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Care to venture a guess as to what Tom Hanks, Charles Darwin, Mahatma Gandhi, Julia Roberts, Warren Buffet, JK Rowling, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, Bill Gates, Steve Martin, Al Gore, Google's Larry Page, C.S. Lewis and Johnny Carson all have in common? If you guessed that they are introverts, you're right!
The terms “introvert” and “extrovert” were first made popular by psychologist Carl Jung in the 1920s and then later by the Myers-Briggs personality test, used in major universities and corporations. In general, introverts feel energized by being alone with their thoughts or creativity, as opposed to extroverts who get energized by being around other people. Here's a quiz you can take to find out whether you're introverted or extroverted: http://www.thepowerofintroverts.com/quiet-q...
Being an introvert in a largely extroverted world is tough! We live in a world where extroversion seems to be the norm. Introverts are often misunderstood, perhaps viewed as anti-social. Introverts are not antisocial, but we are differently social. If you don't want to have to pass as an extrovert in order to have a social life, this group is for you.
Join us for a variety of activities in South Jersey
Some things to keep in mind:
This is NOT a support group or therapy
We'll talk and laugh about our adventures as introverts, but if you struggle with your introversion and need help, this is the wrong place
Event attendance policy: 3 no-shows and you are removed from this group
if your plans change for any reason, please make sure to change your RSVP accordingly
Any comments, concerns, feedback, suggestions, etc, feel free to contact me!
Note: Being introverted is not the same thing as being shy, though introverted people certainly can be shy as well. Shyness refers to a lack of confidence or feeling of anxiety in social situations. Someone who is introverted may actually feel quite confident in social situations. However, making the effort to socialize will tire an introvert out. (see http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Difference-Be... for more info.)
Introverts make up about 60% of the gifted population but only about 25-40% of the general population.