“You must be outgoing and hanging around with people. Your introversion ain’t gonna help you!”
Almost every introvert has not only heard these lines, they have also lost touch with themselves whenever they’ve tried to fit into the world this way.
Introversion isn’t being curled up in a room forever and not talking to anyone. Introversion and extroversion are rather a manner of how we respond to stimuli. As author Susan Cain notes, “For some, it’s a Broadway spotlight. For others, a lamp-lit desk.”
It becomes increasingly important to know this, as 1 out of every 2 or 3 people are introverts. Imagine the collective damage we’re doing as a society.
Like every other important thing, life and our perceptions take a twist when we become more aware. And accepting of our/others’ introversion.