Caring For Your Introvert

Jonathan Rauch on the special needs of introverts:

Extroverts are energized by people, and wilt or fade when alone. They often seem bored by themselves, in both senses of the expression. Leave an extrovert alone for two minutes and he will reach for his cell phone. In contrast, after an hour or two of being socially “on,” we introverts need to turn off and recharge. My own formula is roughly two hours alone for every hour of socializing. This isn’t antisocial. It isn’t a sign of depression. It does not call for medication.

Funny. Smart. True. Link (via A&L Daily)

2 thoughts on “Caring For Your Introvert

  1. mr. reeves

    my favorite part: Are introverts arrogant? Hardly. I suppose this common misconception has to do with our being more intelligent, more reflective, more independent, more level-headed, more refined, and more sensitive than extroverts.
    back to brooding…


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