If you are an introvert, keep reading; if you are an extrovert, have a break with some window shopping on Amazon; unless, you are not sure which side you lean to, so go ahead and invest on this 2min read.
In reality no one is a locked introvert incapable of becoming an extrovert and vice versa.
Anyone can be going through an introvert phase in their life, the problem is when you are in this phase for as long as you can remember yourself 🙂
So, How do you know if you are in the introvert phase?
‘Do i often find myself in comfort shutting others out while pushing all my wants and needs into the eternal oblivion of my inner self?’
If yes… then yes; you are in the intro phase. If you want out, here is how.
Imagine yourself as a garden blower with the switch inverted to the suck position and a bag attached.
Imagine every leaf as a bit of experience; a movie you watched, what your colleague told you the other day, a situation with the kids, a conversation with your partner; anything and everything basically.
Now imagine you have a dissolving mechanism in the bag that actually melts the leafs down, like a composter but it takes long to do that.
You think the current rate of social functioning will allow you to dissolve the leafs, as fast as you suck them in, thus preventing the bag from exploding?
So, the bag is going to blow up at some point, the question is when. And when it does the explosion will hurt you, as well as those close to you.
Why not ditching the bag now, since you will (brutally) lose it anyway.
The only thing you have to do is turn the switch from ‘suck’ to ‘blow’.
One last thing;
first remove the bag, then flip the switch. Do it the other way around, and you will blast you decomposing shit to everyone who is close to you.
Loose your harbored stuff by throwing them away, not towards the people close to you.
Becoming an extrovert is not an act of retribution towards others, its an act of forgiveness to yourself. You don’t have to store everybody’s load in that bag, you don’t need the bag altogether, cos by having it, you are bound to store stuff in it.
One more last, last thing;
no one will ditch the bag for you, some might help you but in the end of the day, YOU have to detach it and throw it away.