Highly successful individuals have often achieved their success by ignoring subtle, nonverbal sensing in order to efficiently evaluate and meet external expectations.
You may have reached a time in your life when using your gifts to align with the culture's expectations fails to provide meaning anymore. A loss of engagement with your life, a need to forge a new direction with no idea of how to do that, these are the crises that point you back to yourself.
The high achiever has successfully linked his or her existence to the vehicles of business and thought that are the products of the dominant culture. As the fabric of the dominant culture and the rules of engagement are fracturing, the high achiever can lose all bearings.
Your tendency towards innovation, divergent thinking, imagination, and focused attention are the hallmarks that make you who you are. You see patterns where no one else sees them. You know that everything is connected to everything else.
Gifted and sensitive people tend to be divergent thinkers who prefer original thought and are motivated by innovation in their fields of expertise. This inclination towards innovation means that their priorities and perceptions can be fluid, evolving rapidly.
Childhood experience, cultural expectations and the process of adapting to a culture of extroversion result in great injury for the introvert.