If you are an introvert and your parents extroverted, did they support your introversion or did they
attempt to force you to become more extroverted?
My father is extroverted when home and my mother is a home-body, introvert. I've learned how to fake extroversion. Yet I need time after to refresh and unstress.
My mother is extroverted, and did not accept my introverted ways. She'd say, "Go, go tell them goodbye. Give them a kiss." I didn't like that, but I liked making them feel good. It just made me more embarrassed by drawing attention to me. Another time, we had just moved to a new neighborhood, and my mom just got divorced. My mother went by her cousin's house and, I would just hand on her leg. She'd say, "Go, go play with the kids outside." I didn't like that, but I felt I had to. I was afraid, but everything worked out well with the other kids thank God. As a teenager, I would sit next to my boyfriend content. Then HE said, "Go talk to people, make friends. My sister has all kinds of friends." That hurt really bad. It felt like rejection, and like his sister was better than me. So, I did what he said, although I was afraid, and I ended up a little popular from it. However, out of resentment for him not loving me for who I was, I found someone else, and left him.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
In American society, introverted children are made to feel different. Parents often worry that their introverted children are not "normal" like other children. So they enroll them in a myriad of social activities in the hopes of making them "more social". ...
by Pagelift 5 years ago
What do you believe is better, an extroverted or an introverted personality?
by Larry Fields 7 years ago
Is it true that writing buffs tend to be introverts?It's certainly true for me. And yes, I realize that Mark Twain was also a gifted public speaker. Am I correct in assuming that he was atypical in that respect?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago
Although introversion is more understood now and accepted as a legitimate personality type, introverts are often viewed as odd in our mostly extroverted society. Introverts are often assigned negative, pejorative stereotypes. Parents often tried to change their introverted...
by Natalie Frank 7 months ago
A comment to my article for new HP writers on how best to use and participate in the HP community received a comment from someone wondering if since writing is a solitary pursuit, that writers are more likely to be introverts than extroverts.My reply was as follows: I've run into both introvert,...
by hubchief - pen name 9 years ago
hey there, are you writing because you may be introvert in normal face to face conversations (other than "earning money" raesons).I know I am neutral with a little bit inclination towards being extrovert.. How about you hubbers?
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