I’ve spent most of my adult life trying to cover up or overcome being an introvert.
The people who’ve met me through the Women’s Business Socials think I’m kidding when I say that being on stage or surrounded by a room full of people wanting to talk exhausts me. I can rally and be outgoing. But it comes at a cost of needing quiet, alone, “downtime” for days after that. I’ve been coming to peace with my natural skills, talents and qualities. Being an introvert isn’t something to overcome, but embrace and nurture…
If you think you might be an introvert, or if you’re trying to understand an introvert… here are some great resources for you:
Then check out Susan Cain’s TED Talk titled, “The Power of Introverts.” I loved her from the moment she described her ideal scene that summer camp would be made up of hanging out with a bunch of other girls reading together in matching pj’s.
And if you really want to dig in deeper to debunk the myths and empower yourself with some actual facts on the matter, her book is titled, QUIET. The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.