Coming out as a secret introvert

Part 1: Free to be you and me (well, sort of)

Recently, I saw this wonderful graphic about introverts being passed around.

While there are some points that apply to everyone — “don’t reprimand them in public” is just a generally sound piece of advice — the rest do hit home for a lot of introverts, including me. If you know me, you’re probably thinking, “I’m sorry, what? You’re one of the most outgoing people I know!” In person, when someone said this to me, I laughed and told them, “Just because I’m an attention whore doesn’t mean I’m an extrovert.”

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