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STAR: Which Type of Introvert Are You?

For a long time introverts have been seen by society as shy and socially anxious or awkward. There has been one simple way to define what an introvert is in the science world: the opposite of an extrovert. End of story. Recently, science has begun to break down the stigma behind introversion. Countless studies analyzing the personality trait have been and are currently being released. They've been long awaited. As a personality trait, introversion is understandably more complex than it seems to be at first glance.

With the scientific exploration of introversion comes the erosion of real-life barriers in regards to introverts. The ability for us to proudly wear our introspection and other characteristics on our sleeves. To tell a potential employer that you would describe yourself as introverted without dreading their connotation of the word. 

I've previously vaguely defined what an introvert is. That definition, however, was only the tip of …
An Introvert's Guide to Socializing
“Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to judge.” ~ Paulo Coelho
Us introverts thoroughly enjoy our own company. We don't achieve this state of contentment through  simply talking to ourselves. Instead we develop and curate these things called hobbies and thrive inside of our own heads. Our minds are an intricate mess of colour as we address others in shades of grey. Meanwhile, our more outgoing counterparts constantly seek human company and conversation. They find this company in social situations that turn many introverts off. Huge parties or even meeting new people and making plans to see absolute strangers. None of those are things that an introvert will readily partake in. We need some convincing and often times, guidance. 
So you're an introvert and/or socially awkward. Sometimes fe…