As a disclaimer, I am an introvert who has to work hard at being extroverted and it drains me emotionally. Most true extraverts are energized by their extraversion.
I think I have discovered an insight about me and the various levels of autism/Asperger’s syndrome as it is related to introversion. I don’t like a lot of communal excitement and it makes me uncomfortable.
The example of that Italian priest in a manic mode whipping up mania in his congregation at a nuptial Mass made me extremely uncomfortable and not just from a liturgical point of view although that was a part of it also. I don’t like being manipulated emotionally by mania. Period!
I can remember toward the late 1960’s when I learned that Catholics I knew who loved the Mass as it was commonly celebrated prior to Vatican II had become charismatics. They had converted to a more exuberant external extraverted manifestation of their faith which seem so incongruous with the quiet spirituality and internalized, introverted (autistic?) spirituality of the pre-Vatican II Church.
Their corked up Catholic form of spirituality had popped and like champagne, it was spewing all over the place in an exhibitionist sort of way. Good grief!
Of course the neo-Pentecostalism of the Catholic Charismatic Movement was clearly aligned with the spirit of Vatican II’s protestantizing of Catholic liturgy and spirituality with its manic ecumenism.
But let’s face it, the exhibitionism of some Protestant forms of spirituality especially experienced in the Pentecostal movements of Protestantism’s divisions is what extroverts like, not those introverts with some issues related to the various experiences of the Autism/Asperger’s scale.
Are all things equal? Or are those who are considered disordered liturgically and spiritually due to some tendency towards introversion of the Autism/Asperger’s scale, considered inferior and second class in an extroverted post-Vatican II anything goes, exhibitionist Church?
I ask; you answer.