We’re not all loud or always in the mood to engage in small talk. Some of us have trouble ‘projecting artificial enthusiasm’ and would rather talk about the more important things in life or say nothing at all. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Introverted kids need to stop being pushed to ‘get out of their comfort zone’ because that might be exactly where they need to be to make a difference.
I just finished reading ‘Quiet’ by Susan Cain and it was worth every second I invested in it. I’ve always accepted myself for exactly who I am but I learnt that not everyone will embrace the idea of me being in my head a lot or wanting to read a novel in bed instead of being at a party and the way those people feel about how my mind works is their burden and not mine. I learnt that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with my dislike for group work and continuous desire for solitude.
People are so quick to equate quietness to weakness but there’s no reason why quiet can’t be strong.
If you’re an introvert, in a relationship with one, friends with one or raising one, you might want to pick up this book. It’s honestly a mind awakening read.
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”