I am an introvert, and a pretty major one at that. I suppose I’ve always sort of known this, but it wasn’t until I read a few articles linked over at Epbot that I went, “DUH.” I am a classic introvert. Depending on how I’m feeling I can be fairly good or really bad at faking extroversion, but I really wish people would just learn to let me have some quiet time on my own for a while.
It’s not that I don’t like you; I may in fact love you very much. But the constant talking and noise and activity feel like a physical assault to me, and result in either total shutdown or an anxiety attack. Either way, there’s an overwhelming need to ESCAPE to somewhere calm enough to hear myself think.
Anyway, I highly recommend that you read these articles, whether you’re an extrovert, introvert, or have no clue. If nothing else, it might make the world a tiny bit easier for people like me.
This article is SO TRUE. Also I have now requested the book mentioned from the library…
This one and the follow-up are also good, and I’m all for the introvert rights movement. Just another thing to add to my list: gender equality, sexual orientation equality, racial equality, religious equality…and dopamine-processing-method equality. Pluralism is a good thing, people.