Introverts are people, too. They should have equal rights...to be understood, to be accepted, and to be left alone.
I must admit that I did not understand what it meant to be an introvert. I thought that it was some social disease, a parental failing, or contracted from an airport toilet seat.
The following article should be mandatory reading in all schools, thus saving many children (and, later, adults) from being ridiculed, outcast, or...bothered. At times, introverts just want to be left alone. But, like Puritans that hate the thought that someone somewhere might be happy, most people feel an urge to question other people's behavior and can't understand why someone might not want to interact.
Extroverts are the worst offenders, but that belongs to their nature.
Read the Atlantic Monthly piece and learn why it's tough to be an introvert...
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.