Know that it’s okay to be quiet.
“No one expects you to talk all the time,” Granneman says. “Follow the conversation and when something occurs to you, say it without much fuss.” Then feel free to get your hush on again.
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1. Be confident in who you are.
The more people embrace their right to be who they are and take pride in who they are, the more successful they become in the world of job interviews, dating and parties, because they are now negotiating those spaces on their own terms,
“Every once in a while, say yes when you want to say no,” urges Granneman, pairing this with challenging fellow introverts to ask themselves what they would do if fear wasn’t a factor. “You never know when you might meet someone special or make a memory,”
The internet can open us up to so many things that we would have never seen otherwise. There's funny animal videos, plant parent groups, and information on movements. But there's also hate speech, harassment, misinformation etc.
The internet can also divide our attention and make us feel fragmented.
All it means is that some people recharge when they are by themselves (introverts).
Many of us know we are different from others from our earliest childhood memories. I was nudged outside to play by my mother when all I really wanted was to do my own hobbies inside by myself. I always had a small group of two or three friends, but wondered why I was tongue-tied in groups and was never confident as a kid. I didn’t even hear the term “introversion” until my late teens and didn’t connect with it until my early 20s.
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