As Susan Cain points out, “Many successful ventures are the result of effective partnerships between introverts and extroverts.”
What if every single person in the entire world was an extrovert? What would happen? Introverts have a skill set that amplifies the talents of others.
If you’re an introvert who really, really likes people (like me), you often find yourself being pulled in opposite directions.
As a highly sensitive person, I couldn’t stand the descriptions of violent crimes or the horrible things people had done to others.
It’s no secret that introverts loathe small talk. It almost seems like our deep-diving brains weren’t made for it. We get energized by playing with ideas.
As an introvert, I loathe taking phone calls. If my phone rings, the only way I’m answering is if it comes from someone I know — and even then it’s iffy.
Here are some of the most common ways that these self-proclaimed “helpers” have gone about advising me on how to repair my puzzling introvert tendencies.
Introversion didn’t explain the ball of fear in my stomach. It wasn’t until I stumbled across the term “social anxiety” that I began to understand myself.
Being a quiet introvert doesn’t always equate “performer” in many people’s minds, and I think the reason for this can be narrowed down to two things.
Being a highly sensitive person (HSP) is a perfectly normal “thing” to be — about 20 percent of the population have this trait.