I am an introvert. I think introverts are often misunderstood. I’m not shy. I’m not afraid to speak my mind, to do a presentation or socialize. But I am most definitely an introvert.
Back in August, Meno wrote about being an introvert. That post has hovered around my head in tendrils ever since. (Click here to read her post.)
I suspect introverts are a minority, but couldn’t find any good data. Maybe it’s 25% of the population, maybe a third, maybe just under half. I’ve wondered if there’s a higher percentage of introverts in blogland than in the general population.
When I read Meno’s post, I felt comforted. Someone else who doesn’t like to talk about the movie on the way out. Someone else who understands that it takes energy to interact with people. Someone who understands the need for down time.
I have to be convinced to go to parties. They exhaust me. After being “on,” I need time to recharge. By myself. With myself.
There are articles on how to go from being an introvert to an extrovert. It’s not a pathology. Some studies even show that our brains may be hard-wired for being an introvert or extrovert.
So what do you think? Are there many introverts hanging around in blogland?
Add: That li'l collage is new from last night.