The Strong Silent Type: The Contradictions Of Being An Introverted Man

Thought Catalog

This personality is one that is outgoing, funny and altogether great to be around. I use it a lot.

Primarily, I use it when I need to navigate the ever-complicated nuances of living in the social culture we live in, when I need to speak to people I don’t know or when I need to be a hit at a party.

Aside from that though, I prefer to be alone.

There is no greater joy to me than getting back home, taking my shoes (or pants) off and losing myself in the depths of a fabricated world such as can be seen in any of your favorite books.

Also, there is no greater hope of mine than to move to a quiet house, somewhere of high altitude, amidst an abundance of trees, and at least five miles off the main road.

In my heart of hearts I’ve always wanted to…

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