Friday, July 24, 2009

Mistaken Personality

Ever seen a quiet person huddled in a corner in a social set up observing the scenario around him/her in an intent manner? Or ever come across a friend/family member who prefers to get subsumed in the literary world or their thoughts?

Such are the kind of people others always seem to find weird, eccentric or lost in their own world. Sometimes the same are mistaken to be as ones who are arrogant or aloof. Parents/friends/relatives are found to always want to bring such people out of their 'shell' and be a people's person. Anxiety levels result in despair where one starts to believe if something is wrong with such people who Psychologists term as introverts.

Introverts are those who prefer to spend a lot of times by themselves rather than others. They seem to want more space than others' to channelize their energies into something more intellectually stimulating. It’s sad to see others labelling them as someone who needs to 'get a life' or ridiculing them for not being outgoing. It’s essential to realize that one should accept people for whom they are and not force them to change unless they are seeking a change. Below lies an interesting article and a thought provoking one which stresses on caring for an introvert.
http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200303/rauch

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6 Comments:

Blogger manivannan said...

Hi swetha!

How u doing?

An interesting post here. I agree, we should accept people as they are...instead of terming them as introverts and extroverts. And thanx for the link.

Have a nice time :-)

9:26 AM  
Blogger Mukundh said...

Your post seems to perfectly apply to me.

Its been a while. How are you doing?

12:52 PM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

@Manivannan: Thanks!! All fine with me. Hope you are doing well.:)

@Mukundh: Thanks!! Yes its been a while. Am doing good. Hows all with you?

9:27 PM  
Blogger Ayesha Parveen said...

Some of the most caring and gentle people I have come across are introverts. It is just that introverts are more sensitive to the grossness around them, and choose to keep to themselves or to interact with a selected few.

Swetha, thanks a lot for this write-up and the link.

1:20 PM  
Blogger A New Beginning said...

Hey Swetha!
Thanks for bringing up this topic..I totally agree with u, yes introverts are seen in a false light...With time u get to kw that the world likes ppl who are more vocal and ppl who remain silent most of the time are misjudged..but they forget the fact that silence speaks volumes:)
Nice post! thanks for the link..I found the article really informative!

7:56 PM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

@Ayesha: Very true. Its unfortunate that they get misunderstood for their quiet countenance!!

@A new beginning: You said it. Silence does speak volumes and is golden. Introverts are found to be great listeners with wonderful insights!!

10:14 PM  

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