THIS HIT HOME. It’s validation that “it’s ok to be me.” Even in a culture that tells me that I need to be outgoing, to be loud, to be brash. Because those are the types of people that are rewarded.
I am an introvert. I spent much of my life trying not to be, though. I’ve always felt that to be liked I needed to be more funny, more charming, more of a “talker.” My truth is that I’m in my head a lot, my spoken words are measured carefully, thus I tend to seem “quieter.”