It’s not a bug, it’s a feature
All my life I thought being introverted meant that I was faulty somehow. That I should aspire to being gregarious and an extrovert.
So for years I put in the effort to be more outgoing, talkative, sociable and adventurous.
I developed my social skills beyond what I could ever dream of, and gained a lot of confidence.
I was no longer shy, I was no longer quiet, I no longer lacked confidence.
But I was still introverted.
Later I came to the conclusion that introversion is not a bug, it’s a feature.
It was a life altering change of perspective.