In my most natural state, I’ll be introverted for say, 6 days in a row, and then on the 7th day I’ll become very extroverted, completely inside-out. Then I’ll have to go back inside myself. Sometimes the change can be quite forceful—it’s something I can’t really control. It’s a bit like the ocean and the tides.
Do not see your shyness as a flaw or a defect. I’m sorry that society only applauds the bold, and therefore shoves quiet humility to the side - but just remember this:
No one acknowledges the incredible beauty of a rose slowly blooming, bud, petal, flower - yet when it reveals itself, all are in awe. And remember, a rose is only gifted to loved ones, appreciated by the sound at heart.
You are a work of art, and better still, a work-in-progress.
As a proud INFP I find it very offensive when people try to say I’m an extrovert. I have very high goals in life, some seeming to be ‘impossible’ for an introvert, but I can and will achieve those dreams, 'cause that’s what us INFPs do.
I once tried half an acid and I decided never again. I’m such an introverted character, it really takes a lot for me to be extrovert … It [acid] just totally isolated me and I was not in touch with anyone in the room and I couldn’t speak to anyone and I was in another galaxy. That’s why I prefer champagne - you just go bubbly and dance on the table. Those kinds of drugs are more for… I’m introverted enough as it is: I’d be a rubbish pot smoker [laughing].
Björk on her [infrequent] drug use, Attitude Magazine (2007)