Although I've definitely come a long way, I still often exude many of these shy qualities. I've accepted that it's part of who I am, but I try my best to not to let it hold me back as much as it did growing up. I've tried to overcome my shyness, partly because I knew I couldn't have my mom calling people for me anymore once I was in high school, and partly because I always felt a little looked down on as a shy person; Like it wasn't a good quality to have and that being outgoing was the best personality trait possible.
I LOVE this video I just found on TED. This woman hits the nail on the head! Oh my goodness, if only the rest of the world (or just America) recognized the power that introverts have. I want to watch this again. Maybe I will.
The Power of Introverts
What do you think? Are you more introverted or extroverted?