Aug. 19, 2014

In light of their independent-mindedness, introverts are more concerned with the notion of authenticity. For them, this means identifying and holding firm to their own preferences and convictions, even when others are doing things differently. They are wary of ‘selling out’ or ‘selling their soul’ for the sake of conformity or convention.

Dr. A. J. Drenth, My True Type

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Jenn Granneman is the founder of IntrovertDear.com and the author of The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World. Jenn is a contributor to Psychology Today, HuffPost, Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution, Upworthy, The Mighty, The Muse, Motherly, and a number of other outlets. She has appeared on the BBC and in Buzzfeed and Glamour magazine. For most of her life, Jenn felt weird, different, and out of place because of her quiet ways. Now she's on a mission: to let introverts everywhere know it's okay to be who they are.