I just wanted to say something that's bothering me right now: I'm really shy in real life and my teachers always leave comments about that on my report cards and stuff and say I don't even answer questions except with idk. I do talk tho! When I'm called on I answer, I say idk only when i really dont know, I never really need help but when I do I answer and I don't have the biggest group of friends but they're awesome! I just feel really sad that everyone says I'm too quiet it's not my fault :(
11/02/2021 - 4:25pm
Don't worry! This happens to me a lot! I have a friend (she's SUPER extroverted) who always comments on how little I talk or how few friends I have. I'm extremely introverted, so I completely understand being shy/not talking a lot in class/having a small group of friends. For the report card thing: this is something I have a problem with generally. Our schools (and society) are set up for extroverts—group projects, class participation and grade marks based on it, etc. It annoys me even more when people are penalized for being shy or quiet. Of course, there is a difference between not answering because you're shy or because you're just not listening, but you sound like an engaged student. Just remember that being introverted (which it sounds like you are) is not a bad thing, and it's COMPLETELY okay to be quiet and shy.
11/02/2021 - 5:46pm
Thank you so much :D This makes me feel a lot better :) Thank you!!! (lol also part of the reason im shyis because almost my whole friend group is shy! ;P)