Relax, It’s Just a Mental Condition
Are you anesthetized by small talk? Do you choreograph circus routines in your head during conference calls? Is email your preferred means of communication?
You, too, may be an introvert.
I remembered taking Myers-Briggs in high school, and even my classification—INTJ. But it wasn’t until recently, when a friend brought up the subject, that I went online to review my supposed inclinations, neuroses, and hang-ups.
Holy shit! It was almost like getting a diagnosis. Or at least an explanation for some of the strangeness. Not exceedingly shy, not socially retarded, introverts are just exhausted by too much human interaction. Happy hour for us is anything but. After a day at the office, we can’t get home fast enough to decompress and reset our over-stimulated brains. Over-stimulated, not from the work itself, but from having to exchange niceties, endure tedious meetings, and censor our weird opinions. Chronically misunderstood, it was nice to find a few articles bestowing some clarity and humor upon our condition. According to reader reaction, there are lots of us out there. If only I could find one to date.
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