Repost: Introduction to introversion

Don’t try to mend a person who isn’t even broken. This is an old post because I didn’t get anything new out of my mind today.

In my world

yawning ferret Looks like screaming but it’s yawning

The biggest mystery seems to be introversion. Like it’s something negative. I really need to fret about this a bit more. You won’t get hired because you’re not extroverted enough. It seems that people see you’re introverted as soon as they meet you. That’s what I’ve experienced at least. I hate meeting new people because it’s like it says introverted on my forehead. People notice straight away that I don’t say much and then they’ve already judged me. In job interviews (well that one I got last year) I got the feeling my answers weren’t that satisfying to the interviewer. I was too quiet. Like that’s a bad thing. I don’t know how long answers you need to have. I’m not gonna make things up that aren’t true. I don’t even get that many ideas into my head at one second. I’ll never get…

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Solitude is worth repeating

boy sitting on a bench alone
Made in Canva

I wrote about solitude in 2014 so here is the post that’s still true to this day.

Solitude is not as bad as you think
Published on April 5, 2014

Decided to take part in this challenge. Sounds like fun. And I’m an introvert so it fits me perfectly.

Solitude is a much better word than lonely or loneliness. Lonely sounds like it’s a bad thing. Everybody needs solitude sometimes. Especially extroverts have problems being alone. I think they’ve been around people too much. If they would be alone at least a while, maybe they wouldn’t be so stressed.

I’ve never had problems with solitude. Maybe I’m just so used to being on my own. That’s much better than having too many people around. I need a place to think. Solitude should be my middle name. I live for it. Without it, I could not think. Even people looking over my shoulder makes me nervous. My solitude is taking my bike out and go for a ride. Luckily I live close to nature. There’s always a place where there’s no people around. Just hearing the birds sing is music for my ears.

Solitude is also in the mind. No one knows what you’re thinking until you say it out loud. Being an introvert has is advantages. You think before you speak. Extroverts should try it once in a while. Find your inner solitude. That will clear your mind and maybe you will learn to listen to others too.

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