Dear fellow Introvert,
I see you.
Unlike the majority of society, I promise I am not here to put you in a box overflowing with negative connotations. I’ve spent more than enough time in that bullshit box myself and I figure you probably have too. It’s likely you’ve spent the best part of your life unfairly being challenged on what comes most naturally to you. Constantly being questioned about why you are the way you are. Pressured to change and conform.
If you’re anything like me, your parents unnecessarily worried because you had two friends and not twenty. At some stage, you were possibly even accused of being depressed and ‘isolating’ yourself from others, coaxed by teachers or family members to ‘come out of your shell‘ and ‘put yourself out there‘ but to no avail. Consequently, you may have wound up internalising the idea that you are inherently flawed.
But I will absolutely not allow you to believe your introversion is something that needs to be cured. To hell with everything you and I have ever been told. Today is the day you’re gonna step out of that stereotypical box, cause honey, let’s make this very clear… there is nothing wrong with you.