Short but to the point. I enjoyed reading this.
Have you ever being embarrassed of your quietness or shyness? Have you ever being envious of more outspoken charismatic people?
In spite of zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas, often too much of a premium is put on presenting and not enough on substance and critical thinking. As Susan Cain points out, “Introversion – along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness – is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living in the Extrovert Ideal are like women in a man’s world, discounted because of a trait that goes to the core of who they are. Extroversion is an enormously appealing personality style, but we’ve turned it into an oppressive standard to which most of us feel we must conform…”.
However don’t despair if you are quiet and introverted by nature. Be yourself and share…
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My point in reblogging this is to show that if you’re an introvert, as I sometimes am, it’s okay to be yourself and still put yourself out there publicly. In the world of photography, you can express yourself as creator or as a model in portraiture and not feel as if you have to be someone you’re not. It’s quite okay to be an extrovert as well, just be understanding of us quiet types.