Introverted

Introverted (2015) Ashley Lily Scarlett

Introverted (2015)
Ashley Lily Scarlett

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53 comments

    • Ashley Lily Scarlett

      Hi Alan, nice to see you here. I’m really glad that you like it:
      “I see, I hear things. We all do. And sometimes we are reluctant to share. Other days we can’t stop ourselves.”
      That bit of you has been running through my head a lot lately. It certainly describes me. I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed, hence my withdrawal from things, including visiting blogs, answering comments, answering emails and stepping outside my door. I’m pleased with this self portrait because I think it tells that.

  1. Malin H

    There are days and there are days… I recognize myself quite a lot in this feeling. This is both powerful and strong. I believe that we all become stronger in our weakest moments, that’s why these moments exist…

    • Ashley Lily Scarlett

      One of the things that irks me about what other people say about introverts is that we are anti-social. I’m not anti-social, I’m just not very sociable, which is not the same thing by far. Have you read that book called “Quiet”? The author’s name escapes me.

        • Ashley Lily Scarlett

          I just hunted down my copy. The author is Susan Cain. I remember being a bit disappointed in it though I can’t remember why. Nevertheless it’s good to have someone champion the cause. My friend, also introverted, said that it would be good for extroverts to read and I agreed, but well, I guess they mostly wouldn’t be terribly interested.

  2. elmediat

    Sometimes the world is too much with us – it intrudes on our space, demanding our calm , paying us back in anxious agitation of the soul.

    Take care – your creative spirit & vision is much needed to counter the cacophony of selfie consumption. πŸ™‚

      • elmediat

        My son Alex made an interesting observation. While extroverts become energized by interaction with groups and social activity, introverts tend to expend energy in the same types of interaction & social activity. Of course there is a continuum and different people will be more or less energized or more or less drained, but it is this difference in responses that can create confusion/breakdown in communication between individuals.

        Those who are more introverted can party till they drop, we just drop sooner than our extrovert friends. πŸ˜€

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