I ♥ Introverts

16 thoughts on “I ♥ Introverts”

  1. It’s kind of creepy that Susan Cain followed me around for years doing her research without me ever suspecting she was there 😉 A slight exaggeration, but the book was a bit of a mirror for me.

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  2. I’ll have to give it a read. We talk about introverts around here…when we talk. Both my children are introverts trying to live in an extroverted world. I’m an extroverted introvert. Preferring quiet solitude but also when I’m out among the world, I can be the sentence finisher, interrupter, prompter. I do form the complete thought before speaking though. It can annoy people who expect a quick response.
    I’m glad you were able to give the little girl her moment to shine.

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  3. I’m married to an introvert, and my first born holds his introvert flag high. I guess we should get this book, especially if it will help curb my own “buttinsky” tendencies. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oooooh! I really recognise that ‘buttinksy’ prompter in myself! This is a lovely post, and thanks for the book recommendation – I will be ordering it. And I’ll be trying to emulate your inspiring ‘lip-buttoning’ at least once a day when I’m out in the world (no one much to interrupt here where I live – except the sheep on the hills – which is why I tend to talk a lot when I am with people, I think! And I’ll also be trying to let my thoughts become fully formed before blurting them out. All good practice! Thanks again for a great read.


  5. Thank you for your post. I will try to read the book you suggested. You are wise to let a child settle before giving an answer. So hard in this culture of ,”me first, I got it right.” I try this when I teach art to small kids.

    I was an introvert as a child. They called me “painfully shy.” I would only answer direct questions in school. By junior high, I had to learn to be an extroverted introvert to function and stop being picked on by my peers. Years later, my middle son is a recovering introvert. He has learned to be an extrovert through comedy and drama classes. At home he is still very introverted until he has something important to say. I try to give him the time to express himself while I hold back his consta-jabbering younger brother.

    I wrote a post about one of my silent childhood experiences on my site and thought it related to your post. https://metalflowermaker.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/juvenile-pachyderm-crime-ring-memoirs/ I’m new to the pingback ettiquette, so If you want to remove the link to the post please do.
    I loved your post thank you for reposting it.


  6. This book was suggested for our Book Club. I wasn’t sure I wanted to read it but after reading your post, I’m moving it to the top of my list! Thanks for sharing.


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