More than one person at work refuses to believe me when I remind them that I’m a consummate introvert.
I shouldn’t be offended by that, but I am. That’s because to not believe what I’m telling you implies that you think I’m a liar, and THAT… is one of my berserk buttons.
My guess is that they’re equating introversion with shyness, which is the most common misconception. I don’t recall ever having a problem with public speaking (public singing, yes, but that was another post), so maybe that clouds the issue.
Meanwhile, my perfect vacation is a staycation. On Saturdays, if I don’t have anything specific that I need to do, I won’t even leave the condo. If my biggest wish – winning the lottery – were to come true, I think I’d be seen in public less often than J.D. Salinger (before he died, I mean).
The moral of the story is: if someone tells you that they’re an introvert, PLEASE BELIEVE THEM. Thank you.