All hail the introverts


I am an unashamed introvert.  It's something I've taken a while to accept.  When I was 18 and starting university I decided that I was going to have a complete change of persona and become a party girl.  (I just heard my sister snort her morning coffee out her nose at the mere thought).  

Of course I didn't become a party girl.  I didn't even begin to attempt to become a party girl because it was so contrary to my nature that I didn't know where to start.  Thinking back, I was possibly at my most self-contained during university.  I will freely admit to spending one New Years' Eve during this time on my own, at my parents' farm, happily watching a documentary about Paul Simon.  Yep, a real party girl!

Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.
— John Green, author

Given that extraverts have all of the 'fun' and we introverts are seemingly left to watch from the sidelines, I was really rather pleased to come across this TedEx talk by Susan Cain.  If you're an introvert, watch it and feel good.  If you're an extravert, watch it and learn ;-)

Onwards and  upwards,

Ellen x

If you're not a watcher you might like to read the transcript here