WORTHY ARTICLE | Caring for Your Introvert by Jonathan Rauch

Are You an Introvert?

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Are you an introvert?  Do you know somebody who is?  Then you will enjoy this article I came across recently.  I’ve got to admit, I found myself chuckling more than once while reading it.

For your reading pleasure from a vintage issue (March 2003) of The Atlantic:

Caring for Your Introvert

The habits and needs of a little-understood group   by Jonathan Rauch

Do you know someone who needs hours alone every day? Who loves quiet conversations about feelings or ideas, and can give a dynamite presentation to a big audience, but seems awkward in groups and maladroit at small talk? Who has to be dragged to parties and then needs the rest of the day to recuperate? Who growls or scowls or grunts or winces when accosted with pleasantries by people who are just trying to be nice?

If so, do you tell this person he is “too serious,” or ask if he is okay? Regard him as aloof, arrogant, rude? Redouble your efforts to draw him out?

If you answered yes to these questions, chances are that you have an introvert on your hands—and that you aren’t caring for him properly… [Click here to read the full article.]

And for those of you who are interested in more delightful reading:

How my son, an introvert and my daughter, an extrovert began learning at home- and loving it!  Visit the post Just RELAX already! to read more. 

© Una-Melina // Worthy Books & Things, 2012.

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