Having spent years feeling guilty, inadequate, and generally crap that I:
a) don’t particularly enjoy a lot of social occasions and want to leave early or not go at all,
b) find an awful lot of people loud, vacuous and annoying, and
c) adore my own company …
… it is something of a relief to find that I’m not misanthropic – just an introvert.
To judge by all the feature articles in various media lately (Do Introverts Make Better Leaders, Introvert or Extrovert: What Style is More Likely to Get You a Big Promotion At Work?, Why the World Needs Introverts, 6 Dos and Don’ts for Dating an Introvert) introversion has arrived, it’s cool … it’s the new black.
We introverts should celebrate the fact that we now so popular … quietly, singly, and in the privacy of our own homes.
Yes to all of the above … a reminder why I like being self-employed and working from home.
Thank you to Chris at 61 Musings for getting me thinking about introversion and introducing me to these graphics – especially my stress-head.