An Open Letter From An Introvert To All Extroverts
Today I write this letter addressing all of you in the hopes of giving you an
insight into my world and with that justify how I am not wrong. Just because
being sociable, chatty and extremely expressive is seen as desirable, attractive
and appreciated, doesn't mean that I am inferior to you. It also doesn't mean
that it is your duty from God to exterminate people who are not like you by
converting them to be like you. It is not in my intention to start the war of
personalities but to let you know that we are not soulless spirits who wander
the Earth in misery.
1. Just because I don't talk much, doesn't mean I don't like you
You are talkative, probably one of the chinks in your insecurity, but what can
you do, you just blab on and on without realizing that it's annoying for some
people (*points at self*) To reduce the amount of decibels, I stay silent.
Silence is intangible, invisible, but to you, it's cold and stony, much like the
ambiance of a graveyard you must have seen in those picture books for children.
I'm listening, until you stop and accuse me of treason. Why? Apparently, I've
haven't said a word. According to you, silence is dangerous, according to me,
silence is ambiguous. My silence could be meditation, it could be me dreaming
into space, it could be me who's simply lost in deep thought or at war with
myself; all of which have nothing to do with you. Just like yourself, you demand
all the world's attention on you. You see my silence as a threat and you
convince everyone else that I'm unfriendly.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't be an audience to your words.