Did you know that introverts make up one third to one half of the world’s population? And yet most introverts currently feel or have felt like there is something wrong with them.
“I have always felt that I was on the outside looking in, cursed to only observe the world.”
“I turn 49 this year and I’ve been trying to “fix” myself all of my life. This has left me literally depressed since I was a teenager. When I faced the source of my depression, I realized that thinking that my introversion was a problem WAS the problem.”
” I have to say I thought I was the only one who felt like this at times and as you mention in other posts I have often had people outright tell me there is something wrong with me.”
“For the last 2 weeks I have been reading your postings. I am feeling very proud and confident about myself. Before I thought I had some problems, but now I know I am just an introvert and am OK. your blog helped me a lot to find myself.”
The underlying message in all of these comments is, I thought there was something wrong with me.
This means that one third to one half of the entire world’s population has been made to feel defective, inferior, and misunderstood.
One third to one half of the population!
Can anyone else see how messed up that is? This is why I’m so passionate about what I do.
It’s your time
Now is the time for introverts to take back their self-worth and wear their introversion proudly. Tweet this
Now is the time for introverts to quietly revolutionize they way they see themselves.
Now is the time for introverts to set the record straight about unflattering stereotypes and myths related to introversion.
Now is the time for introverts to STOP struggling under the weight of the extrovert ideal and start living life on their own blissfully introverted terms. There is nothing wrong with you
I want you to know that there is nothing wrong with you because you are an introvert. There is nothing wrong with you if you need more alone time than your extroverted friends. There is nothing wrong with you if you feel uncomfortable in large groups of people. There is nothing wrong with you if you feel drained by crowds and social activities. There is nothing wrong with you if you want to leave the party early. There is nothing wrong with you if you talk slowly and use an economy of words.
One third to one half of the people in this big beautiful world of ours are just like you!
Crazy, right? All this time you thought you were the only one. You thought that your innate needs and desires were shameful, icky and wrong somehow. You thought you needed to fix yourself. Maybe other people tried to fix you. Well, they were wrong, love. You were wrong, too.
Because there is nothing wrong with you!!!! (did I say that already?)
What you need to know right now
Here is what I really want every introvert reading this to know right now:
I want you to know that you are enough just as you are. You are worthy of love, respect, joy and any other good thing you desire today – not when you’re more charismatic; not when you are further along in your career; not when you are more fit, or beautiful, or extroverted; not when someone tells you that you are. You are worthy just as you are in this moment. Today.
Lots of innie love,