Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain {Quote It Wednesday}

Quiet by Susan Cain

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Hi everybody and welcome to a new Quote It Wednesday!

Today’s post is in honor of all my fellow introverts out there! The quote comes out of a book by Susan Cain called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and it just stood out to me so much (though this book was full of quotes that stood out).

I’ve been an introvert my whole life, and as such I’ve always felt insecure about that aspect of my personality. It’s true that introverts get a whole lot of “You should talk more”, “You should open up more” or “Why can’t you be more like X, (s)he’s so social” and that can be a real confidence breaker.

This book truly helped me deal with that aspect of my personality though. I began to truly understand myself as an introvert and began to really accept and love myself for who I am. (Though it’s still hard to do every day. Just recently I was told I should open up more and talk more and when I replied that I am an introvert, that is my personality and it’s who I am, I was told “You know, alcoholics say that too, that it’s just who they are. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to be better.” Cause yeah, introversion is so very comparable to alcoholism… But anyway)

So this post goes out to both my fellow introverts ánd my extraverted friends. Because all of us are great the way we are, and there is no need to change anything about us! Everyone shines, given the right lighting! <3

Need a little preview of this book? Check out Susan Cain’s TED talk:

Are you an introvert, extravert or ambivert?
Have you ever felt shamed for being one of them?
Here’s my reminder you are amazing the way you are and you don’t need to change for anybody!