What Makes You an Introvert, and Will You Always Be One?
In This Chapter
Understanding the origins of introversion
Discovering why being a pretend outie is sometimes smart
Exploring your choices â stay âall innieâ or move to the outie side?
This chapter is based on the old saying, âknow thyself.â To understand your innie nature, it helps to trace your personality all the way back to its roots. So I start this chapter by looking at all the interesting reasons youâre an introvert.
After that, I talk about how you can stay true to yourself and still put on a pretend outie face every once in a while (but only if you want to, because itâs your choice). And finally, I dive headfirst into two controversial questions: Can introverts actually become extroverts? If so, is it a good idea for them to try?
Nature or Nurture: Determining What Makes You an Introvert
If youâre an introvert, hereâs something to think about: Does Mother Nature decide whether youâre an innie or an outie even before youâre born?
As it turns out, the answer isnât all that clear-cut. Genes strongly influence whether youâre an introvert or an extrovert, but thereâs no single âintrovert ...