For me, it’s personal narrative. And it only makes sense — what, with my geeky obsession with personality types and my uber-introspective ways.
I love those personalized accounts of an individual experience. I mean, it’s the whole reason I got into blogging.
So that’s why, when I was thinking of the kind of content I’m passionate to feature on this site, this is the feature that launched everything.
How it Works
This feature is all about personality in action by featuring a narrative that focuses on a different personality type or trait.
The whole point of this is to get real, practical examples of how different personality types function in the world and glean insight into how they see themselves. You might recognize your own patterns or the people around you.
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So, the hot topic in the past couple of years — or maybe since the dawn of time — has been the whole Introverts vs. Extroverts discussion. As an ambivert, I’m personally fascinated, but I also think it’s great that Introverts are speaking up louder in a world that seems to drown them out.
A lot of times, people can piggyback certain traits onto different preferences. Examples?
- If you’re a “Perceiver” (open-ended), then you’re always late.
- If you’re a “Thinker,” then you are robotic and cold and have no feelings.
- If you’re an “Intuitive,” you’re delusional and not living in reality.
These “shortcuts” that people make are stereotypes that box people in. Even if many people of a certain type have similar actions, it doesn’t mean that everyone does or that they do all the time.
It’s the same with Introverts. Up until the conversation really got going — and even still — the word Introvert was seen by many as a euphemism for “anti-social.”
So, what Cassie and Hanna set out to do with their project, Introverts Unite, is to create a little sense of pride for Introvert Bloggers:
“We all know that stereotype [that introverts aren’t social] is a lie. Just look around at all the blogs we read. The communities we’ve built. The connections we’ve established. The friendships we’ve made. And all of this through our writing! We are, in fact, very social people. What [we] mean to say is: we introverts are—gasp!—complex individuals who are capable of being introverted and social, intelligent, self-starting, and opinionated.”
The project includes Introvert buttons for people to proudly display on their blogs as well as a list of participating bloggers who share their response to: “Just because I’m an introvert doesn’t mean…”