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In her book Quiet, Susan Cain explains that, much like our national ideal appearance (thin) or ideal economic status (wealthy), there is also an ideal that extroversion is the socially acceptable way of conversing, interacting and behaving in our society. The argument posed by Cain in Quiet is that everyone is different and often we have introverts forcing themselves to become something they innately “are not” in order to feel/appear socially successful. Introversion – along with its relatives sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness – is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. However, introverts make up 25 to 40% of the population, and introversion as a personality characteristic is associated with persistence, creativity, reflection, and task completion. In treatment, helping introverts see the many strengths they possess is an important part of maximizing social, career, and personal functioning. 

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