People who know me from a long time know certain things about me. They know that I'm an introvert. Having said that, you might understand that I like to be alone, I love to read, I like to think about life and that I'm happiest when I don't have to talk in a group conversation. There are so few introverts in today's world that people think that we are a problem. It's not true. Do you say that forests are weird just because they remain apart from the cities? Of course not. Then, how can you say something as horrible as that to a person? Instead of categorising introverts as weird, you should understand how unique we are. I'm a proud introvert and I will never want to be anything else; just like the crowd.
I have started my management course and I knew what it will entail. Such a course is for those who have an outgoing personality. It's for them who love to connect with people. It's a course where a person is trained to become an efficient manager. I knew it would be a challenge to do such a course. I had doubts about it and I was afraid about having a very busy life. Knowing all the risks and facing my fears, I joined.
After joining the institute, I felt like a whole different person. I felt like I can be an extrovert if I choose to. I can have a dynamic personality if I choose to. I came across all these positive vibes. Soon, I made one friend on the first day. And 10 more by the end of the fourth day. I spoke with excellent English because of my love for writing. I talked openly because of reading about it in novels. I realised that I could do so only because of my introvert self.
Today we had the Fresher's party. Usually, I'd have just skipped it but I went there. I participated and enjoyed. But I fled as soon as the DJ came and everyone started dancing. Yeah, I hate that. As I was driving home, I realised that this wasn't a failure. I didn't fail because I escaped from there. I passed just because I showed up and stayed for a solid 3 hours.
So, anyway this whole point of this post was that it's okay to be the person you feel the best at. I'll always be an introvert at heart. I'll always prefer a lecture instead of a party. I'll always enjoy reading books rather than chatting with people. I'll always be the same person who's known for being bookish. I'll always be an introvert. But, now that I'm getting a slight vision of the real world, it's not that bad to talk to people for a change. It's not that bad to survive a party. So, if you're an introvert, let me tell you this. We have been introverts all our life and it's impossible to not be introverts. In fact, it's a privilege to be one. While rejoicing that, also keep your minds open. If you start feeling like you're changing, then let me assure you that you're not. Personalities don't just change in a few days or by being with new people or being in a new environment. They change because we know that we can be someone else with all the newness of things. It's 100% possible that after a few months, you'll sit by yourself in the classroom and love it. Just because you're starting to feel like an extrovert doesn't mean you are one. Just enjoy your life. Read a book and it'll be better.