An advertisement on the Amazon page for my book, Self-Promotion for Introverts®, says: “Introvert = Loser.” It continues: “Being Yourself is Not the Solution. It’s the Problem. Learn to Change.”
Okay, I’ll change. I’ll try to be more open-minded about ads like that. I’ll try not to jump to conclusions about the inaccurate assumptions and bullying tone. [Introvert’s thinking pause.]
Okay, I tried and I still disagree. The ad plays to the pervasive stigmas around introversion and feeds off your fears. Hey, somebody must be buying the scare tactics. But it doesn’t have to be you.
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