Quote of the Week: April 20

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What is different for an introvert is that we don’t naturally look to others for comfort when we’re lonely. We think about it, considering the people we might talk to and how that will go, but then often opt for the privacy and expansiveness of solitary reflection. I am very selective when I’m in a tender place. I don’t want someone who will cut me short and cheer me up or too quickly offer solutions. I want someone who will give me a lot of room, someone who will allow me to be alone as we’re together. And I’m willing to risk being alone, by myself, if the alternative means compromising my inner process.

Laurie Helgoe, Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life is Your Hidden Strength

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  • Deby Showalter says:

    When read your first sentence I thought WOW because that is exactly how I feel. I just turned 61 and learned last year I was an introvert and HSP and it has changed my life too. I feel validated & not crazy!! Thank you for helping us all better understand ourselves.

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