|Jokes, Polls & Anything Else / 6:30 PM - Friday March 05, 2010|
Any other introverts around here? How do you deal with judgmental people?
As an introvert how do you deal with extroverts or somebody who just doesn't understand how we are. People that think we are weird and should be more like them? It really wears on me. I choose to spend a lot of my time being productive. When I am not working, I like to read books on psychology, self-help books, etc. I make time in my day to workout and watch a movie that I really like and listen to my ipod, or study to help further my career as a personal trainer. When I am alone doing this I am most at peace. People are so judgmental and demanding and it's hard to stay true to myself and be confident about who I am when I am surrounded by such negativity.
- Asked by towwffc, A Creative, Male, 26-28, Chicago, Self-Employed
You will always have people that judge you throughout your life. If you are happy doing what you do, that is all that really matters. I am a very quiet person around people I don't know, but once you get to know me I'm outspoken, funny and am great to talk to. I take time to observe and take everything in before I really let my guard down w/ people and open myself up. While I'm doing what I call "observing", they take it as I'm a stuck up bitch that acts like I'm better than everyone else, lol. The reason I've found this out is b/c many of my really good friends have admitted to me that this is what they thought before "breaking down my wall". I've learned that only I know what makes me feel comfortable and happy in my life, and if that means that there will be people that don't understand me, than that is only THEIR problem... not mine. As long as I'm a respectful person in life (which I always am), they should have no reason to complain... and if they do, they obviously have nothing better to do with their time. Just keep being the person you feel comfortable as, afterall that is what makes you unique from the rest of the world.