National Introverts Week

From Days of the Year:

For those who are introverts, it can always seem like a hassle to fit into a society that thrives on the ability to be outgoing and active. Introverts, however, have a huge value in business and can greatly benefit the workplace.

Introverts can provide perspectives that others may not see, and many times, those who identify with introversion may feel pressured to fit into society by acting extroverted.

National Introverts Week aims to change the stereotypes that people believe when it comes to introverts and help those see the benefits introversion has to offer.

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National Introverts Week was founded by Matthew Pollard, author of the Introvert’s Edge and the Introvert’s Edge podcast. He founded National Introverts Week to encourage introverts not to be ashamed of who they are and give them the opportunity to teach them how they can be successful in business and life.

National Introverts Week is about celebrating introversion, seeing the benefits it can have in life, and teach people who don’t understand introversion that it just as valid as extroversion and in many ways, can be successful in any aspect of life.

The terms introversion and extroversion have been popularized by the psychologist Carl Jung, who was famous for his new science of analytical psychology that still is used today. These term are used to differentiate the self using the consious and subconcious elements of a person’s mind, such as personality traits.

Many argue about how extroverts, the outgoing, energetic behavior, are valued in society as a trait that breeds success, while those who are considered more introverted show off the more negative consequences of their traits, which include their solidary, secluded behavior. National Introverts Week is about changing those perspectives, stating how ambition is not excluded to extroverts, and how introverts don’t have to adhere to a standard to be successful.

Link to the rest at Days of the Year

Not exactly about books, but more than a few authors and readers would likely qualify as introverts.

It was not clear to PG during his quick scan of the site exactly which nation is celebrating National Introverts Week at the moment.

The Scandinavian nations with their long winters are believed by some to generate more than their share of introverts, so perhaps everyone in Finland is staying home and reading this week.

3 thoughts on “National Introverts Week”

    • I hadn’t thought of that, M.

      Perhaps this is a plot to lure introverts into a national spotlight in order to torture them.

      • There is apparently also a World Introverts’ Day, celebrated on January 2nd. Perhaps to get us out into the open so that they can prepare properly for this week? (Sigh… There is no National Paranoids’ Day, Week, or Month that I can find. Ah, well, they’ll get around to it eventually, I suppose.)

        In any case, it isn’t “official” in the sense that a Congressional Resolution has established it. How discriminatory of our government.

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