Caring For Your Introvert

Jonathan Rauch has a great piece in this month’s Atlantic Monthly entitled “Caring for Your Introvert“.

The worst of it is that extroverts have no idea of the torment they put us through. Sometimes, as we gasp for air amid the fog of their 98-percent-content-free talk, we wonder if extroverts even bother to listen to themselves.

Exactly! I have a new proposal: all business meetings must be chaired by an introvert. This should end the plague of endless meetings whose purpose is to let people vent about whatever happens to be annoying them at that particular moment. (“I know this doesn’t have anything to do with the agenda, but does anyone else here think our e-mail server is too slow?”)

Ahhh… happy thoughts 🙂


December 8, 2003
10:31 pm

…to be alone with our thoughts…

I will not add any real comments on this article , as it is outside my admittedly-broad topic range, but it is rather scary in its accuracy.


June 5, 2004
1:22 am