Ginger Introverts

For those of you who know me personally, you know I'm a flaming introvert. I despise small talk, I'm a better listener than talker (more of a curse than you'd think) and I often come off as cold or antisocial when I'm really just inside my own head.

Being a ginger, of course, adds another element to introversion. As gingers, we're expected to fit into the wild, temperamental and opinionated. I am all of these things but prevent most of them from reaching the exterior, like most introverts do. Redheads are expected to have big, Lucille-Ball esque personalities: spunky and unreserved.

Someone who LOVED redheads once called me out for not matching his stereotypical views of redheads; every redhead he'd known met these extroverted assumptions. Now he's getting married to a spunky -- yet dishwater blonde -- gal. So it seems he was attracted to the perceived redheaded personality and not to the actual physical appearance of redheads.

Has anyone else come across this?

Filed under: Self-improvement

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    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

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