9 worst people for introverts to be with in elevators #infographic
If mindfulness, meditation and being grateful can’t get you to a place of peace, this just might be the little bit of humor to help ease whatever pain you might find!
When I saw this elevator #infographic I smiled, chuckled and laughed aloud. Of course with it being in the context of the more introverted of us it rings all too true an experience.
Caveat: it’s really not elevators that are a problem. The issue is what people who ride elevators often do that can be disruptive.
Here are a few highlights for me of some of
9 worst people for introverts to be with in elevators
#2 The Hot Seat – Whether a boss, a co-worker or an acquaintance, small talk is something I just avoid, and not just in an elevator. When it is it an elevator, pressing the number to my floor to get me to my destination more quickly seems like a solution.
#4 Front Row at the Peep Show – I’m married to an extrovert. What I appreciate is a venture out into different experiences in the world because of him. Take going to a local comedy for over a year. At first, we sat in comfortable mid-theater seats. Then he wanted to move right up front. Eventually, he wanted to wear his most outrageous shirt up front, first row. Why? Because he loves being “on stage” with the comedians. Being that close makes me wish I’d said no.
# 6 It’s Just a Prank – Many pranks I’ve seen just are not all that funny. To even contemplate of a joke in an elevator makes me cringe. Most just seem to play to people’s believed weaknesses. Is that amusing? Maybe if it’s not too personal in a negative way. One year a top salesperson on my team gifted me at Christmas with a pair of construction worker boots. Message: You are a kick ass, take no prisoners, sales manager. I was. We all laughed.
#8 Two Sardines – Personal space is important to everyone I’d suspect. If one other person, who I don’t know, and I are sharing my space, I’m likely to turn, look directly at them in the eye and say, “Excuuuuse me.” Since personally preferred distance differs by personality and culture, I can only imagine the potential issues with this happening in an elevator.
I was so glad not to find that any of these worst situations involve getting stuck in an elevator! Being stuck in an elevator is something both my husband and I have experience with, and on which we agree: it’s one of the most worrisome experiences.
What concern make you avoid elevators, if you do?
What’s the worst situation you’ve encountered in riding an elevator? Any from the
9 worst people for introverts to be with in elevators ?
Inspired by brainstorming at MyBlogU.