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8 Things All Introverts Understand

What is an introvert? As Carl Jung once explained it, “Each person seems to be energized more by either the external world (extraversion) or the internal world (introversion).” Though one third of all people are introverts, it’s not exactly easy to be in this minority these days, particularly in the Western—or at least, American—world. Large, outgoing personalities are prized (and can even inexplicably win you the presidency), which may leave those who are naturally introverted feeling like failures. Here, seven things all introverts understand about the ways in which they interact just a little bit differently with the world than extroverts do.

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