Being an introvert isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If it prevents you from doing what you really want to do, or hinders your working and personal lives, then something should change. However, introverts should be happy being so.
Author on Introverts, Nancy R. Fenn, wrote a Top Ten to get introverts through their day, and it’s mostly a How To in getting out of negative situations and keeping positive about their character.
- Assert yourself as a legitimate personality type.
There are two legitimate personality types: extroverts and introverts.
- Correct people when they refer to introverts as neurotics.
Introverts are not neurotics. They are introverts.
- Correct people when they refer to introverts as prone to mental illness.
Introverts are no more prone to mental illness than others. When extroverts are under stress, they overeat, smoke, drink and become violent. When introverts are under stress, they withdraw. This does not make them mentally ill.
- Correct people when they assert that introverts are anti-social.
Introverts are not anti-social. They are drained by other people and must limit their time in company, but they are friendly and loving people.
- Correct people when they assert that introverts have nothing to say.
On the contrary, introverts won’t speak unless they have something important to say!
Are you a happy introvert? Let us know!