The Plight of Introverts in an Extroverted World

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Introverts See All, Hear All and Hate ALL

I am an introvert.Nobody believes me.I can work a room. I was a politician in a former life, and a lobbyist and a PR person. I can entertain a table at an otherwise lethally boring rubber-chicken dinner.I can make a scene. I can get my point across.I can make an entrance and an exit.If I do any of that, I am exhausted. I retreat to my home and turn off the world.Ironically, it’s worse when I know, or am supposed to, the people in the room. Reunions are torture, family gatherings, oppressive. The more I care, the more it takes....more