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Feb

Give us some space and respect, proud introvert arguesRather than work to make introverts something they’re not, parents and teachers should encourage the dreamier among us, new book says. Author Susan Cain says Western — and in particular, American — culture is dominated by what she calls the “Extrovert Ideal,” described as “the omnipresent belief that the ideal self is gregarious, alpha and comfortable in the spotlight.”

Give us some space and respect, proud introvert argues
Rather than work to make introverts something they’re not, parents and teachers should encourage the dreamier among us, new book says. Author Susan Cain says Western — and in particular, American — culture is dominated by what she calls the “Extrovert Ideal,” described as “the omnipresent belief that the ideal self is gregarious, alpha and comfortable in the spotlight.”

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    If we all were extroverts, life would be boring. We need the introverts! They keep us grounded!
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    Hell yeah. Now leave us alone and give us some space.
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