Why? Why is it bad that I’m an introvert?

I hear so many times that I’m SHY, QUIET, DON’T TALK MUCH, KEEP TO MYSELF…

in such a negative way. 

 

I had someone say at work that I was an introvert and thinks that’s the way I run my classroom. I don’t want to go into full detail because it just breaks me apart thinking about it.

It’s horrible to have someone say that from the one minute they are in my classroom that I’m an introvert that can’t be comfortable talking with. And to make all these assumptions about me from the one minute that they are in my classroom daily.

All these assumptions that are far from who I am and how I teach.

I love my students. I love my class.

Being an “introvert” doesn’t make me a inadequate teacher.

What that person said about me kills me.

She doesn’t know who I am. She doesn’t know that I try my best to spend quality time with each of my students. She doesn’t know that I know when something is wrong with them because I spend time getting to know them and can feel when they are upset or hurt.

I communicate with them all the time and so… that’s me being an “introvert” .

There are times when I’m quiet, don’t talk much or “SHY”.

Why? Why do people talk about how I’m quiet in such a negative way? Why?

Just because I don’t talk about everything in my life to others doesn’t make me a bad person. Just because I don’t talk every single minute doesn’t make me a bad person. Just because I’m not loud and talkative doesn’t make me a bad person.

But it does make me FEEL like a bad person. Especially after all the comments said about me.

Happy Birthday week to me. 

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. 

-Mel

 

1 Comment

  1. There is nothing wrong with being an introvert…it took me a while to feel confident not feeling that I had to talk to make others feel comfortable.

    Great post, hope you had a great birthday week

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