Friday, September 29, 2006

RevGals Friday Five: Groups

Reverendmother asks these at the Mother House

1. Tell us about any groups you currently belong to:
I'm not so groupy these days. I belong to a preacher covenant group meeting weekly. Other than that, I'm only grouped in church.
2. Do you feel energized or drained by being in a group situation.
I'm an extrovert so I energize around people. As the only Presbyie in the Preacher group, I get weary of their denominational chat but I'm mostly perky. If you talk to one of the gals in the group, I'm terrifying. Sorry she sees me this way.
3. Is there a role you naturally find yourself playing in group situations?
I'm comfortable leading or following these days.
4. Handsakes vs. hugs: discuss
Is there anyway we can stop hugging everytime we see each other? I don't want to shake hands either in a social situation. May I remind you that a man shakes hands with a woman only if she offers her hand first and that women do not shake hands with one another in greeting. And for gosh sakes' do not shake my hand while I'm trying to eat a meal.
5. Ice breakers: a playful way to build community in a lighthearted manner, or a complete and utter hell of forced fun and awkwardness?
Can't think of a good ice breaker this morning. When I use an icebreaker I attempt to design one that doesn't upset the introverts.

Thanks, RM, I think I need to go find more interest groups. With all the disaster relief meetings, church meetings and kid's stuff, I am weary. A fun group might be just the thing.
Is there a group for Junk Pickers Who Like Oreos and Diet Cokes somewhere? Might join...

St. C.


zorra said...

I'm sorry, but speaking as an introvert, there are no ice breakers that don't upset the introverts.

Quotidian Grace said...

Yeah for fun groups! We need more of them and less of the serious focused types. Life is earnest enough as it is.

revabi said...

You frightening? Ha. The girl has problems of her own.

If you find a fun group like the one you mentioned, I'll join.

I didn't know that about handshakes, I just go right ahead and shake people's hands.

Patti said...

I want to join, too. Right now, I'm actually getting ready for a junk picking quest! I need to update my wardrobe, so I'm making a tour of junk sales and 2nd hand stores.

St. Casserole said...

Zorra, You are right but I do try to make requests which do not focus on any one person.

I recall trying to understand introverts since so many people are in this catagory. I suppose introverts try to understand the extroverts because there are so many of us.

Where is your blog?

Gannet Girl said...

OK, I learned something. I know that a man doesn't shake a woman's hand unless it's offered -- but the only place I haven't seen it offered is in the Orthodox Jewish circles in which I travel. (And most of the men will graciously shake the hand of a woman -- like me -- who often offers it while on automatic pilot. One did look at me like I had leprosy once, though.) I never heard of women not shaking hands when they are introduced in social situations

zorra said...

St. Cass, to answer your question, I have finally taken a great leap into cyberspace and my first timid entry is available at Come see me and I'll tell you about an icebreaker I participated in on Friday night--which DID NOT upset the introverts!