Friday, May 18, 2007

Limitations

Here is a quote from The Introvert Advantage, by Marti Olsen Laney, that has helped me to reorient the way I think about my introverted limitations: (p.226)

Many of the people I interviewed for this book had come to terms with the fact that they will not have as many friends, be able to work as much, or do as many things as extroverts do. But their friendships are deeper, they do meaningful work, and they enjoy the smaller, quieter moments of life. The more you are able to appreciate the advantages of being an introvert, the more you will be able to accept the fact that you have limitations. This does not mean something is wrong with you. Having limitations is not the problem. It is the meaning we give limitations that causes so much pain.