I listened to an interview on NPR with author, Susan Cain. Her book is called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. She talked about the difference in introversion and shyness. Growing up I thought they were one in the same. Turns out they're not. Cain defines introversion as a preference of intimate chat over lunch with a close friend vs a booming party with a bunch of strangers. Shyness is the fear of negative social judgement. And an extrovert is the opposite of both. Of course, none of us is 100% introvert nor 100% extrovert. It got me thinking... which am I? If you go to the interview link I posted above you can take a quiz. Which are you?
Turns out I am 65% extrovert, 35% introvert.
These pictures have nothing to do with this interview but a post is never fun without pictures. These are from December when Emily (my sister) was in the hospital ---- Josh's (my brother's) girls playing Lil' Pet Shop with Rose in our kitchen. Rose was in heaven having her cousins in town for a couple of weeks.