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. 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.