Are you an introvert? Do you know somebody who is? Then you will enjoy this article I came across recently. I’ve got to admit, I found myself chuckling more than once while reading it.
For your reading pleasure from a vintage issue (March 2003) of The Atlantic:
The habits and needs of a little-understood group by Jonathan Rauch
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?
If you answered yes to these questions, chances are that you have an introvert on your hands—and that you aren’t caring for him properly… [Click here to read the full article.]
And for those of you who are interested in more delightful reading:© Una-Melina // Worthy Books & Things, 2012.