There Is Nothing Wrong With Being An Introvert
So many extroverts I have known and worked with consider introversion a character flaw - something to be overcome by reading self-help books or attending scripted business seminars on how to be loud and obnoxious and always get your way. Perhaps because they are extroverts they feel it is necessary to loudly point out how quiet you are and how you need to talk more and open up. This constant narrative gets into your head and you think that maybe there *is* something wrong with you.
It took me a long time to not feel horrible about being an introvert. There was an epiphany one day after suffering for so long when I realized that I actually like being an introvert. I like to take my time before speaking so my words are thoughtful instead of blurting out the first thing that comes to mind. I like spending time alone and can be quiet amongst friends and feel perfectly comfortable without the endless chatter about nothing. I feel good when I am quietly reading and absorbing new ideas and thinking about life.
I only wish I knew how to have more introvert friends since neither of us are talking to one another...