First read this: Introversion vs. Extroversion
And then this one: Hallow & Heal
“When I cannot stand alone, it will be time to die”.
-Robert E. Howard
The introvert human being is absorbed by the subject: himself, his thoughts, his inner world and generally speaking with everything that is cyclical and eternal. The introvert gives a preponderant role to subjective factors (he does things in his own way, ignoring or despising the conformism of other people), devaluating the external reality (specifically civilization and its creations, the opinions of other people, conformism, materialism, superficiality), he feels a sort of unappeasable longing, a condition to which he has no more access, a void that must seek to compensate (namely the ability to fathom eternity).
The extrovert human being is absorbed by the object: the outer world, the people and things around him and generally speaking everything that has to do with civilization in all its forms and creations, namely everything that is artificial and finite. The extrovert attitude has a spontaneous relation with the object, adapts well and easily to circumstances and bends to conformism with unconscious satisfaction. This type of man has no critical, original and really autonomous thoughts, feels no attraction towards spirituality and nature from a transcendent point of view, and is totally absorbed by the finite manifestations of reality.
What I want to suggest here is that introversion is a trait that we have inherited from the Neanderthal man (the Proto-European), while extroversion is a trait that appeared only and exclusively as a consequence of the hybridization between the Neanderthal man and the Homo Sapiens (the Proto-African).
Civilization is an outcome of extroversion, an extrovert entity directly related with the features of the domesticated and hybridized man. The extrovert human being fits perfectly well inside the mechanisms of civilization and is strongly domesticated, to the point of not realizing it.
On the other hand introversion is a feature that the best of us have inherited from our Neanderthal ancestors as they were prior to the hybridization, a feature linked with autism. Introverts often think for images, don’t care about the opinions of others, cannot bear noises, are deeply interested (almost obsessed) in specific subjects, fail to comply, love to stand on their own, to think and be surrounded by nature: all features found in the autistic spectrum.
P.S. I am NOT referring here to any type of autism with mental retardation. I refer only to High-Functioning Autism (Asperger Syndrome), an exclusively European feature.
Before the last Ice Age reached its maximum, it is estimated that the European population counted between 4’500 and 6’000 inhabitants, while at the end of it the density of the population varied between 0,04 and 0,1 persons for square kilometer, in relation to the ground and the climate. So it makes sense to think that introversion is a trait that we inherited from the Neanderthal man as he was in the Stone Age: he was not very social, and he encountered only occasionally other people. It’s only a matter of time and we will return to be like this, that we like it or not. The Ice Ages are the norm in Europe while hot periods are exceptions.
Graph showing the trend of Ice Ages:
“Every human being is composed of two parts. Only one is essential. The other is the superficial, artificial and acquired part that is formed in social life and that creates the <<person>> of the individual: person, here, in the original meaning of the word, that, as known, means mask, the mask of the actor (in opposition to the <<face>>, that instead you can correspond with the other part, the essential one). Depending on the individuals, but also depending on the type of civilization, the one or the other part can be more developed. The degenerative limit corresponds with a quite exclusive development of the superficial and constructed part, of the <<mask>>.”
Dear introverts, you are the last of a kind: free in mind and spirit, the last hope for Europe and the European species. The Europeans were originally as you are! Remember this when you feel sad or even depressed. The world as it is today is not made for us, free human beings masters of ourselves, it is made for the domesticated man! But it will not last long!