Victoria Marchiony, a student at Temple University, wrote a column for the Temple News Online yesterday rejecting the pity her peers give her for sitting alone at lunch.
The conversation started when an acquaintance of Victoria’s told her how bad she feels when she sees people eating lunch alone. The acquaintance went on to describe how eating alone is an indication of social awkwardness. What?!
As a frequent lunch-loner myself, I can identify with Victoria speaking out about this misconception of introverts. Here’s an excerpt from her article: