Ashamed Introvert

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 I don’t know the exact moment I turned into an introvert advocate, but this really fuels my need to write and share my thoughts here. Possibly because I’m learning to be myself and make the most out of it. In the same time, I can’t help but notice how many people struggle with it. The least I can do is pouring my heart and encouraging words into wannabe helpful articles. 

Please, do let me know if you have suggestions for topics you’d like to read about in the future. I’d love to hear your thoughts.🌈

Today’s Question: Do you ever feel ashamed just for being an introvert?

Don’t rush to answer. ‘Cause maybe you’ve never used the words “ashamed” and “introvert” in the same sentence. Let me make this clear. I had a dialogue with a person close to me earlier (and that’s how this article was born). Here’s the key part of the talk:

Him: I shouldn’t have acted like that (referring to an obvious introverted moment). I am a man.

Me: I don’t think the personality type depends on one’s gender.

I don’t know if you agree with me or not, but my reply made him feel a little better. And that made me happy.

No matter your sex, age, religion, past events, you might find yourself one day feeling a bit too much, thinking for a little too long, seeing things from a perspective that’s different from your friends’. I won’t tell you that’s okay, because “okay” is not enough. “Okay” sounds to me like sometimes you say to comfort someone who did something wrong, and that’s not the case. Instead, I will tell you: That’s WONDERFUL!

Introversion is not all black and gloomy. Introversion is a journey to light, a soft light. Introversion is not mute. It is silently pleasant. It’s not misanthropy. It’s the ability to choose quality and genuine conversations.

Why would you be ever be ashamed of thinking carefully and carrying deeply? Why would you feel broken for taking time to find the proper words to express yourself accurately? Why on Earth would you think it’s wrong spending time valuable time indoors – when that gives you peace and fills you with creativity?

If anything, being an introvert is a quality. Once you learn to own introversion, you will see what a gift it is.

Let’s take baby steps for now. In the comments bellow, please tell me at least one thing you love about yourself.

P.S. Show no modesty!

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