The internet never fails to entertain me, here are just some of my favourite ‘would you rather’ questions that it has to offer, put your thinking cap on:
- Would You Rather Be Able To Detect Any Lie You Hear Or Get Away With Any Lie You Tell?
- Would You Rather Create History Or Delete It?
- Would you rather only be able to whisper or only be able to shout?
- Would you rather be able to freeze time or travel in time?
- Would you rather have your dream job or find your true love?
- Would you rather only be able to speak in rhyme or only be able to speak using alliteration?
- Would you rather forget who you are every time it rains, or never be able to remember why you walked into a room?
- Would you rather marry someone that you don’t love or marry someone that doesn’t love you?
- Would you rather look young and feel old or look old and feel young?
- Would you rather never be able to open a closed door or never be able to close an open door?
a shy, reticent person.
Truth be told, I’m a naturally shy person. But should I be annoyed at this? I use to think so. Slowly I’ve come to realise that being shy doesn’t mean I’m in any way less capable of doing something than someone who isn’t. It just means I may need more time.
I think we put too much pressure on ourselves to live up to a ‘bubbly, out there’ persona, to a personality that we ‘think’ others will like, but infact don’t really know.
To be shy doesn’t directly correlate to being boring and unwilling to try new things, it just means you may be curious yet cautious of trying new things. To be cautious of something isn’t a bad thing right? So long as you don’t let shyness stop you from trying then you should never feel bad for being careful about things.
Another assumption surrounding introverted people is that they don’t show much emotion, that they can seem quite cold and poker-faced. To control your emotions is a skill, it’s an individual’s choice whether to give away their feelings freely or not.
We can’t all be extroverts and we shouldn’t all be. Don’t be ashamed of who you are, whether extraverted or indeed introverted. For a long time I was angry at myself for being shy, I didn’t want to accept it, but now I see it as part of who I am and so I’ve addressed and learned techniques to help me succeed in situations where shyness may not help me.
Being shy can help in certain moments but not all. I’ve learned that I shouldn’t be angry at myself for being the way I am, instead I should work with what I have, noone knows you aswell as you know you. Therefore you are in control of your emotions and so can shape our success by being emotionally in control. It also means that those you choose to share your emotions with are trusted by you.
Whether introverted or extraverted, or somewhere inbetween, society needs us all, imagine if we were all of one and none of the other 2? That really wouldn’t be a fun party!
Some Introverts you may recognise: