Do you feel being an introvert has caused you to miss good opportunities in life?
Really? Think about the bad ones you’ve avoided.
You weren’t popular in high school. But you didn’t marry Bunny the head cheerleader who now weighs 250 pounds and travels the child beauty pageant circuit with her Honey Boo Boo-ish daughter.
Your aversion to eye contact may have cost you the CEO job at your hedge fund company. It may have also saved you from an SEC indictment.
With a few more connections you might’ve found a famous film director to read your screenplay. At least you didn’t have to deal with rejection when Arnold Schwarzenegger passed on “Conan the Technical Writer.”
If you were more sociable you’d be less lonely. But you never would’ve bonded with the voice in your head.
You’ve always struggled with job interviews. In the long run, however, it forced you to pursue your real dream: freelance dulcimer player.
It’s been hard to meet men because they think you’re aloof and unapproachable. Luckily, it’s made things easier at your Sexaholics Anonymous meetings.
There’s never been a hiring demand for day dreamers. Just as well. The time sheets and weekly status meetings would’ve ruined the fun.
You may think a lifetime of sitting in the back of the room has gotten you nowhere. But it’s allowed you to flourish as an under-the-breath wise cracker extraordinaire.
Your quietness makes people feel uncomfortable. It still comes in handy on rare occasions when people misinterpret your silence for wisdom.
So maybe your life would be different if you were more sociable. But better? What could be better than sitting alone contemplating if it could be better?