Introvert Quote of the Week: April 13

Ezgi Polat

Introverts, do you ever feel like you’re wearing a mask?

If you frequently find yourself in relationships with friends or lovers who make you feel small and less than, or if you find yourself frequently exhausted in a relationship from the effort of maintaining a persona the other person expects, maybe you’re letting others choose you rather than choosing to be with people who make you feel wonderful. It might be time to step back and think a little bit: What do you want in a relationship, and is that what you are finding? Are you settling for not-quite-right relationships because they find you?

Sophia Dembling, Introverts in Love: The Quiet Way to Happily Ever After

Image credit: Deviant Art (Ezgi Polat)

Jenn Granneman is the founder of 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.