I love how it is progressively becoming “ok” to be an introvert in our society today. Most time I crave time alone to reflect and think, to write and code…
So, is there a point to this?
Probably not…just looking for similar souls out there in cyberspace(Smiles)….
From what I’ve read on this, most of the world is extroverted. Something like 70-75%, am i right?But why do a few of these folks assume that there’s something genetically wrong with introverts and that they need psychotherapy just because they don’t enjoy the same social activities that they do? Some get downright rude
with their assumptions, I guess they don’t understand, that to introverts, crowds of mingling, jostling, parading, strutting people are just a bunch of noise. Noise that screws with their inner peace.
As much as they hate the noise, they don’t condemn them for “mingling” but
they sure don’t see it as a grand virtue. Sure, it’s an advantage for
meeting new people, but that opens up the entire quality people vs.
quantity of people issue, which is not what I want to get into here.
I don’t claim introverts are superior to extroverts or vice versa, just
different. The world needs both kinds of people (OK, I humbly admit
that I wish the ratio was closer to 50%). There is definitely a disadvantage to being introverted and single, however: dating. It sort of limits one’s options. Often times, they find themselves posting pleas for dates to usenet groups, considering paying for a
professional introduction service, thinking about attending a church
they don’t like, etc, just to meet people. Even worse, some of their fellow introverts succumb to peer-pressure and try to “come out of their shell”. Now, if it’s shyness they are trying to beat, more power to them. But if they are just trying to click off that
self-examining part of their brain and throw their arms up into the
air and go “whoo-hoo” and go gyrate amongst the maddening crowd….then God help them.
I’m glad there are light hearted, easygoing, unburdened people out
there who can just talk to anyone and are comfortable in any situation. But I’m willing to bet most of the big contributors to humanity up to this point were introverts. Introverts aren’t damaged goods. There is nothing wrong with Introverted people. Their silence isn’t always out of fear or
selfishness. They’re just doing things most people are too busy having
fun to do: listening, watching, and thinking. They don’t need to “get
a life”,They’re all to aware of life and the value of time.