How to care for your introvert

This has been doing the rounds lately amongst a few of my Facebook friends.  Ordinarily, I wouldn’t reproduce something like this, but as I agree with all the points made, I believe that an exception can be made here.

I have no idea who the original author is; if anyone knows, please let me know so that I can properly credit him/her.

So, here is: How To Care For Your Introvert…

  1. Respect their need for privacy.
  2. Never embarrass them in public.
  3. Let them observe first in new situations.
  4. Give them time to think, don’t demand answers.
  5. Don’t interrupt them.
  6. Give them advance notice of expected changes in their lives.
  7. Give them 15 minute warnings to finish whatever they are doing.
  8. Reprimand them privately.
  9. Teach them new skills privately.
  10. Enable them to find one best friend who has similar interests and abilities.
  11. Don’t push them to make lots of friends.
  12. Respect their introversion, don’t try to remake them into extroverts.
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