An introvert is a term to generally describe someone who typically prefers being by themselves, typically is with little to no people, prefers not to be with bigger groups, and is somewhat self-centered. There is nothing wrong with being an introvert. It’s like yin and yang. There are introverts, extroverts, and those that are more in the middle. We’re all different, and all brains function differently. It’s a fact of life.
Yet I’ve learned that being an introvert in school is taboo. It seems that the current curriculum is much more favoring for extroverts than it is for introverts. Most classrooms are now group seated rather than the single seating that was common say at the latest 20 years ago. Cafeterias pretty much encourage large (and I mean large) groups. There is the issue of cliques, and that’s bad enough. Teachers find introvert students to be more “troublesome” and “defiant”, and sometimes the school will try to “integrate” introverts with the extroverts and make them be in situations that they find uncomfortable.
What is it with school being against introverts, anyway? All minds are wired differently, and that in itself poses a huge problem for one-size-fits-all schooling. There really is no problem with introverts, anyway. Introverts have different ways of communicating with people and working. Introvert students generally don’t like group work, for example (which is something schools encourage a lot). Perhaps the best way to describe introversion and school is in this video: