Great article in the Atlantic (way back in 2003):
Laughed all the way through this one. Read the article, but here’s a great quote:
We can only dream that someday, when our condition is more widely
understood, when perhaps an Introverts’ Rights movement has blossomed
and borne fruit, it will not be impolite to say "I’m an introvert. You
are a wonderful person and I like you. But now please shush."
(ht: Dan Wilt)
Kristine Colwill says
i loved this Ben – thanks. very validating since I’m married to a huge extrovert!
also…to add to my comment on facebook…could an introvert(in all fairness), when asked if they are “alright” say to the perky and sickly-sweet extrovert, “i’m fine. i’m just an introvert”? or would that be to extroverted an answer…??? just asking.
Benjamin Sternke says
No I think that would be an okay answer. Deb says she would just answer “No I’m fine” but would be confused as to why you had asked.
This is all too funny. My aunt is a major extrovert. My husband on the other hand is a major introvert. We get together frequently with my aunt and uncle. My Aunt always asks Chad if he’s ok, if he’s mad at her… so on and so on. Then the next day she’ll say to me,” I don’t think Chad likes me.” I always assure her, “no, that’s just the way he is.” Great post Ben.
ok now i KNOW not just suspect that i need help. i ask j if he thinks people like me or are mad at me all the time. wow. 🙂 what a weirdo! and you guys are my friends–why? 🙂