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?
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