Introvert Quote of the Week: July 6

Marta Bevacqua

Introverts and highly sensitive people, why you should never apologize for who you are:

Fellow introverts, it’s time for us to stop pretending, it’s time to stop apologizing for who we are. Just because we are capable of presenting an extroverted face to the world doesn’t mean we are required to. It’s up to us. Introversion is not wrong, extroversion is not right — and vice versa. We are who we are and that’s what makes the world interesting.

Sophia Dembling, The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World

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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.