This is from an internet search I did yesterday:
It’s my experience that the (Western) world has been shaped mostly by extraverts and that, consequently, those of us who identify more with the traits of introversion, or are on the cusp between the two (ambiverts), can find it a tough place to navigate at times.
In her book ‘Quiet‘ (which I love), Susan Cain talks about the different levels of stimulation required, and able to be tolerated, by introverts and extraverts and the ‘extrovert ideal’. She quotes William White:
“Society is itself an education in the extrovert values,
and rarely has there been a society that has preached them so hard.
No man is an island, but how John Donne would writhe to hear how often,
and for what reasons,
the thought is so tiresomely repeated.” Continue reading “Today is World Introvert Day”