Beautifully written. Engaging and vivid. Why not turn this in to a short story and make money from it? And maybe on the way you'll find that no-one has the right to treat you and your belongings that way. No-one. NO-ONE. Writing out the scene how you'd like it to go, and there's no perfect answer here, that empowers you to speak your mind with confidence.

After a while, you might have the words you wanted to say then. You'll then have the opportuntity to express these words to this person. If you'd like. Or, maybe you're fine with having been able to express your words. Showing yourself how to go from feeling violated to feeling empowered, by being you.

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This was so good, and I've resisted commenting on at least ten other points but, I have to say this: five minutes ago, before reading this, I had just made a list over what's right about my teenage son and his introversion and hung it up on his wall. Inviting him to see why he should be confident in his introversion. "The list right there," I told him," is everything that is right about you." And I'll keep adding to the list with a lot of the points you've made here. I can just see him as a grown-up in the same situation, having the confidence to do the same, because he too found the confidence in being an introvert.

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Lill Øyunn Nermoen-Hanssen

Lill Øyunn Nermoen-Hanssen

Writes about self-leadership, creativity, the power of small talk, how to gain high quality of life. Editor of publication Self-leadership Through Storytelling.