If You Are Who You Say You Are

If You Are Who You Say You Are

I hope you know by now, no 1 person is exclusively an introvert. Those who identify themselves as full blown introverts in all aspects of their nature are actually not all. There’s always a flaw in the system which disables a fully functioning individual to be 100% of a certain trait or definition; there will always be a gray area when it comes to categorizing human behavior. Before the 1990s, psychologists understand introverts to be what is not typical of extroverts. Yeah! Not really an “understanding” at all.. Prime example, it was only believed extroverts were assertive in nature and introverts just weren’t. We lacked the go-get ‘em attitude found in our counterparts. WRONG! I do describe myself as an introvert, a thoughtful-empathetic person who is assertive whenever the moment calls for it. As i am sure anyone is, no matter the personality we are all motivated by whatever it is that motivates us. Looking at my life on paper, one might mistake me for an extrovert but I am one who loves her alone time ( as i can reflect and day-dream ). I also enjoy adventurous things sand interacting with different people I wouldn’t normally get to meet.
So we don’t have to be what we are perceived as by society because we aren’t the most upbeat social people on the planet. As introverts we are kinda seen as the tired/depressed Eeors of society but that’s not a label exclusive to us. We don’t always lack enthusiasm, social skills, confidence or a backbone. All of which are things we just present to the world in a different way than our counterparts. Us introverts are in great company. Mark Zuckerberg pretty much built social media as we know it. Ghandi, a passive activist stood for civil rights and his country’s independence all while being an introvert. An extreme badass, right? Don’t allow society or anybody to tell you what it is you need to be in life. Introvert of not, you are completely capable of living your best life as you are.

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