I just finished “Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking”, and I loved it.
It kinda felt like the story of my life.
So if you’re an introvert, or if you have an introvert in your life you’d like to understand or appreciate better, I highly suggest a read (or listen…it’s on audible).
Anyways, I really dug how the author referred to introverts as “differently social”.
I think it’s a fair way to describe our need for less social interaction without making us seem disconnected and unfriendly.
There are quotes floating out there that proclaim that introverts are “selectively social”. And that’s fine too. I can agree with that sentiment.
But sometimes it seems a little too…haughty.
There’s nothing wrong with preferring small amounts of social engagement, just as there’s nothing wrong with wanting lots of social engagement.
Neither is better, they’re just different.
Share if you can relate!