When you’re an introvert living in an extrovert’s world, you spend a lot of time feeling misunderstood.
People wonder …
Why are you so quiet?
Why do you keep wandering off?
Why would you want to be alone
when there are parties to go to, people to meet, and adventures to be had.
They don’t understand that for an introvert,
our adventures begin on the inside
Our imagination gives us wings
Carrying us to new worlds
We are the thinkers, the creators, the dreamers
We may be still and silent,
But we are soaring
So when you look at us sitting alone,
or wandering off by ourselves
Don’t feel sorry for us
We may be quiet, but don’t underestimate our power
We know more than we say,
we think more than we speak,
and we observe more than you know.
We’re introverts, and that doesn’t make us ‘failed extroverts’
We grew up thinking there was something wrong with us
But the truth is that introverts are so much more than what meets the eye
We are deep divers in a world of shallow swimmers
We know how to listen,
not just to words, but also to the subtle messages carried on the wings of silence
Give us the freedom to be who we were meant to be
And you’ll see how much introverts have to offer the world
It’s true that some people might never understand us, and that’s okay
Because, when you know how to stand alone
The crowd can’t knock you down
Please don’t try to change us into extroverts
We don’t want to wear a mask
And that’s something to be proud of.