It just occurred to me that one of the reasons I’m quiet is that I dislike saying the same thing more than once. There’s huge spaces in my head that fill up with check-boxes of who I’ve told what to, because I can’t stand the thought of mentioning the same thing, telling the same anecdote to one person twice. Slightly different, but also I find it a bit of a drag retelling the same bit of news to lots of different people. Generally they reply in like fashion and their pattern of follow-up questions are similar. Occasionally there’s the odd new question. I put effort in to tell it all in a different way, even if only for myself — so mine own ears do not get sicky of hear it.
Perhaps this all is why I sometimes find myself balancing off against a ‘broadcaster’ – someone who will do the telling, retelling, press releases, phone work. The only downside is that they often have the “quirks” of 1.Telling you their stories multiple times, 2. forgetting your name even when you’re their best friend (“hey you whatsyaname, come here and hold this for a sec”) and 3. will even start telling your stories to you with them having replaced your role in it.
Sorry for the italics, it’s late.