How to act around introverted people

As an introvert, this resonates well with me.

The Longform Interviewer

The interviewed: Ellen Vrana, age 35. Grew up in Michigan, USA, but lives and works in London together with her husband. The interviewed: Ellen Vrana, age 35. Grew up in Michigan, USA, but lives and works in London together with her husband.

Where do you get your energy from? Does social interaction increase it or do you crave more alone time than your friends do? In this interview London-based writer Ellen Vrana – an introvert herself – shares her personal experience and how hard it can be when people just don’t get it.

“There is nothing lonelier than being in a room full of people who don’t understand or care to understand me,” says Ellen Vrana. I partly recognized myself in some of her writing and reached out to clarify my own thoughts and feelings in an interview with her.

She goes on, and her insights continue to amaze me: “Introverts are not uniformly shy, socially inept, or anti-social.”

“I’m not speaking for others, this is my experience with introversion,” she points out.

Whether you’re…

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