Being an Introvert in an Extrovert’s World
The world is far kinder to extroverts. They are hailed as the world changers, the do-ers, and the leaders. It’s not written, never even said aloud, but society assumes that introverts are anti-social followers. I grew up being told that I was an extrovert because I am a do-er. I can hardly sit still to finish a single television episode. I’m constantly looking for things to learn about, new experiences, people to meet. I want to change the world. I want to be a leader. I want to DO. But I hate the spotlight and I hate groups. I want to meet people because I want to learn about their personal motivations and their dreams. But when I’m in a group, my limbs suddenly grow an extra foot and I don’t know what to do with myself other than slouch in a corner and appear anti-social. But should someone come and save me from my lonely corner with a simple hello, you would see that I want to meet you! I really do! I would love to help just about anyone reach their goals, but I need to be told what they need. I can’t deal with the smalltalk to that leads up to the nitty gritty. I don’t know why, but I simply can’t. I don’t want to talk about the weather. Only ask me how my parents are doing if you actually care. Stop wasting my time and energy on fillers.
Well times are changing and with technology becoming the main medium for pretty much everything, introverts are blossoming behind the scenes. All I can say is that I plan on doing amazing things, going to amazing places and working with amazing people. But I’ll be amazing from the comfort of small groups and email correspondence.