Introvert Quote of the Week: July 13

Malina Sternberg

We love this sassy quote from Sophia Dembling about how introverts don’t actually hate people:

Except for the misanthropes among us (and there are probably misanthropic extroverts, too), introverts are not anti-people, as some people infer. That’s quite a leap to make, isn’t it? I don’t eat tuna salad every day, that doesn’t mean I’m anti–tuna salad. If I wanted to get persnickety about it, I could make a case that introverts are more genuinely people-oriented than extroverts because we’re always on the lookout for connections and conversations, whereas extroverts are content with noise and chatter.

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

Image credit: Malina Sternberg

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.