I have always been an introvert, and I am also shy. Many people would assume those two things are equal, but they really aren’t, as explained in the attached article.
I’m getting better at my shyness – I’ve had to working as long as I have. My introversion, however, is innate and it is who I am.
At a pool party yesterday with family members, this was a topic of conversation. We were discussing various family members who are introverts but not shy, and even one member who is an extrovert but IS shy. That seems like an odd combination, but we have someone who fits that bill (you know who you are).
The key is for all of us to understand who we are, be the best we can be without trying to change those innate attributes, and accept each other. After all, the world needs the talents that each of us bring.