Why I Love Being an Introvert

(a partial list)

Moshe Forman
4 min readNov 3, 2018

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Much has been written of the difficulties we introverts face in this extrovert world. I recently wrote an article, Coming out as an Introvert, and was overwhelmed by the number of readers who had similar experiences.

However, when I explored other articles on the subject of introversion, on Medium and elsewhere, I was shocked by the negativity of most of the advice being offered. We are constantly being reminded that we don’t function well in groups, that we can’t make small-talk, are exhausted by social gatherings, find it difficult to communicate in a noisy environment and so on. Much advice being given to introverts is designed to make the introvert feel worse, thus promoting the purchase of some book or training program.

I am not claiming the challenges faced by introverts are not real, but for each of these disadvantages, there is a greater advantage.

So let’s reject the negativity, and take a moment to remind ourselves of why being an introvert is so awesome.

1. We have great relationships

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Moshe Forman

When I’m not a poet or novelist, I'm exploring Self, Food, Society and History. And when I'm not doing that, I'm a technical writer. www.mosheforman.com