great blog.. cc @frankmandeya
Originally posted on alexandra corinth :
Over the last year, I have paid careful attention to the conversation of introversion versus extroversion, and found just that — that many believe we are diametric opposites, and are meant to be at odds with one another. I have read quite a bit of extroversion hate, too, people writing about how “loud” extroverts are, how they hurt introverts with their misunderstanding of the two types’ differences. I’ve read about how introverts tend to be more intuitive, to be more aware of other people’s feelings, to be more sensitive and expressive and creative. I’ve read portions of books like Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain, whose title alone has strong (and not very kind) implications about extroverts. I’ve read articles like Jerry Brito’s “Top ten myths about introverts,” which (intentionally or not) makes extroverts sound like less intelligent followers while setting up introverts as thoughtful individuals.
And I get it. I really, really do. As the only extrovert in an immediate family of introverts (with only two “true” extroverts in my entire extended family), as someone who is engaged to an introvert, as someone who has dated other extroverts — I understand this conflict in more ways than some.