Introvert Quote of the Week: March 2

Introverts broaden the continuum of human behavior and show that there is more than one way to be. Without some introverted balance, extroverts can become too externalized and too dependent on others’ opinions. Introverts can show extroverts the value of checking in with oneself. Innies remind all of us that each person has a valuable perspective to contribute. Extroverts can be so oriented toward others that they forget to pause and consider their own needs and beliefs.

Dr. Marti Olsen Laney, The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child

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Jenn Granneman is the founder of 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. Jenn started Introvert, Dear because she wanted to write about what it was like being an introvert living in an extrovert's world. Now she's on a mission: to let introverts everywhere know it's okay to be who they are.