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Does being introvert indicate that you are not valued?

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blessing05

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I'm not really introvert. I show my inactivity and stillness when i am not really interested in the topic being discussed. E.g: Teenage colleagues comparing grades, competency, salaries etc, Friends talking about games, branded stuffs. I feel not comfortable when mixing with these people talking about stg that i do not fancy about. They show their sympathy towards me when they discover that i am alone although i am really more than happy in being alone for some moments. I can be excessively talkative when someone able to talk to me about movies, footballs etc.

The worst thing is, in corporate environment, when u r introvert, u have to force yourself by acting that u r passionate in every topic that your superiors and colleagues deliberating about in order to get high appraisal performance. If not, i just feel that i am red-carded and kicked out of this society. Please never discriminate introverts, sometimes we just tend to be thinker and desire for some personal moments:low:
 
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I would also say no. I'm an introvert but feel valued at home and most of the time at work. As I've got older I've got less shy and more able to be assertive when necessary. I have a senior position at work and don't find my introvert tendancies cause any problems.
 
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How do you feel being an introvert make you not valuable? I'm intrigued.
 
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Whether your an introvert or extrovert, it doesn't matter. Your an equal to everyone.
 
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I know my anxiety makes me feel I am undervalued. The social anxiety aspect makes it hard for me to socialise but I don’t think I am actually an introvert, I just enjoy my privacy and that is different.
 
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I am also an introvert and feel I have no value. I am ignored and rejected on a daily basis. It's often hard for me to get my thoughts together and when I do speak I am literally blanked. The staff at the mh day center also used to do it to me.
I work from home as a complementary therapist, but because I don't work regular hours from home, I am seen as someone who doesn't have a proper job. The staff at the center said I should try and work from a clinic then people will have respect for me and I will look more established and professional, luckily I gave up listening to mh staff a long time ago. I don't want the pressure of working in a clinic and it's none of their business really. It's a shame they couldn't be more supportive and just be glad I'm doing something.
I am also a quiet person and prefer homely activities to going out and being loud. I struggle to see what value my life has but I like being quiet and deep. I feel sorry for loud people who constantly need stimulation to avoid being lonely or bored.
 
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The world is complicated and also simple. It is astounding how much we share in common. Upset? Have a smoke or a beer. Tired? Have a nap. Hungry? Have a tasty meal. We are all so boringly similar yet all so disconnected.

It is complicated since we have people at different ages, and life stages. So yes we sometimes can not identify with people if we are introverted and can encounter ignorance and rejection.
 
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Extroverts are better at self PR ;) but I think introverts have a richer inner life, which can give birth to beautiful things. Neither has more value than the other, but I think as an introvert you are going to spend less time in the limelight, and you do have to guard against being sidelined.
 
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