The holiday season presents so many challenges to introverts. From the idea that one never feels more alone than in a highly connected crowd that doesn’t resonate … to the fact that each of us has at least a tiny introverted part that can feel overwhelmed or excluded by all the holiday parties and obligations … we will find more peace when we make peace with ourselves. This article has been making the rounds online, but I thought I’d post here, because I know so many clients and blog readers are self described introverts.
In her book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking“, Susan Cain illustrates how today’s world has created an Extrovert culture; the ideal is to be sociable, loud, bold, and it is so because it resonates with how most of our interactions are nowadays. We are bold and loud all day on our social media; the corporate environment favors the “golden boy/girl”, who wins over investments with daring ideas and a charming personality.