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The Happy Introvert
The Happy Introvert: A Wild and Crazy Guide to Celebrating Your True Self | Elizabeth Wagele
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Written by a self-confessed introvert, this fun-to-read handbook is a slightly wacky yet truly heartfelt look at the richness introverts experience in their inner worlds. Practical and guiding, it is a road map for how those experiences can be better understood, appreciated, and shared by introverts and extroverts alike. The book dispels the wrongly held belief that introverts are victims of depression or some other unhappy state and reveals how introverts experience the usual range of human feelings, including joy and contentment. Helpful advice teaches introverts how to excel in areas where.
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New coffee cup from my fave local artisan shop.

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Worst Christmas gift ever for an introvert? Tickets to go see something with a lot of people. At first I was excited bc I thought my MIL bought tickets for my husband and kids and I'd have the day to myself. Unfortunately, I counted 4 tickets soon after. The show was great, but after such a long day I'm ready to cut anyone's tongue out that talks to me or suffocate anyone that breathes in the same air as me. #mentallyexhausted

Becker I feel your pain. 4mo
WhatThePuck @Becker it's been a long week. We've been forced together passed our comfort zones for the last few days. 😂 4mo
hgrimes I know your pain! I hope you can relax tomorrow. 4mo
CouronneDhiver Ha! Yep... that‘s happened to me a time or two 4mo
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Chrissyreadit 😂 5mo
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Reading, watching tv, and enjoying a cup of hot tea. Ahhhh 🍵

RebL Par-tay! Scrolling through Litsy like a baller. 5mo
SW-T @RebL 😂😂😂 5mo
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Stole this from facebook. Totally relatable

julesG 😂😂😂 5mo
WhatThePuck 😂😂😂😂😂🥰 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 😆💕😆💕 5mo
MaleficentBookDragon Love it! 😂😂😂 5mo
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Happy Day to us all! Or some of us at least. I think there's this huge misconception that all introverts are shy. I say we just have a different world view and don't need to socialize 24/7 in order to feel satisfied. So, here's to you if today is your day!

rather_be_reading 😍😍 6mo
BethM Yes this! I was always taught that too but it's really about how you recharge your batteries. I also think life can turn you more introverted lol. 6mo
TheBookAddict Yes! I agree. Happy Day to us! 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Erinreadsthebooks Give me a quiet night in anytime 🙌🏼🎉 6mo
JoRead @BethM I've always been kind of a recluse but do enjoy going outside from time to time 😊 6mo
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Besides books.... here we go!

MicrobeMom Yes! ❤️ 7mo
Trashcanman Yuppers 7mo
intothehallofbooks 100% yes!! 7mo
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Librarianaut Omg canceled plans...so so true 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Yes to all of them especially Canceled plans yesssss!! Omg just leave me alone, at home, with my books... 7mo
TheBookAddict Yes!!! 7mo
kellyann28 When canceled plans and rainy days collide!! 😍 7mo
Samplergal I pray for cancelled plans. 😂 7mo
JenReadsAlot Yes!! 7mo
nu-bibliophile Yes! 🙌 7mo
AmyG Cancelled plans are a blessing. As is text messaging....instead of calling. 7mo
Eggs I ❤️ plans cancelled by rainy days! 7mo
Samplergal @AmyG lol! Have you seen the meme that has a dog widening his eyes 👀 like he‘s scared to death? The meme states when someone calls you instead of texting you back! Lol 😂😂😂 7mo
Djspens Yep. This is me.... 7mo
AmyG @samplergal Ha!!! No. But that sounds like something I do....roll my eyes. 7mo
TheBookDream @Megara sooooo accurate 7mo
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Melissa_J 😂😂😂 7mo
hermyknee 😊 7mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer If low on snacks, wine also works quite well in my case 😂🍷 7mo
tonyahoswalt So true. 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💙💙💙That is so true!!! I need more introverts in my life! 7mo
Leftcoastzen 😀👍👏 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🤣🤣🤣 I love this. 7mo
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Yassssss...I so need this house and that book nook!

kstadt929 Love this!! 💕 8mo
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My mom bought me these for my birthday. I have a feeling many of us can relate. 😁

IheartYA I need these! Also, a hat like this would be beneficial. 😂 10mo
smilingshelves @IheartYA Yes, a hat would be perfect! 10mo
Liatrek Love these! 10mo
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🌻 Introvert

🌻 Do more

🌻 Audiobook 🎧

🌻 Clean. I have an unhealthy obsession with cleaning. I clean anything and everything I can. Sometimes sanitize too! 😂

🌻 Read graphic novels. Not Marvel/DC comics kind. Read graphic novel version of a novel, biography, etc It works for me. And reading children books helps too.😊

#bookslumpblues @hermyknee

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Where can I get this????? LOL!! 😂
The link to the commercial is below:


Happy Friday!!
#introvertaf #infp

Suet624 😂😂😂 13mo
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tracey38 This is so me. 1y
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SheilaChew So fun! Is this illustration in the book? 1y
umbrellagirl @SheilaChew No, I got them from website and made them into one image. https://www.16personalities.com/ 1y
SilversReviews I love how you illustrated this post...very creative and ingenious. 1y
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readordierachel Dana Scully for the win! 1y
SheilaChew Thank you for the link! Just took the test and I‘ve changed from an INTJ to INFJ! 1y
umbrellagirl @SheilaChew My result switches between ISTJ and INTJ depending on the test. 1y
TrishB I‘m ISTJ too 👍🏻 1y
umbrellagirl @TrishB It seems we are in good company. 1y
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I have taken so many versions of the Meyers-Briggs test. I have literally never had any result but this. #infj #introvertORextrovert @JoScho

DeborahSmall This is first I‘ve not got INFJ but INFP but only 2% in it !! 1y
JoScho Me too. You are in good company 😊 1y
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Advocates tend to see helping others as their purpose in life, but while people with this personality type can be found engaging rescue efforts and doing charity work, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all.
So Me!!!!!

81% introvert makes complete sense to me



JoScho Thanks for sharing. We have clearly found our people here on Litsy. 1y
Christine11 Me too ! 1y
99problemsbutabookaint1 @JoScho we certainly have and I love it!° 1y
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This is so true!! I'm always the one everyone comes to about their problems. Also, apparently I'm 81% introvert. Sounds about right! #introvertorextrovert

JenlovesJT47 I also have OCD and thought I was going crazy but they spelled extrovert wrong at the end of the quiz. Yes I am a dork! 🤓 1y
umbrellagirl @JenlovesJT47 I noticed that too! 1y
mypoesoul Yay! Finally scrolling through the Litsy feed and find someone that shares the exact same profile as I do. 😊 I‘ve taken this test before, even by someone that was a professional Myers-Briggs examiner and I get the same thing every time. 🤓 1y
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Ashley_Nicoletto This was mine as well! It's fascinating. 1y
JenlovesJT47 @mypoesoul @Ashley_Nicoletto yay! 🙌🏻 we introverts need to stick together. 🤓 1y
Melissa_J This is what I got too 😊 To be honest, though, a lot of the description doesn‘t really fit me. 1y
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I was actually a little surprised by the I but it was a 60/40 ratio. I always say I am a shy extrovert. It was interesting though and most of the traits of the defender were spot on especially in the workplace. #introvertorextrovert

Chasing_Pages I got the same thing and I‘m exactly the same why, shy and introverted sometimes but part extrovert other times. It‘s weird but at least the quiz understands us! 😉 1y
SilversReviews Me too. 1y
Ellebeekay This is mine too and I always think of myself as an outgoing introvert 😂 1y
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So the older I get the more introverted I think I am. I prefer to go nowhere on the weekends if I can help it. I just want to cozy up at home and relax. My younger self loved going out and being in a large group but eh not so much now. I was wondering if my fellow littens consider themselves more introverted or extroverted. #introvertorextrovert

Mitch Me too! As I‘ve got older I‘ve got better at acknowledging what I love to do and trying to do more of it. I have a very public / people orientated job - so when that‘s over I‘m a real home bod! Staying in is what I look forward to most about the weekend! 1y
CocoReads I‘m an introvert for sure. 1y
cobwebmoth I'm definitely an introvert. I like the idea of going and doing things until I actually get out amongst people, and then I want to go home. 1y
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Astroneman Mmmmm..... Introvert sure, but sometime extrovert 1y
DiruVamp Oh introvert all the way! 1y
MoMogrl I am definitely introvert. Always have been. I am INFP with introvert being 96% and everything else a l more balanced. 1y
JoScho @Mitch me too! I think what we do all week probably has a lot to do with it. 1y
Carolyn11215 I‘m something in between I think. I have to interact with people as part of my job and enjoy doing so...though sometimes just need to “be alone.” 1y
Ashley85 Introvert! I‘ve always struggled with wanting to read about people vs. actually being with people 😏 1y
JoScho @Ashley85 because in reality sometimes people can suck 😕 1y
JoScho @cobwebmoth the same! I had to go to Walmart the other day and when I left I thought to myself no wonder I do all my shopping online! 1y
MommyOfTwo For me it really depends on who is around 1y
Karkar Introverted for sure! 1y
BookMaven407 I am the same. My younger self was always out and about. Now a great weekend is not having to leave the house. I generally have groceries or anything needed delivered. 1y
JenReadsAlot Introverted! Can easily stay home all weekend and do nothing but read! 1y
2BR02B Introvert hiding behind a heavy shroud of social anxiety. Fictional people are usually the people I like best. 1y
TheLibrarian Definitely an introvert but I used to go out a lot in my younger days. 1y
JoScho @JenReadsAlot exactly! If I can park my car at home after work on Friday and not move it again until I leave for work on Monday I feel like it was a good weekend. 1y
JoScho @2BR02B I don‘t know that I have social anxiety but certainly anxiety. I worry about everything constantly. Being safe at home with my pets and hubs is my happy place. 1y
Christine11 I‘m the same - I‘ve definitely become more introverted as I‘ve gotten older ! 1y
JoScho @christine11 @TheLibrarian maybe that is a common thing - not sure - but it makes me feel better to know I‘m not the only one 😊 1y
2BR02B @JoScho Same. It often takes a lot of effort to force myself out of my comfort zone, but it's usually worth it. New experiences are the only way to grow. 1y
Jadams1776 Introvert to the max. Social interaction in general is awkward for me even when I‘m comfortable with people. I end up sitting there thinking “why am I here when there are books to be read and Movies to be watched?” 1y
JoScho @Jadams1776 I feel you. I think at this point in my life I know what makes me happy and it is generally not sitting around struggling to make conversation. 1y
rustoryhuf @JoScho I‘m so like this! Park and don‘t move, that‘s my weekend motto. Did someone say introvert? 1y
Nessavamusic I‘m an extroverted introvert, I‘m a teacher so I have to be “on” all day so outside of work I don‘t tolerate people much besides my husband. @JoScho 1y
JoScho @Nessavamusic me too! I think that has a lot to do with it. We basically “perform” all week for our students to get their attention and focus and then we are just done. 1y
Schuhbox Yes, me too. I used to enjoy going out and doing things even though I got my energy from being alone. But now, I‘d rather stay at home with a book or movie. 😀 1y
JoScho @rustoryhuf lol we are surrounded by our people here 😃 1y
xicanti I was surprised when the Myers-Briggs test told me I was an extrovert, but I've come to embrace the label. I love going out and doing stuff, though I find transportation stressful and I'm not especially good at meeting new people because I'm anxious. Send me out with someone who can make an introduction or two, though, and I'm all good. 1y
Melissa_J I‘m an introvert who can be an extrovert when the situation calls for it, and have become more comfortable with my extrovert side as I‘ve gotten older. That said, I need alone time to re-charge and rest, and I can‘t stay in social situations for extended periods of time without needing a solitude break. My husband thinks I‘d make a good hermit. 1y
Grrlbrarian Introvert called upon to be an extrovert at work. By the end of the workday, I‘m knackered and ready for solitude! Seems to have gotten more pronounced the older I get as well 1y
ReadingOver50 100% introvert. I‘ve never had any question about it. Surprisingly I am currently employed as a phone operator and talk to people all day. But because it is over the phone and I don‘t have to initiate conversations it is fine 😄 1y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Definitely an introvert. However, if I get to know a person I come out of my shell. Still introverted though, basically I avoid people. 😂😂 1y
KrystleTheBookSlayer 100% introvert! 1y
Kindredanne 100% Introvert!!!! 1y
Stacypatrice Introvert at Extrovert Job (I should have been a sloth wrangler). 1y
JoScho @Stacypatrice me too or a puppy trainer! 1y
VanChocStrawberry @xicanti I call myself an ambivert. I process out loud, and and find it helpful to talk through things with someone else (extrovert). I like being with people and don‘t get drained by my interactions, but I‘m very glad to have quiet alone time. I don‘t crave going out and doing stuff the way I used to. I‘m finding reading everyone‘s comments so interesting!! (edited) 1y
Amanda.T I‘ve always been introverted, but I‘ve noticed as I‘ve gotten older how much I need alone time to recharge. I‘m sure interacting with a toddler all day long probably has something to do with it. 😜 1y
jenniferw88 Introvert, but I can be extroverted if the situation calls for it. 1y
MelAnn I‘m an introvert - I enjoy people but have to have alone time to recharge! 1y
JoScho @MelAnn most of here feel the same way! 1y
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#CharlieTheFox understands what Saturday is for.

tammy_sue ❤️ 1y
TheLibrarian 💕 1y
Zelma Tha is some serious cuteness! 😍 1y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I am in love with this puppeh. 1y
Christine11 😍🐾😍 1y
Cailey_Mac Wow this photo makes me jealous I had to work this morning 😅💕 1y
Redwritinghood 😍😍 1y
Aims42 Such a cutie!!! I have the same blue blanket too lol 1y
Reviewsbylola Sweetie 😍😍 1y
valeriegeary Oh my gosh! I can't even stand the cuteness! Now I'll be scrolling through this hashtag all night instead of reading. 😋 1y
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Absolutely true! ❤️

Rachellynnwright I want this to be me all the time!! 1y
EvieBee Sigh. 🍕, 📚 and chill. Yes. 1y
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niha923 this is so me 1y
Lcsmcat Swap the chips and remote for chocolate 🍫 and 🍷 and you‘ve got me. 1y
AmyG 👍🏻 1y
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It‘s world introvert day! Let the partying commence! .... separately, in our own houses. 😉

(I know it‘s not strictly book related, but come on! You can see why I would want to share this with you all, right?) 🙃💗

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Dang it!! I‘m at work 🤣😜 2y
tracyrowanreads I find it perfectly apt. Happy New Year! (In a quiet, bookish way.) 😉 2y
alleyfam51699 Perfect! It‘s too cold to go outside and our family has really bad colds so I‘m staying in and reading all day. 2y
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Nat_Reads Perfect! I'm at a coffee shop, in the corner, reading away! Had to get out of my house in spite of the cold! 2y
readordierachel Every day is introvert day in my world 😂 2y
Christine ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
HotMessJess Do extroverted introverts count? 2y
Jess7 Hahaha! 2y
GypsyKat @HotMessJess Absolutely! I‘m basically half and half 😉 2y
GypsyKat @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You can celebrate at work! Imagine waving an invisible flag and drawing no attention to yourself. 😂 2y
GypsyKat @tracyrowanreads Haha! Happy bookish new year to you, too! 📚🙃 2y
GypsyKat @alleyfam51699 Everyone I know has a cold or flu right now, except for me. I‘m upping my daily dose of vitamins and trying to avoid people! 2y
GypsyKat @Nat_Reads Enjoy your solitude in public. 😉 2y
HotMessJess @GypsyKat same! Definitely getting more of my introvert qualities as a I age :) 2y
GypsyKat @HotMessJess I think I am too! But I‘m really a 50/50 split. I‘ve taken those personally quizzes a bunch of times, and depending on my mood, I always get the same two results: infj and enfj 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
LibrarianJen I‘m INFJ also! 💖 2y
GypsyKat @LibrarianJen There are a lot of us on Litsy! I‘m still including myself even though the other half of the time in an ENFJ. It‘s like I‘m in two clubs! 😉 2y
Andrew65 😂 Love the cartoon. 2y
new2kindle a day of my very own ☺ 2y
rustoryhuf Introvert, without question! 2y
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Day 19: #introverting #seasonsreadings2017

Litsy is my happy place.


bookloo Hey! That‘s me. ☺️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2y
2BR02B But how did you take the photo 2y
2BR02B 🤔🤔 2y
diovival @bookloo Yup! 😁 2y
diovival @2BR02B Awkwardly 😆 2y
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Saw a rainbow as this week of hellish enforced extroverting draws to an end. I'm taking it as an omen. 🙏🌈

Cathythoughts Looks like a good omen. I too , am a happy introvert 💕💕 2y
eanderson Lovely picture!!! Hope you get some good quality introverting time in this weekend! 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder "enforced extroverting" *shudder* Glad it's drawing to an end. 2y
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saresmoore A very good omen! Peace (and alone time) be with you. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm 🙏 beautiful! 2y
AlaMich "Enforced extroverting" wins for best expression, I think. ? 2y
SandyW I agree with @AlaMich but I'd add the hellish back in front. I'm glad for you that it's over. Enjoy your solitude! 2y
batsy @Cathythoughts Yessss 👊❤️ 2y
batsy @RestlessFickleBookSlut Right? I've never been more glad 😆 2y
batsy @AlaMich @SandyW Haha, thank you! 2y
Cathythoughts I agree @AlaMich “enforced extroverting”wins best expression. ⭐️ 2y
LeahBergen The “pot of gold” of solitude?? 😆 2y
batsy @LeahBergen Yes, exactly! 😁 2y
rubyslippersreads @Cathythoughts @AlaMich I'm with both of you! 😄 2y
batsy @rubyslippersreads I love that you guys understand ❤️ 😁 2y
Suet624 Hellish enforced extroverting. Yes. Yes. I know that place. 2y
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(With thanks to Slothilda Sloth, http://slothilda.com/blog)

Texreader Awwww. How cute! 2y
MinDea So true! 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Yes! This is perfect! 2y
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Yep, this sounds about right!

CouronneDhiver Me too! 👋🏽 2y
LeahBergen Yep - that was my result, too. 👍🏻 2y
AbstractMonica @LeahBergen 🙌🏼💕 2y
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❤🌜🏡📖🛏🤓🌛🌠💞 #BookwormProblems #BookishHumor #BooksInBed

PJ's and uninterrupted reading time....100% YASSS!! 🙆🏻💥🙆🏻💥🙆🏻💥🙆🏻

britt_brooke YES. 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
Zelma Love everything in this comic. 👍 2y
JessClark78 ❤️ 2y
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*waves to Littens from couch* 👋👋

(credit in pic)

CouronneDhiver I promised to go out for a drink with some coworkers but everything in me wants to be reading on the couch too. #introvertproblems 2y
jmtrivera 👋 from my cozy chair, where I finished reading my book and eating my pizza and am looking into watching that TV now. 2y
BookishMarginalia Hi! 👋🏼 2y
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cathysaid @CouronneDhiver Gotta do that occasionally to remember how to interact with humans! 😜 2y
cathysaid @jmtrivera Mmmm...pizza 👍 2y
cathysaid @BookishMarginalia Happy Friday! 2y
DimeryRene So perfect!! 2y
cathysaid @DimeryRene Isn't it? I follow Sweatpants and Coffee on FB. It's wonderful. 2y
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Hope everyone is enjoying the #litsypartyofone I know I am. This night is lit, like my scented candle. 😉 @Ambrosnazzy

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(I'm not the only one, right?)

Desha Nope! It's my day too! 😜☺️👍🏻❤️ 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa We have a day!!! Nobody told me that, of course I didn't leave my house today, but still! 😉. Thanks for letting me know! 3y
Christine 🙋❤ 3y
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Myhusbandhatesreading ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
LauraBrook Dang, I had to go back to work and couldn't fully enjoy our day! 3y
auntie_jenn ✋🏼 3y
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This sounds pretty spot on to be honest!