Our society expects you to be extroverted, especially in the workplace. For people who are more or less profoundly introverted, this can be a harrowing fact of life, a constant reminder of how non-conforming you are. People may hassle you because of it.
No doubt every introvert develops their own methods of dealing with
this. This entry is my own personal list of things that one can do to
deal: perhaps it can help some people. I’ve found that the advice
available on the Internet is incredibly bad and glosses over the hard
parts, portraying introversion as a shining beacon of light in a sea of
mediocrity. That may be so, but it’s also hard.
First, it’s important to keep in mind that the objective is to pass
as an extrovert, not to become an extrovert. Your goal is to fool
people. As J.R. “Bob” Dobbs used to say:
“Act like a dumbass and they’ll treat you like an equal.” - Francois Tremblay Read More