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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!

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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... (http://www.thepowerofintroverts.com/quiet-quiz-are-you-an-introvert/)

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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 (Philly suburbs)

A few things to know before you apply:

A photo of you is required for membership. To help us identify each other at events, we do require every member to have a current photo of themselves in their profile. So please make sure you have a picture of you (and NOT a picture of a flower, your dog, your favorite cartoon character, etc.) included in your profile before you apply. Your membership application will be rejected if you do not have this.

Event attendance policy: In order for us to run a successful group, the organizers need to know who is actually going to attend events. If you RSVP "yes" for an event and do not attend, the event (and do not change your RSVP to "no" prior to the event), you are counted as a "no-show" and may be removed from membership. POSTING A COMMENT OR MESSAGING AN ORGANIZER IS NOT THE SAME THING AS CHANGING YOUR RSVP. Also, if you frequently drop out of an event last-minute (i.e. change your RSVP to "no" within 24 hours of the start of the event) you may also be removed from membership.

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

Any comments, concerns, feedback, suggestions, etc, feel free to contact me!

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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... (http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Difference-Between-Shyness-and-Introversion&id=2872322) for more info.)

Fun Fact:
Introverts make up about 60% of the gifted population but only about 25-40% of the general population.

Good articles on introversion:
http://www.carlkingdom.com/10-myths-about-i... (http://www.carlkingdom.com/10-myths-about-introverts)

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive... (http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/03/caring-for-your-introvert/302696/)

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