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Originally posted by starwarsisreal
That's quite true of me really. I'm just forced to act like an extravert due to constant pressure and social expectations.
Originally posted by rexusdiablos
Yet another "If this describes you then you're a rare flower" thread. Come on folks. Introversion is circumstantial and it's likely that everyone can describe themselves as such given the right social conditions and scenarios.
I dislike the desperation of members so quick to cling to any set of definitions that makes them feel unique or part of an cognitive/emotional/spiritual elite.
I can hear the desperation and thought process: "Oh, I always knew I was different and/or that I might be the one".
Please. You're equipped with everything you need to achieve your unique potential. Stop looking for subgroups and notions to define who you are.
Aside from all this, some introverts are so due to underlying neurosis and trauma. The OP is far too absolute.edit on 12/8/2011 by rexusdiablos because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by xxsomexpersonxx
You're fighting stereotypes with stereotypes. It's taking bad stereotypes and replacing them with good ones.
Majority of introverts have a few of those "myths", along with a good chunk of non-introverts. And not all of those "non-myths" apply to every introvert too.
Of course, everyone has an introverted side and an extroverted side. Just because someone has one side bigger, doesn't make them have any other traits too.
If I were writing the article, I'd make it about how to understand these people, whose minds work different. Not just taking the negative assumptions, and making good assumptions instead, but instead making no assumptions and knowing how to see from a different persons mental perspective