I’m an introvert and I’m okay




When I saw the title “23 Signs You’re Secretly An Introvert” in a Huffington Post sidebar, I clicked on it immediately. Just out of curiosity. After all, I’ve known forever that I’m an introvert. A very shy introvert. (And no, shy and introverted are not the same thing.) I certainly don’t need another quickie pop psychology article to tell me about it. Still, I’ve spent a lot of time over the years reading about introversion and personality types, trying to better understand myself. Precisely the sort of thing an introvert would do. What we introverts really need is for more extroverts to read such articles. All too often we are misunderstood by the extroverts in our lives.

The article’s title is a classic journalistic hook — a simple, easy-to-read list. In this case, the list is a quick guide to tell you whether or not you’re an introvert…

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5 thoughts on “I’m an introvert and I’m okay

  1. Bats, have you read the book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking”? It was very reassuring — kind of a relief to finally be acknowledged as *not* weird.

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