She's so antisocial.
He must be so shy.
She DOESN'T EVEN SPEAK. IS SHE A MONKEY?
No, she's not.
No, he's not.
And, well, scientifically speaking, yes, but no. Just no.
Why do introverts have such a bad rep?
Why must we be so outgoing?
Introverts think. They are very imaginative. They look at people and have brilliant ideas.
Extroverts share, they care. They're the first to ask you a question about your day. They look at you and give you a bright smile.
Extroverts, or outgoing people, tend to make more friends, because they give off a vibe that says "I really want to be friends".
But, guys, INTROVERTS ARE NICE TOO. THEY CARE ABOUT YOU. They'll help you pick up your books if you drop them, give you a quiet smile as you pass them in the hallway. They'll give you wise advice, they'll develop a deep connection with you.
So why, might I ask, are we afraid to be introverted? Why does introvert always mean antisocial. shy, and worst of all, mean?
The answer is simple: society. Afraid to be ourselves. Afraid to listen to music, read a book. Just because an introvert can't stand large crowds, has to take a break between social gatherings, and won't ask you five billion questions in under five minutes, doesn't mean they don't like people. They like people. They just feel more powerful when they're by themselves. We're taught from a young age to talk a lot, spend more time with people than alone.
I'm half introvert, half extrovert myself. Just because I don't answer all my texts because I'm busy, I don't know, writing or something, does not mean that I hate talking to you.
So, society, why are you discouraging introverts from being themselves?
I pledge, from this day forward, to not judge an introvert by their cover. It's okay if you're not outgoing. Tell me your deep thought when you are ready, I'm more than excited to hear it.