Contrary to popular belief, “introverted” does not mean “shy.” Rather, it means that someone often spends time thinking and is energized by time alone, especially after being in social settings.
According to Susan Cain, who co-wrote the the book at left, introverts comprise between 30 – 50% of the population, yet are encouraged to act like extroverts in workplace and school settings. Source: So Begins a Quiet Revolution of the 50 Percent. Forbes (Jan 30, 2012)
The book offers parents and teachers advice on how to help introverted children and teens participate in groups in ways that benefit everyone.
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