Introvert Quote of the Week: May 4

Marta Bevacqua

Do you ever wish the world understood what it means to be an introvert — and honored it? Author Sophia Dembling knows how you feel:

A person who is constantly trying to push you into things you don’t want to do may have trouble respecting boundaries. This is certainly not an issue for introverts alone, but since many of us have heard for so long that our introversion is wrong, we may be trained to question and perhaps dismiss our own preferences, leading us to believe what others tell us we should and should not enjoy. Just remember that nobody knows you better than you.

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

Image credit: Deviant Art (Marta Bevacqua)

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.