Check it Out: A Happy Introvert

Submitted by J. Johnston on

I am an introvert, and I’m okay with that. I will say that being an introvert is easier as an adult. As an introverted kid, I know I missed opportunities due to my reluctance to join in and/or speak up. Over time I have learned how to dial up extrovert behavior when needed, but I have also learned to embrace my desire for quiet and solitude. There’s a term for people who have both introvert and extrovert tendencies: ambivert. In my case, I’m definitely more introvert than extrovert, so no ambivert ambivalence here.

The library has books about and/or by introverts, for children and adults, and I encourage anyone with an interest in this topic to check out our collection. I am including titles for both audiences in today’s reading list, several with introvert-related illustrations. Be sure to look at the call number listed after each title for guidance in locating and/or reserving titles appropriate for your family.

“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity” – Albert Einstein

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This is just a small sampling of the many new titles added each week to the Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries collection. Find more in our catalog, or call 360-906-5000 to reserve titles or find additional listings. 

Jan Johnston, Collection Manager  
Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries  
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