Sunday, January 29, 2012

How to Care for Introverts

  • Respect their need for privacy.

  • Never embarrass them in public.

  • Let them observe first in new situations.

  • Give them time to think. Don't demand instant answers.

  • Don't interrupt them.

  • Give them advanced notice of expected changes in their lives.

  • Give them 15 minute warnings to finish whatever they are doing before calling them to dinner or moving on to the next activity.

  • Reprimand them privately.

  • Teach them new skills privately rather than in public.

  • Enable them to find one best friend who has similar interests and abilities; encourage this relationship even if the friend moves.

  • Do not push them to make lots of friends.

  • Respect their introversion. Don't try to remake them into extraverts.

Source: Tumblr

Note: If you're feeling the urge to print out this list and post it on your front door, you may enjoy Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto by Anneli S. Rufus

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