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The two kinds

There are two types of people.

The gregarious and the solitary. The industrious and the lethargic. The fluent and the reticent.

The gregarious love to be with people. They celebrate birthdays loud and grand. They neither miss a treat nor forget to wish. They are there for the festivals and the parties. Be it Deepavali or Christmas, their presence peps up the audience. They have an inherent enthusiasm to see happy faces when people are together. The other type thinks they are just acting it out and there is no genuine social need ever.

The solitary love to be with themselves. They are either philosphical or psychic. They are comfortable reflecting about events. They think they are innocent. They are the subject of most books and movies. They are the pondering type. The other type wonders if these people are depressed souls and pities these poor sinners.

The industrious are all for doing. They curse God for having given just 24 hours in a day. They cannot rest at all. If there is nothing to do, they walk up the stairs to the 24th floor and count them all. They are the action type. The other type knows that they have been unable to balance their life and will end up being the first to die of doing.

The lethargic are the lazy chaps of the world. They feel that every one is lazy to a large extent but act otherwise. They are spoilt by their ambitious parents, their caring friends, their loving spouses and their stupid children. They make up the average man who is the soul of statistics. The other type just ignores these people in their busy states.

The fluent are the ones with the gift of the gab. They are masters of public speaking. When you speak more, you got to speak rubbish too. They realise that too, but don’t have a choice now that they have been identified as the readywits and the communicators. They sure have a knack for quick thinking. The other type has a love/hate relationship with these guys.

The reticent are the speech-challenged folks. No, they are not dumb but. Their worth decreases with every word they speak and usually think that they are intelligent. They keep to their computers. The other type assumes these are real dumb guys and get surprised rarely.

I have been each one of these at times, more often at the wrong times. Is there any right type for all of us?

Categories: Misc.
  1. Jax
    13 January 2006 at 9:38 am

    There are two kinds of people… Those who divide people into two and those who don’t.. 😀

  2. gopi
    13 January 2006 at 2:09 pm

    world can never be divided into two types.. there is always a third type which places itself between the other two type.

    you forgot to add your type…….

  3. sk
    13 January 2006 at 8:01 pm

    Hey Spark, Funny comments apart, I think every person has a little of each of the trait in them. It is the extent to which each trait shows up depending on various situations you experience, which is what happened with you I think.. 🙂

    And some traits can change as a person grows to be a different person. It is not like you are born with some trait and you will die the same, err.. what would the ‘whole life -in between’ mean then?

    But very intriguing post. Keep them coming.
    These are the inner most thoughts, which I have nowadays stopped pondering over, lest I loose track of the present.

  4. 16 January 2006 at 4:51 pm

    funny jax 🙂

    gopi, i told that i’m all of them 😉

    sk, you found it more intriguing than me. well, this happens all the time you write!

  5. vatsan
    19 January 2006 at 10:15 am

    it’s always intersting to see sk brand something ‘innermost thoughts’ and ‘intriguing’ when the original intent of write-up was to be nothing more than maybe dust 😉

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