Sept. 21, 2014

Yes, introverts like and need quiet and solitude, but that’s not the whole story. Introverts are people, and people need people. That’s human nature. That’s mental health. That’s being part of the world. A lot of public discussion of introversion is about how WE WANT TO BE ALONE. But by emphasizing that, we might be doing ourselves a grave disservice, running the risk that people will take us at our word.

Sophia Dembling, Why Introverts Don’t Always Want To Be Alone

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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.