Bitch or Cat Lady: The Disproportionate Burden of a Female Introvert

“Something really big came up; I am so sorry”. “Work was hell today. I’ll catch up with everyone later!” These are the rallying cries of the female introvert. So often, even as we become more aware of the importance of psychological traits like introversion, we fail to realize how gender plays a role. It’s become clear to me that female introverts face a barrier that male introverts just overwhelmingly don’t have to deal with. Male Nerds Acceptable The introverted male engineer is a cliché that is well-accepted enough now that we understand and mostly accept the somewhat prickly male...

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