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A Manifesto For Introverts

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A Manifesto For Introverts

Solitude matters, and for some people it is the air that they breathe.

— Susan Cain

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Written by MattAndJojang

January 5, 2014 at 12:26 pm

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  1. I have to smile a little at someone promoting the value of introversion on Facebook and through TED talks, but that’s just my ironic sense of humor coming out. The one I particularly like on this list is “It’s all right to cross the street to avoid making small talk.” Also – the word of permission to be a pretend extrovert. As the saying goes, I’ve been there and done that.

    shoreacres

    January 6, 2014 at 12:04 pm

  2. To put it in another way, it’s ironic that there’s really nobody out there talking about the value of extroversion. On the contrary, there are quite a number of people promoting the value of introversion in articles, books, talks, social media, etc.

    It’s probably because, all this time, the person with the personality and temperament of an extrovert is what’s considered the norm in society. I hate to say it but, more often than not, the introvert is, at the very least, considered strange, or, even worse, dysfunctional and abnormal. Although the fact is that at least 30% of the population is introvert!

    As a certified introvert, I also love no.7, Linda. I have an aversion to small talk, and avoid it like the plague. What I don’t like about small talk is that it often leads to idle chatter and all sorts of negative conversations about other people’s lives. But when I can’t avoid it, I do what no.4 says: just pretend to enjoy it. But at the same time trying to figure out how to get out of the situation as soon as possible… πŸ™‚

    — Matt

    MattAndJojang

    January 6, 2014 at 2:06 pm

  3. My wife and I are both introverts. Sharing my life with another introvert makes it much more pleasant. I cringe thinking of how miserable I’d be if she dragged me off to parties all the time. πŸ™‚

    Bill

    January 11, 2014 at 8:04 pm

  4. Same here, Bill. Although Jojang is not an introvert, I’m glad she understands me. I really rather stay at home, curled up in bed and reading a good book than go out to attend parties… πŸ™‚

    — Matt

    MattAndJojang

    January 12, 2014 at 9:19 am

  5. Reblogged this on My Blog and commented:
    Keeping the imagination open and creativity up πŸ™‚

    harperbeatrice

    January 22, 2014 at 1:38 am

  6. Thanks, Beatrice, for the encouragement… πŸ™‚

    — Matt

    MattAndJojang

    January 22, 2014 at 9:04 am


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