Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Introverts Corner

Psychology Today has recently started a column called The Introverts Corner, which I'm really enjoying. There is a very helpful article discussing the distinction between introversion and shyness, that differentiates between motivation for socializing versus behaviors expressed in social situations. Introverts who are not shy may have low motivation for socializing but can be skilled in social situations when it's required. Those who are shy may have a high motivation for socializing (especially if they're extroverts) but their social skills and behaviors may be inhibited, marked by fear or anxiety.