In the text, “The Dilemma: Keeping Quiet” (Upfront), I learned that there are desirable ways to approach introverts. The text focused on the way that friends and others approach you when one is shy or mostly an introvert. They take your silence in an uncomfortable way when that is the way you remain in your ‘environment’. It is hard for extroverts to respect this silence hence they want to keep the flow of a conversation going. When trying to talk and make their environment compare, they are affecting the silent environment for those who are introverts.How would you approach silence?
I believe this is a very realistic situation in many relationships among people. There will always be one who enjoys the silence while the other might be the life of the party and will want their environment to reflect that at all times. When one is uncomfortable with such things, rather than getting angry or remaining silent as a way to ignore the situation, it is rather better to approach what is happening and communicate your emotions. Telling them that because you are an introvert and that is why the silence is present to an extrovert might improve their own emotions into wanting to fix the silence since they really are not used to this in their daily life.
Source: https://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/2021-22/092021/the-dilemma-keeping-quiet.html?magazineName=upfront&promo_code=3156 (subscription required)