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Coming out of closet…..as an introvert.

Coming out of closet is an idiom that means to talk publicly about something you hid about yourself. Mostly it is used by LGBT community, and the idiom itself implies that what kind of reaction you will get from the public upon this new discovery.  It will be scary, and possibly unacceptable by the “perfect” people around you. But what about coming out of closet as an introvert. In some places it is met by same kind of response like the ones shared above to LGBT community. There was one aunt who told me once, that I should come out of my shell or I will become an introvert. It is not something you become but you are probably born with. And it becomes stronger and stronger as you grew up and the qualities like listening, quietness, compassion, sensitivity, high realization, self-awareness enshrouds you.

Understanding becomes a great barrier in the interaction of an introverted person to the world. In schools, colleges, relationships, workplaces: the misunderstandings grows wildly like a vine. Your intentions are questioned. Your motives are doubted. Your solitude is not respected in a world where group thinking is honored and revered, where the talkatives take over the world leadership, where the dynamic and spontaneous personalities outshines and overtakes the gloomy characterstics of introvertedness. The world would be a better place if compassion take over. But sadly the ruthless leaders take center stage while the world tear apart in their mighty hands.

 

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An introverted IT Guy.

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