Introvert Quote of the Week: March 23

Introverts are not necessarily shy. They have social skills and self-esteem necessary for interacting successfully with others but simply require privacy to recharge their batteries and they actually enjoy solitude. Shy people want to be noticed, liked, and accepted but they lack the skills and the thoughts, feelings, and attitudes that could help them manage social interaction.

Bernardo Carducci, The Shyness Breakthrough: A No-Stress Plan to Help Your Child Warm Up, Open Up, and Join the Fun

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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.