I’m trying to imagine what the world would be like if the ratio of introverts to extroverts were switched. What if we were the 75% majority with the extroverts being the 25% (or 66% : 33%, depending on your source)? I think we’d see a radically different world. There’s no way to determine that for sure, but it’s fun to think about. I’ve been working on this idea for a little while and am amazed at the huge number of constraints that the extrovert mentality puts on us. I’m going to create a series of blogs talking about what I think our homes, schools, shops, cities, government and world will be like if we ran things, and invite you to join in with your imaginings.
According to Marti Laney, author of The Introvert Advantage, there are several advantages to being an introvert:
- work well with others, especially in one-to-one relationships
- maintain long-term friendships
- strong ability to concentrate
- creative, out-of-the-box thinking
- analytical skills that integrate complexity
- studious and smart
What does this translate to if we were in control of the world? What if those were the traits of the ruling majority?
My next blog will be about designing the perfect introvert house. If money were no object, and if you could design the perfect home for you, what would it be like? Where would you put it? What would your interior and exterior spaces be like? If you have someone in your life who is more on the extro- side of the -vert line, how would you accommodate that person?
Hi. I’m Chris. I’m an introvert. Look for my ongoing series debunking the introvert myths (Sunday) and introvert cartoons (Wednesday), plus anything else interesting that I find in the meantime. Come and share with like-minded introverts. I also contribute to the new food blog Three’s Cooking, learning to cook from the heart, for the soul.