I wrote the above post in a moment of inspiration. You see, if you are not an introvert chances are that you will not understand my point. You will think that I can probably make an effort and get out of my comfort zone and fake it until I make it. And you know what? You are right! Yes, you are. But at the end of the day I will be exhausted! Exhausted to the point that my head will be spinning and my eyes will be closing like I haven’t slept in days.
I am wondering daily why do I have to make such great efforts just to be accepted by complete strangers. When I was in school I was almost always alone in a corner and I was either reading my books or just daydreaming. And I could see people staring at me. And their loud voices were really bothering my ears. And when ‘they invited’ me to be part of their circle I was highly uncomfortable. Because I was not like them. When I was trying to say something I was cut off by some loud voice like what I had to say was not important. So why? Why be part of a group and why bother to fit in if it’s not who I am?
While introverts try to fit in and try so hard to be accepted and be part of social gatherings, extroverts make no efforts what’s so ever to even try and understand us. They think that we are just strange. I was actually told once that I’m just strange.
So why should I blend in when I’m happy in my corner? Why should I make myself feel like I’m not enough for people that don’t even bother to understand me?
The answer is that we don’t have to! Introverts don’t have to change who they are and introverts don’t have to excuse themselves for being different. Instead, extroverts should start educating themselves and understand that while they think they run the world, we are quietly making a difference.
Thanks for reading.