Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
I think it's a lot tougher being an introvert because extroverts/outgoing people largely dominate public and social life, so they tend to set expectations.
"In our extrovertist-dominated society, being outgoing is considered normal and therefore desirable, a mark of happiness, confidence, leadership. Extroverts are seen as bighearted, vibrant, warm, empathic. "People person" is a compliment. Introverts are described with words like "guarded," "loner," "reserved," "taciturn," "self-contained," "private"—narrow, ungenerous words, words that suggest emotional parsimony and smallness of personality."
I agree with this and I have to say that speaking for myself and I'm not sure how other introverts feel but I personally don't really care as much for other people as the extroverts I have met. At the same time even though I think introverts are likely less caring/empathetic, they are also less dangerous/harmful/judgemental. They seem too busy playing around with their thoughts to inflict damage/harm to other people, at least intentially. I could be wrong, though?