These Sacred Introverts have mastered the art of appearing as “Temporary Extroverts”.
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Known as the Quiet Beatle. George was “instrumental” in giving the Beatles their sound. Often called on at a moments notice to create music for lyrics he seemed to be able to channel exactly what was needed. George never craved the spotlight preferring to progress on the spiritual path and observe the world around him.
Although an outspoken social activist Frida’s intimate inner life was best expressed in her art. She once said, ” I paint my own reality, The only thing I know is that I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any consideration”.
A deeply spiritual man with a humble and somber demeanor who often used his music to express his inner life. The “Man in Black” had this to say about his choice of color “It’s still my symbol of rebellion – against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others’ ideas.”
Having come up through an esteemed family of actors, survived a youthful wild phase and then gone on to be called actor, producer, director, screenwriter, author, model, UN ambassador, animal advocate, wine maker and cosmetics mogul, its easy to state that she is a force of nature. However, a quiet night in is known to be Drew’s idea of perfect. Drew also tends to keep a low profile, unless she has to ‘turn it on’ for the camera.
Tim Burton & Johnny Depp
The “Butch & Sundance” of the introvert world. These two friends have contributed greatly to each others career. Depp as “muse” for Burton and Burton giving Depp one of his first major leading roles (Edward Scissorhands – an introvert character if there ever was one).
The Bard who launched many a acting career had a reputation for being reserved, quiet and mysterious. Although his writings reveal he was observant and curious, he also daydreamed deeply about life and its challenges. He was also one to see humor and optimism in the mundane.
Father of the National Parks. Although he would have much preferred to spend time alone in nature Muir understood to preserve the wild lands he cherished for future generations he would have to be their spokesman. The writings he has left behind have gone on to inspire our modern ecological movement.
Audrey would say of playing her most iconic character Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “I’m an introvert. Playing the extroverted girl was the hardest thing I ever did.” She spoke six languages and won 13 acting awards throughout her career but the role most cherished by Audrey was that of Unicef Ambassador.
On Dec. 1 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Alabama bus. With that spontaneous action she ignited a push for equality that changed history. The action was not premeditated, but governed by a sense of justice Rosa was pulled by. Often thought of the yin to MLK’s yang, Rosa was the lightning rod from which the civil rights movement sparked.
His early attempts at a career as a barrister failed as Gandhi was too shy to speak up in court. He went on to become the symbol and inspiration for peaceful, nonviolent civil disobedience as a means to create change. “In a Gentle Way, You Can Shake the World”.
Showing up on Forbes and Time magazine’s most powerful list, Lady Gaga (aka Stefani Germanotta) has transcended her title as pop star and went on to become an activated philanthropist who created the Born this Way foundation to empower youth. Her crazy fashion sense may be a very clever way to keep her introvert bubble intact, as she was heard to say, “I always feel shy in the Hollywood scene. I feel a bit like I did in high school, like I don’t really fit in.”
The collective consciousness shifted after Jo Rowling was visited by a boy named Harry in a daydream on a delayed train. Too shy to ask anyone for a pen, she went about letting her mind visit his world for the four hour ride and a legacy was born. As a single Mom and on state benefit she visited local coffee shops to write the first book to get out of her one room apartment.