• Josh GreenJosh Green, over 8 years ago

    Hey Chris, you're arguably the most famous front end dev on the planet and for sure one of the nicest, humble and polite person on the net. Does all the attention sometimes get to you? I know you've written about being an introvert and I was wondering if the attention ever bugged you.

    Huge fan of your work! You're awesome man

    1 point
    • Chris CoyierChris Coyier, over 8 years ago

      "It's like being a famous dentist." as they say.

      Two times in my life has anyone ever noticed me outside of an industry event. So it's not a big problem, and of course it's super flattering and not weird at all. I've done more than my fair share of celeb-stalking myself. I once saw Garrison Keillor in the airport (he's crazy tall). I followed him for like 20 seconds trying to get a picture so people would believe me.

      I am definitely introverted as well, but that's distinct from being shy. Introversion is more about how you gain and lose social energy. Socializing is enjoyable for me, but costly. There is a limit before I'm just DONE - and retreating back to my laptop and couch is required to get that energy back. Or else I turn into a ball of pure anxiety and might vaporize a city block (I think that's how it works.)

      6 points