Caring for Your Introvert

2009-04-16 12:09 - Links

Extroverts have little or no grasp of introversion. They assume that company, especially their own, is always welcome. They cannot imagine why someone would need to be alone; indeed, they often take umbrage at the suggestion. As often as I have tried to explain the matter to extroverts, I have never sensed that any of them really understood. They listen for a moment and then go back to barking and yipping.

A well written article, which I identify with rather readily. Especially that bit I quoted just above. I've often felt that introverts are downtrodden. The reason is simply that all the extroverts see each other all the time, while they're gallivanting around in their extroverted way. They don't see the introverts, therefore assume that their way is "normal" and good, and introversion is "unusual" and bad.

Also a very choice quote: "The only thing a true introvert dislikes more than talking about himself is repeating himself."

Comments:

I like this part, too...
2009-04-30 02:20 - GPHemsley

I like this part, too:

"How can I let the introvert in my life know that I support him and respect his choice? First, recognize that it's not a choice. It's not a lifestyle. It's an orientation.

Second, when you see an introvert lost in thought, don't say "What's the matter?" or "Are you all right?"

Third, don't say anything else, either. "

So true...
2009-05-05 18:35 - tegs

I don't have much to add except that you are preaching to the choir.

Agree
2009-05-09 09:20 - Calum

Never has the nail been hit so severely on the head.

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