“Leave an extrovert alone for two minutes and he will reach for his cell phone. In contrast, after an hour or two of being socially ‘on,’ we introverts need to turn off and recharge. My own formula is roughly two hours alone for every hour of socializing…For introverts, to be alone with our thoughts is as restorative as sleeping, as nourishing as eating.”more info
source: “Caring for Your Introvert: The habits and needs of a little-understood group,” The Atlantic, March 2003.
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“Remember, someone you know, respect, and interact with every day is an introvert, and you are probably driving this person nuts. It pays to learn the warning signs.”more info