[Paleopsych] introverts

Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D. ljohnson at solution-consulting.com
Tue Oct 19 13:56:41 UTC 2004

Introverts are marginalized because they are more comfortable on the 
margins. Extraverts love the spotlight and flourish there, so naturally 
they tend to lead. Wishing it were otherwise is irrational.

Michael Christopher wrote:

>>>Extroverts therefore dominate public life. This 
>is a pity. If we introverts ran the world, it would no
>doubt be a calmer, saner, more peaceful sort of
>--I've seen a lot of brilliant introverts marginalized
>in groups dominated by more outgoing but less talented
>people. I wonder if there are ways to create groups
>that nurture introverts rather than pushing them to
>the edges? Our culture tends to believe that people
>who are dominant and outgoing deserve to be on top,
>but in the process a lot of good ideas are lost.
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