Quotes About Introverts

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Quotes About Introverts

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— Susan Cain —

Extroverts sparkle, introverts glow. Extroverts are fireworks, introverts are a fire in the hearth.

— Sophia Dembling

Introversion- along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness- is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living in the Extrovert Ideal are like women in a man's world, discounted because of a trait that goes to the core of who they are. Extroversion is an enormously appealing personality style, but we've turned it into an oppressive standard to which most of us feel we must conform.

— Susan Cain

Funny how addiction was socially acceptable-even a status symbol-when it made people extroverts rather than introverts

— Stacia Kane

Introverts prefer introversion; we tend to gain energy by reflecting and expend energy when interacting. Extroverts have the opposite preference; they tend to gain energy by interacting and expend energy while reflecting.

— Laurie Helgoe

Some introverts are perfectly comfortable with public speaking; I'm not one of them.

— Susan Cain

Prefer spacious interactions with fewer people. And it means that, when you converse, you are more interested in sharing ideas than in talking about people and what they're doing. In a conversation with someone sharing gossip, the introvert's eyes glaze over and his brow furrows as he tries to comprehend how this conversation could interest anyone. This is not because the introvert is morally superior-he just doesn't get it. As we've discussed, introverts are energized and excited by ideas. Simply talking about people, what they do and who they know, is noise for the introvert. He'll be looking between the lines for some meaning, and this can be hard work! Before long, he'll be looking for a way out of the conversation. But when an introvert is hanging out

— Laurie A. Helgoe

Spare a thought for the poor introverts among us. In a world of party animals and glad-handers, they're the ones who stand by the punch bowl. In a world of mixers and pub crawls, they prefer to stay home with a book. Everywhere around them, cell phones ring and e-mails chime and they just want a little quiet.

— Jeffrey Kluger

Many introverts feel there's something wrong with them, and try to pass as extroverts. But whenever you try to pass as something you're not, you lose a part of yourself along the way. You especially lose a sense of how to spend your time.

— Susan Cain

They say that extroverts are unhappier than introverts and have to compensate for this by constantly proving to themselves how happy and contented and at ease with life they are.

— Paulo Coelho

The most effective teams are composed of a healthy mix of introverts and extroverts, studies show, and so are many leadership structures.

— Susan Cain

Introverts living under the Extrovert Ideal are like women in a man's world,

— Susan Cain

Introverts are "geared to inspect" and extroverts "geared to respond.

— Susan Cain

After an hour or two of being socially on, we introverts need to turn off and recharge ... This isn't antisocial. It isn't a sign of depression.

— Jonathan Rauch

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