The highly sensitive [introverted] tend to be philosophical or spiritual in their orientation, rather than materialistic or hedonistic. They dislike small talk. They often describe themselves as creative or intuitive. They dream vividly, and can often recall their dreams the next day. They love music, nature, art, physical beauty. They feel exceptionally strong emotions–sometimes acute bouts of joy, but also sorrow, melancholy, and fear. Highly sensitive people also process information about their environments–both physical and emotional–unusually deeply. They tend to notice subtleties that others miss–another person’s shift in mood, say, or a lightbulb burning a touch too brightly.
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
I am quiet, yes. It is a held truth.
However, I am also wild. I am also free.
My soul is fire; my mind embodies a storm.
My silence is a deafening scream.
I ache to be heard.
Not for fame, I’ve never enjoyed spotlights.
Most have missed the point of my silence.
I have lots to say, but one must ask the right questions.
Science Says People Who Enjoy Being Alone Are More Likely To Be Successful
Science has a tendency to surprise you with its latest discoveries. Once again, this branch of study has found out that introverts may be more likely to achieve more and find success than extroverts. Success is craved by all, however most people are under the misconception that extroverts reaps the benefits of being successful due to their highly social nature. Science begs to differ and here are the top three reasons why:
Instructing an introvert to speak is as arrogant as demanding an extrovert to stop speaking. Embrace an individual for who they are; do not inflict change on a soul, do not force Chaos upon their being, allowing conflict to blossom where only peace should bloom. Love people as they are, where they are, for who they are.
when your extrovert friend decides you haven’t socialised in too long, drags you to a party, dumps you in a corner all alone among strangers and then comes back 1 hour later like “see, aren’t parties fun?”:
“You’re on your own a lot. I’ve noticed you don’t hang out much with the others. Introverted, huh? Don’t you get bored? What do you do with all your free time?”
*flashes fake smile/giggle* Oh nothing much.
What free time are you talking about?
There aren’t enough hours in the day for me to do everything I want to.
There’s studying on one hand.
On the other I have to maintain this human body, and there are so many things to learn, music to enjoy, books to read, nonfiction, fiction, fan-fiction, fantasy worlds waiting for me, shows and movies to watch(and re-watch), memes to laugh at, Wikipedia articles and all their references to go through, tumblr, the entire length breadth height depth of the internet to explore, my own mind to discover and develop, so much science I don’t know about….and this is just scratching the surface.
Why would I want to hang out when I could be doing so much more with my time?
Unless…you want to hang out and speculate about season 5 *if you know what i’m talking about* …in that case…when and where?