An Introverted World

There are many well-known people that are and were introverts. A few include: Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), and J.K. Rowling. Famous extroverts include George W. Bush, and Muhammad Ali. Clearly, this world has and had a nice mixture of extroverts and introverts, and it should stay that way. They both can use their talents to make this world a better place. The book Quiet says that “one third to one half of Americans are introverts.” However, most people pretend to be an extroverts. If you are an introvert, pretending to be an extrovert, I suggest you stop and try to be yourself.

Expressing

I may not talk much, but I do express my feelings in multiple ways. Poetry is a beautiful source of showing emotion. Robert Frost once said, “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought, and the thought has found words.”  Poetry does not have specific guidelines. Also, much like poetry, writing can express emotions as well. I enjoy writing, and have started too many stories to count. Lastly, you can express through song. You can write a song about whatever you want, and something will be expressed. To conclude, if you are not a talker, try communicating with poetry, writing, and songs.

Teachers

Teachers often expect me to answer in class. This would be no problem, except for the fact that I don’t. It’s not that I don’t know the answers, it’s just who I am. I always can say the answer when I get called on, but I prefer not to speak at all. I just keep quiet, and listen. I hear everything, and the lesson comes through to me, but I don’t volunteer for class discussions. I don’t mind not talking, but some teachers call on me often because I never volunteer. It’s hard to get the message through that I’m not talking because I simply don’t feel comfortable answering. Anne Frank once stated, “Please forgive me if I don’t talk much at times. It’s loud enough in my head.” She meant that there’s enough going on in her head, and that is why she doesn’t talk much. The same thing applies for me. I hope you can relate, and leave a comment about how you can relate.

Welcome to Poetic Introvert!

People empty me. I have to get away to refill.

-C. Bukowski

This quote is true for me, and many other people may find it is true for them as well. I volunteer at a camp for a week in the summer sometimes. Working with energetic third and fourth graders is not easy, and very tiring. When I get home, I find myself in my room for the next week, listening to music, and relaxing. The meaning of this quote is simple. Being around people wears me out, and I need to be alone to get my energy back. Other people that can relate to Bukowski’s quote understand the importance of being alone, to recharge. Even a day at school uses most of my energy. Other people that cannot relate to the quote have trouble understanding why we need to be alone. An example is my siblings. After a day at school, I need to be alone, to “refill” myself. They always want to play, and don’t understand why I spend so much time alone. It’s hard to explain why, because they are to young to understand. Even when you try to explain, they just don’t get it. To conclude, being alone is important when you’re an introvert, and sometimes you just can’t explain it.