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Snarfed from multiple people: Caring for your Introvert.

Clearly outlines many things I've known for a long time, and puts into words other things that I didn't even explicitly realize were part of introversion -

"...The worst of it is that extroverts have no idea of the torment they put us through. Sometimes, as we gasp for air amid the fog of their 98-percent-content-free talk, we wonder if extroverts even bother to listen to themselves."

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ethernight
Oct. 24th, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
Introvert Article
I thought the article was a little bit whiny for my taste, but that quote is gold.
ethernight
Oct. 24th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Introvert Article
Also, I think that he is applying a lot of things to introverts that don't really belong.

"Are introverts arrogant? Hardly. I suppose this common misconception has to do with our being more intelligent, more reflective, more independent, more level-headed, more refined, and more sensitive than extroverts."


Was that supposed to be a joke?
jackal_child
Oct. 25th, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)
Re: Introvert Article
The first part, I'm assuming comes from one of the various beliefs that if you don't speak your mind, that you probably don't have the wits to do so. On the otherhand, he is being a bit egotistical in the rest of what he says. I would say overall, that intros. tend to be more observant and thus, are able to take in subtle information, whereas extroverts are more likely to miss it amidst their yapping. But refined, reflective, sensitive and level-headed? *Some* may be, but to speak for the whole is overstepping things. I've met my share of shakey minded, sloppy, insensitive introverts. It's all in the wording...it could've been better said.

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