Nov. 3, 2014

Extroverts want us to have fun, because they assume we want what they want. And sometimes we do. But ‘fun’ itself is a ‘bright’ word, the kind of word that comes with flashing lights and an exclamation point! One of Merriam-Webster’s definitions of ‘fun’ is ‘violent or excited activity or argument.’ The very word makes me want to sit in a dimly lit room with lots of pillows — by myself.

Laurie A. Helgoe, Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength

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Jenn Granneman is the founder of IntrovertDear.com 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.