The quiet warrior

I can’t not reblog this post 😊  It says everything about introversion and the misconceptions surrounding it that need to be said.  This whole post is just so spot-on πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’šπŸ’™

Dear Walden

Being a private, quiet and introverted autistic, I think that makes me a minority of a minority, and often there is a great deal of misunderstanding of people who are quiet and/or actively avoid social interactions. The level of social support network is often used as an indicator of a person’s general and mental well-being. My problem with it is most people tend to define social support network by the number of friends one has or how socialise one is. And then people like me (autistic, introverted, asocial, quiet) are often considered vulnerable and at-risk of developing all kinds of mental and psychological disorders which I find to be rather disturbing, not because I’m considered an at-risk individual but because my autistic, asocial and quiet traits are considered to be problematic in the first place. If I’m depressed, it is likely that people would say I should talk about it…

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Laina Eartharcher

Feet on the ground, eyes toward the sky.

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