Wednesday, January 20, 2010

If you are an Extravert, you REALLY need to read this

I have not come across an article that delights me as much as this one in a long time. Jonathan Rauch wrote this piece back in 2003 and it is still generating many visits to the online paper.
It is written in the perspective that Extraverts just don't get it with Introverts. In the sense that they don't see it that we are not aloof or arrogant or rude. People just tire us out, and it is not a choice, not a lifestyle, but an orientation.

So if you are an Extravert, you need to read this in order to care for the introverts around you, especially those who mean a lot to you.

And if you are like me, an introvert, you should read this as well: Introverts of the Word, Unite!

Caring for Your Introvert

Do you know someone who needs hours alone every day? Who loves quiet conversations about feelings or ideas, and can give a dynamite presentation to a big audience, but seems awkward in groups and maladroit at small talk? Who has to be dragged to parties and then needs the rest of the day to recuperate? Who growls or scowls or grunts or winces when accosted with pleasantries by people who are just trying to be nice?

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