THE INTROVERT ADVANTAGE

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The difference between the introvert and the extrovert is how they experience external stimulation. Extroverts like to experience a lot, and introverts like to know a lot about what they experience. The introvert is pressured daily, almost from the moment of awakening, to respond and conform to the outer world. Introverted people who balance their energy have perseverance and the ability to think independently, focus deeply, and work creatively.
— Marti Olsen Laney, author of The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World

The first post for this blog had to be about the book that brought light into my darkness, made me realize that a word existed that described my personality and that there were millions of others with the same need for a quiet space to recharge. Thank you, Marti Olsen Laney! Before reading The Introvert Advantage, I didn't realize that being an introvert had advantages. Quiet, shy, anti-social,  stuck-up, were terms most frequently associated with the introvert nature - deep thinker, sensitive nature, prefers deep conversation to small-talk, drained by external forces, value solitude, need quiet time to recharge.  These are all normal personality traits and there are a village of wonderful sisters and brothers in introversion who can attest to the advantages of being an introvert.

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The Introvert Village was created to provide cozy, peaceful place where introverts can be accepted and understood. I encourage you to share your stories and experiences, provide support for other introverts and laugh at the funny side of introversion. 

Yoko Ono stated = You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind. We all have a universe inside our minds; let's share a bit of it with each other.  In our own quiet way, we can make a difference in our corner of the world.