Anonymous said: Why do you think whenever the news covers mass shooter with such focus on their social problems?
I think you see this because people try to rationalize what otherwise appears to be just random events. And how do they rationalize it? They think back to that “wierd” introverted kid they all knew in highschool, and then extrapolate what they believe to be his future. They incorrectly assume that since he had no friends that he must become at least a little bit unbalanced or possibly even homicidal as a way of dealing with the “emptiness”. That is a product of our extrovert centric culture. We are conditioned to assume that it’s abnormal to be withdrawn and that abnormality will lead to psychosis and violence later in life.
At the same time lets look at the military. Give the intense need for teamwork and communication, most of the people that enlist in the army are extroverts. Why then is it okay when a solider commits murder on the battlefield, often of impoverished PoC in foreign countries, yet at home an introvert lashing out at their extrovert tormenters is a national tragedy?
I’m in no way saying that we should condone or accept any type of murder. It is a despicable act unto itself, however that should not stop us from examining the social implications of homicide, and how our perception of the crime changes depending on the perpetrator.
Social privilege is not knowing that you have social privilege because you exist within a power structure that caters exactly to your extrovert needs. You don’t see the boots on our chests because they’re your boots and your refuse to look at us.
Anonymous said: I understand you're a student now but I have to wonder - how do you expect to get a job after you graduate? For basically any job (even remote work jobs) you are going to have to do an interview. And in person interviews are MUCH preferred (and improves your chances of getting the job.) I understand that you will probably consider this an example of the world being run by extroverts - but its also reality. Have you considered easing into it? Maybe practice interviews with someone you know?
See you’re right, the reality is simply that the world is run by, and caters to extroverts. They could care less if intoverts such as myself fall through the cracks in their system. They’re too lazy to change; even if it would help a fairly important section of the population.
As for me. I intend to continue looking for employment where there is no requirement for interview or customer service.
Anonymous said: Is there a middle ground between introvert and extrovert? If I'm not an extrovert does that mean I'm an introvert? If there is a middle ground what would you use to describe those people?
That’s actually a fairly good question.
As social ability does fall along a gradient it would be helpful to have a term to represent those that do fit your description. I will have to get back to you on this.
Anonymous said: You wrote awhile back "I have every right to live where I choose. However you do not have the right to tell me how to live my life." This leads me to the obvious question, don't extroverts have the same rights? I mean, if you got your way, extroverts would practically have to *become* introverts. These sort of problems come up fairly often in a civil society (think the gay marriage vs. religious freedom argument.) Despite what you think, you can't impose your personality on everyone.
As a matter of fact I can, and should where appropriate. This is also where your example falls apart, a fundamental right is being denied to those in the LGBTQIA+ community by a small group of bigoted assholes with enormous amounts of privilege. It is not infringing upon religious freedom to allow same sex marriage by the state. If anything saying that the gay marriage issue is similar to the introvert rights issue is in fact a welcome endorsement of my cause. So for that I thank you.
Anonymous said: You know I didn't say you had to lock yourself in a panic room on this vacation, home can means the area around your house, you don't have to stay inside, but it's easier to avoid people when your families out of town. I thought it was a nice relaxing idea but thanks for treating my suggestion like an attack, what is wrong with you?
Maybe stereotyping me as a basement dwelling loser who is afraid of going outside was where you went wrong?
Anonymous said: I wanna date you
That’s; really creepy. Please don’t ever contact me again.
Anonymous said: Introvert vacation idea, say the families going on vacation, ask if you can stay at home and have a week away from human contact.
Or I could go camping alone, or I could go for a scenic bikeride.
Just because I am an introvert doesn’t mean i’m sun-phobic. I’m not afraid of going outside, I just don’t like talking to people outside. And outside tends to be where you find people because I normally dont let strangers into the safety of my home.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, I like the outdoors and I like the indoors, I just don’t like people.
Anonymous said: So how do you feel about recent site events? I notice you haven't made a post about it and I applaud your ability to stay above this squabble, but it may be interesting to hear your take on things.
I’d rather not get caught up in things 4chan may be involved in. I’d like to avoid being harassed by those trolls if at all possible and it seems I’ve avoided most of it. I think what they’re doing is terrible and the admins of both sites should probably step in and doing something about it.
Anonymous said: What exactly is it about extroverts that you despise?
The haughtiness and the arrogance. Their sincere belief that everyone wants to hear them speak when this is just simply not the case.