Heather Harper I Borderline Press I March 16, 2016
Did you know the term “introverted” doesn’t necessarily mean shy or quiet? There are many different types of #introverts; it can be seen as more of a spectrum of behaviors rather than a single type of personal eccentricity. Some people are just thinkers and come off as self-absorbed, while others simply prefer solitude.
Keeping to oneself and behaving in a reserved manner may be a personal choice for some, but for others it is caused by social anxiety and/or fear of failure. What if I’m not good enough? What if people don’t like my work? When dealing with those naysayers, just remind yourself that not everyone is going to like your work. It’s a fact of life. The beautiful part about #writing is that it helps you to share a part of yourself with others in a different way (a way that doesn’t require much human contact).
No matter the type of introvert, writing is an ideal pastime, or even career, depending on one’s level of interest. Because there are so many genres and styles of writing, there is something for everyone; it needn’t be self-focused. However, if you’re a beginner, you might spend some time writing in a journal or a blog. It may help you learn to better understand yourself. This practice will also give you the perspective to see what you feel comfortable writing about and where you need work.
So if you’re feeling like you want to shout, but you don’t have a voice, write it down. Trust me, you’ll feel much better!
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