Quote of the Week: March 2

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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 IntrovertDear.com and the author of The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World. She also cohosts The Introvert, Dear Podcast and blogs for Psychology Today. For most of her life, Jenn felt weird, different, and out of place because of her quiet ways. She writes about introversion because she doesn’t want other introverts to feel the way she did.