Can I leave the party early please? (On being an introvert)

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As a Christmas present to one of my favourite introverts, I gave him a book called “Quiet: The secret power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking”. In the spirit of decency, I gave it to him before I read it and still haven’t managed to read it yet (unlike my brother who buys me books as presents because HE wants to read them), but the title struck a chord with me.

I’m a not-so-secret introvert.

Now, the idea of introvert vs extrovert is somewhat binary, and obviously a bit too narrow to describe the massive spectrum of human personalities. However, we can broadly split people into two groups – those who go to parties and are more or less energised by the idea of interacting with a a whole bunch of new folk, and people like me who more or less want to leave early. Make no mistake, I…

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