Ever since the publication of Quiet by Susan Cane, introverts have been claiming their personality type with pride instead of apology. Introverts are the quiet kids (mostly) who shrink from human interaction (sort of) and are often misunderstood (except by fellow introverts).
There is no cookie-cutter introvert. Let me start with that.
People are surprised when I tell them I’m an introvert. People assume that hilarious + opinionated + loud + lots of acquaintances = extrovert. I’m an introvert, but I don’t fit “the mold.” Honestly, who fits “a mold”?
Introverts, as a general rule:
- Are drained by human interaction. While extroverts gain energy from the presence of other people, human company exhausts the introvert. This doesn’t mean we hate people. We like interacting with those we like and love, but we can only do it for so long before needed to go away and recharge.
- Hate small talk…
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