So this older gentleman that I work with has a very skewed idea of what it means to be introverted. Basically, in his eyes, it is a personality defect. This came up in conversation because he saw a status I had made on facebook in which I expressed pride at being introverted and he said pointedly that it must have taken me a lot of courage to be so open about my flaws. I then spent the next hour attempting to explain that introversion and extroversion are simply innate personality traits that cannot be controlled and that one is no better than the other, but he just wasn’t getting it.
This conversation took place at work and NOW out of the clear blue he just sent me a facebook message saying, and I quote, “As a self described introvert - I find it interesting that you work at Trader Joe’s, of all places.”
Silencio, old man.