This person being me. I often wonder if I should become a priest. I enjoy the thought of doing something for God and Church, esp. preaching. I have the intelligence to pursue the priesthood as well. However....
I am by no means a people person. I try to avoid people generally, and like being alone. Quite often I get down right anoyed with people. And I kind of like to follow my own path, i.e., I am very independent, and am not fond of having dependents. But I know priests who are introverts, and they seem OK.
Then... I have some neurosis. I experience extreme anxiety at college, which takes a mental and physical toll. I cannot handle stress very well, and had OCD to the point of being borderline suicidal. The OCD is now under control, except when stress provokes it again.
This was another thread I started: forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=592049
This should give you a little more enlightenment.
The big problem is, I keep telling myself that the priesthood is not for me, but then I feel all guilty, feel I am letting down God and the Church which is in dire need of priests. I do enjoy writing. So I could always help the Church with my pen.
SO, would you think it reasonable to pursue the priesthood. I am trying to come to a logical decision here.