Let Them Bathe in Their Silence Author Criss Jami wrote, “Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to hell.” But what is an introvert exactly? An introvert is a person who would rather spend their friday night either by themselves or with a small group of friends rather than attend a rowdy party at 3 a.m. They rely on their thoughts to keep them occupied and re energize on time alone. Extroverts, on the other hand, are more outspoken, outgoing, and get along with people much easier. Like extroverts, introverts’ characteristics can vary some, but are seemingly similar: reflective, tend to keep mainly to themselves, and are seemingly misunderstood ("The Myers”).
She pinpoints how our “New Aged America” is dominated by extrovert perception and that the attributes of introvert’s cease to be remembered; especially by employers and educators as solitary activity does not hold much emphasis in these systems. She states “When it comes to creativity and leadership; we need introverts to do what they do best as a third to a half of our society is introverted.” Explaining introverts are subject to certain bias and the key to maximize the talents of introvert is not being used which is independent work and reflection. Team work, collaborating, and public speaking are all necessary in the exchanging of ideas and she does not take from that at all, but acknowledges the thought process of introverts functions better in a reflective state. Teaching methods and employer training should
Introverts are our inventors, our engineers; they join with extroverts to be our doctors and politicians. The introverts are the quiet voices that encourage the dreams and dare to listen long enough to pick out the genuine ideas. Without the introverts, there would be complete chaos in the nations, think of extroverts and introverts as yin and yang, or right and left. For balance both must
I definitely feel I fall into the introverted category. I like to do things myself rather than in a group. Large amounts of social interaction make me nervous. I do not like being the center of attention unless it involves sports and then I do not mind being in the spotlight to some
This professor challenged me both academically and emotionally. She pushed me to become a better student and I will always be grateful. In BIO 1406 I was able to figure out my learning style and I learned how to apply facts rather than just memorize them. My critical thinking skills were enhanced as well as my communication skills. Thanks to this professor I have been able to grow as a person and I have used the skills I learned in this class to all my other classes and it has had an incredible
In other words, I do not self-disclose, because I do not want people to form an opinion about my feelings, thoughts, and experiences. For instance, I was talking to my friend one day, she asked me a question and I gave her my response. Then she repeated my response and asked her mother if she agreed with me or not. That moment was unsettling, because I felt like she was belittling my thoughts and feelings about the topic. Furthermore, I did not agree or appreciate with her repeating my words to allow someone else to judge and validate how I felt about
It leads to the beginning of my introvert personality and isolation. The realization of the seriousness of the problem when my closest friend gave up on me. It is at a point where I no longer found anyone who I can approach whenever I am in needs. I have no one that I could trust with. I was all alone, all by myself.
“Introversion – along with its cousin’s sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness – is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living under the Extrovert Ideal are like women in a man’s world, discounted because of a trait that goes to the core of who they are. Extroversion is an enormously appealing personality style, but we’ve turned it into an oppressive standard to which most of us feel conform” (Cain, 4). Cain uses this simile to compare the introverts in an Extroverts ideal to a woman in a man’s world because most people would agree that it is very hard for a woman to get as much respect as a man, especially in a profession that is male-dominant. It explains how hard it actually is for introverts to get the respect they deserve in today’s society.
It is tough for me to take away time with them and I would like to do this degree faster, but it is almost impossible for me to take more than one class at a time. We cannot predict the future, but I am confident I will finish it unless something major happens that needs my full time attention and if I have to, I can always continue later. My husband and my daughters are helping me to take time to study and I hope this sacrifice serves also as an example for them in their