then do both. No chicken poop.

6. “I’ll change you from a rooster to a hen with one shot!” Dolly Parton’s character in 9 to 5 movie

Maybe someone is labeling you aloof, anti-social or shy. Now, you know none of this is true.

Like Dolly playing Doralee, do some explaining to educate and clarify. Then play a little chicken with her famous line. That would be such a rooster, extrovert, like, wouldn’t it?

7. “The chicken came first—God would look silly sitting on an egg.” — Author Unknown

Once you get into the flow of being yourself, the momentum of your confidence begins to carry itself.

It’s the cliché chicken and egg situation. Which came first – you being you or you being self-confident? Can you sit on self-confidence?

8. “You can’t cook one-half of a chicken and expect the other half to lay.” eggs.” Sanskrit Proverbs

Introvert and extrovert is a spectrum. The majority of us are not a pure one or the other. Most of us are ambiverts. An ambivert typically finds a balance in their comfort with groups and socializing, and also relishes alone time and being away from the crowd. The extrovert needs the social, and the introvert needs the alone time.

9. “You can’t hatch chickens from fried eggs.” Dutch Proverb 

As introverts, our personal energy needs recharging regularly. It is, after all, an extroverting world.

Little time to be alone and answers needed at dawn. Be sure to plan alone time or else, like fried eggs, nothing more will hatch.

10. “Sins, like chickens, come home to roost.” Charles W. Chesnutt, author, essayist and political activist

It’s never too late. There’s time to expand yourself with some additional social skills if it helps you in your pursuit of happiness and success.

And every smart contemplative introvert can determine you can avoid negative consequences of any earlier actions with a plan that suits you.

What do you think about the comparison of chicken quotations to introvert life?

Do you have any to add?

It’s natural to want to be what seems like most of the world is – in our introvert situation, it looks like it’s a good deal more extroverted. The truth is, according to statistics from the MBTI publishers, we’re about half and half extroverts and introverts. Now that is something to – crow about.

Originally published on Sep 20, 2010, same title

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  1. Thank you Bonnie. It was a fun post.

    Ambivert is not a word I made up but it’s a little used word for the truth of many of us – like you!

    Hope the yoga did it for you.

  2. bonniedubrow says:

    Wow, Pat, you gathered some amazing and interesting quotes. More fascinating is how you used them to confirm to you introverts that you’re perfect as you are. Because, of course, you are.

    I especially love the word ‘ambivert.’ Did you make that one up? I’m one of those. I need my social time and I need my alone time. Also interesting is that even though I’m a flaming extrovert, I only really love connecting with people and talking about a limited number of topics and they’re not politics, religion, or ??? Meaningful conversations about life in general or yours and mine, spirituality, how to live fully, be more authentic, and such plus business and marketing… They’re juicy and recharging for me. Otherwise…

    So even extroverts aren’t into ‘chit-chat’ although I guess I get less drained than introverts. I just have less patience for ‘small talk’ than I’d have thought.

    And now to do some yoga to recharge before a few hours of phone time.

    Thanks, Pat, for this fine post!

  3. Patricia — love these quotes. Here’s one who feel other people are more successful than they are, “He puts his pants on one leg at a time, just like you and me.”

  4. Personally like this quote best:“An overcrowded chicken farm produce fewer eggs.” Chinese Proverb

    It acually pertains to most aspects of life. For instance trying to get a job that thousands of people are applying for or bidding at auction for the painting that is most popular.

    Honestly think young people should take the meaning of the proverb into account when they decide what profession or education to chose. Taking student loans to pay for becoming a journalist is likely to only lead to debts no matter how good they are at writing.
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  5. Pat, I think this is useful for extroverts to read as well. Not only can those quotes go both ways, it’s great for an extrovert (or an ambivert like me) to see from an introvert’s eyes and feel what they are going through. I can also see where an extrovert may want to split duties where personality lends itself to better results. Thanks for the post!

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