A person asked me the other day: “I just want to stay in my bedroom, thinking, writing, and reading some stuff, I don’t want to go out, how can I help myself?” It was pretty clear they were an introvert.
Little did this introvert expect my answer to sound like it did:
“Here’s an approach that you may not have considered. If I were in your shoes, at least for a little while, I would stay in my bedroom, think, write, and read some stuff. There is absolutely nothing wrong with you. It’s highly likely that you are an introvert, or at least feeling very introverted at the moment. There is nothing wrong with you.
In fact, it’s even harder in today’s world. Everybody seems so social. There are social media platforms, social gatherings, social this, and social that. Many people participate in these things because everybody else does. Many of those people would rather admit just what you have; you’d rather stay in and be creative.
So create. And be you. Eventually, you will feel the urge to get out and interact. When you do, you may emerge with a tremendous gift to share with the world.
All the best to you.”
This goes for the person asking the question and this goes for you and me. Believe it or not, I am an introvert at heart. I can surely fake it for a little while but I love my time to think, be alone, and create.
There’s nothing wrong with being either an introvert or extrovert. Your personality is what makes you who you are. Did you know that Dr. Seuss wrote his work and seldom read it to children himself, in fear he’d disappoint them with his personality? He even admitted that “In mass [children] terrify me.”
And he was one of the greatest minds ever… And so are you.
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