You know, some people believe that ambiverts exist- people who act extroverted but need alone time later on. Personally, I think so-called ambiverts are just introverts who happen to be, oh I dunno, perfectly normal and sociable?
I think the existence of the term “ambivert” demonstrates how misunderstood the concept of extroversion/introversion is by the majority of society.
When I ask people whether they think I’m a introvert or an extrovert, you know what they say? “You’re an extrovert, of course! You actually talk to people and you’re friendly.” In casual conversation, “extrovert” has become a given; it’s only polite to call someone extroverted. In contrast, “introvert” is a taboo term. Call someone an introvert and you’re insulting their social skills. The dictionary calls introverts “shy, reticent, and self-centered,” which isn’t flattering at all, is it?
Anyway, sorry for my rant there… I guess I’ve been bottling this up for a while.
a restaurant in my hometown got a review that said the servers should “show some skin” so the owner added a potato skin special to the menu and all the proceeds from the special go to the west virginia foundation for rape information services (x)
That’s exactly the appropriate response.