Are You Really an Introvert?
In This Chapter
Your best friend says youâre an introvert. Your mom calls you sensitive, and your dad tells people youâre shy.
So whoâs right, and whoâs wrong? As you find out in this chapter, the answer isnât as simple as you may think. Shy, sensitive, and introverted all mean very different things, but in many cases, they overlap.
For example, you may have many traits of an introvert, some traits of a shy person, and a few traits of a sensitive person. People donât fit easily into cookie-cutter molds, which is what makes them so interesting. The tips I offer in this book for succeeding as an introvert can also be helpful for people who are shy or sensitive. So whether youâre a clear-cut innie, a shy person, or a sensitive soul, thereâs something in these pages just for you.
To help you find out which of these terms describes you best, this chapter takes a look at each one. First, you find out whether youâre really the introvert you think you are. After that, I discuss the two kissing cousins of introversion: shyness and sensitivity. And I also talk a ...