Re: Cool to be Introverted?
Introverted characters in fiction are often mysterious, they hide a dark secret or an awful truth which makes them interesting for the audience. For some reason introversion is deemed to be a sign of maturity and wisdom. Two brothers? Older one is introverted.
The stereotypical I gets a T and not uncommonly a J free to the door. Also, introversion makes you prone to be evil and you are more likely disposed for diabolical deals and treachery.
You don't tell everyone your backstory? Must be a bad person then.
Authors love the E-hero versus I-counterpart/rival duel. Well, usually the E wins.
No friends? Sorry, but you suck.
"Good evening, gentlemen! Please pay attention. I am a reformed vampire, which is to say, I am a bundle of suppressed instincts held together with spit and coffee. It would be wrong to say that violent, tearing carnage does not come easily to me. It's not tearing your throats out that doesn't come easily to me. Please don't make it any harder."
~Maladict, Monstrous Regiment