Everted Sanctuaries II

Ryan Lewis's avatar Ryan Lewis

Eversion is a biological term for the ability of an organism to turn itself inside out. For example, a sea cucumber can eject its internal organs to distract attacking predators. The sea cucumber sacrifices some vital functions for ultimate survival. Similarly, many introverts have become adept at temporarily everting their personalities to function in extroverted contexts. This prepared performance is simultaneously action and reaction, assertion and retreat. However convincing this transformation, it can be physically, emotionally, and mentally taxing on the individual. Cultural, educational, and professional environments do not often provide introverts the intervals of sanctuary necessary to revitalize themselves.

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  • Year created: 2014
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