The Personality Culture.

Why is it not okay to be an introvert? Or a little bit shy? Or not good at public speaking??? Why does our culture demand for me — an extremely introverted person — to be good at all of this extroverted stuff? How is that fair?
I want to go back to the 19th Century, when the world lived in a Culture of Character, where we focused more on what moral values we had, or how honouring and respectful we are. Instead, I am drowning in a world that puts “personality” first. A culture that cares more about the first impression they had of you than your established reputation, a culture that cares more about how flamboyant and outspoken I am, rather than my values and the thoughts that are going through my head. This culture cares more about what witty remarks I can come up with, instead of how well I listen to other people. It kills me.

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