posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 09:52 AM
Great post as I believe more introverts should be aware of their potential. To many time's do I see people discredit themselves because society tells
you to act a certain way. I am too an introvert, but like some others in this thread I would not be considered an introvert by my colleagues or even
some of my peers, in fact they would consider me to be the opposite of this. My father is an introvert but being in a split family I was never able to
spend much time with him, so I grew up around majority extroverts. I live in the Philly area where we are loud and boisterous, and have no choice but
to maintain a similar level of "obnoxiousness", especially in the work place. I have no problem reaching this level, and maintaining it throughout
the day, but to say it is exhausting is an understatement.
I have begun to realize that my career choice, as well as my location is not conducive to my personality type or overall happiness in life. Hence
the reason I am, and many of us I am sure, are constantly searching for something "more", something natural, someplace that I can truly call home. I
drive two hours a weekend just to set up camp for one night in the wilderness away from everything....to me there is nothing better than some peace
and quiet out in the elements, with absolutely nothing around, but that and/or those which I want there.
One of the greatest abilities we as introverts have is the ability to look inside logically and self reflect. This is something that very few
extroverts have the ability to do, if any. Extroverts tend to believe everything they say and are told is true, and they leave very little room for
The comment that introverts can or need fix themselves to become extroverts is humiliating. This is not fixing by any stretch of the word...why would
you ever want to change who you are for anybody or anything? The word that can be used is adapt. I have adapted to my settings, and circumstances in
life, but that has not and will not change who I am as a person. Unfortunately you can only compromise with yourself for so long, before the
realization sets in that compromise does not bring happiness, and happiness to me is success in life.