Do you know someone who needs hours alone every day? Who loves quiet conversations about feelings or ideas, and can give a dynamite presentation to a big audience, but seems awkward in groups and maladroit at small talk? Who has to be dragged to parties and then needs the rest of the day to recuperate? Who growls or scowls or grunts or winces when accosted with pleasantries by people who are just trying to be nice?
If so, do you tell this person he is "too serious," or ask if he is okay? Regard him as aloof, arrogant, rude? Redouble your efforts to draw him out?
The rest of the article can be found at: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200303/rauch
It really is a GREAT read! I encourage you all to take a few minutes to read through it.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Caring for Your Introvert
I came across this article recently, and it's so *right*. I wish i had seen this years ago when it first came out, I think everyone needs to read this article because there is a good chance *everyone* has an introvert in their life. Being alone isn't a want, it's a NEED. People need to understand this. We aren't mad at you if we're not talking, there is *nothing* wrong with us! It's how we were made, we can't change it!