Introverts are not necessarily shy. Shy people are anxious or frightened or self-excoriating in social settings; introverts generally are not. Introverts are also not misanthropic… Rather, introverts are people who find other people tiring.

Dear extroverted friends, please read Caring for Your Introvert by Jonathan Rauch. And please, sometimes, occasionally, just leave me alone.

(via Claire Bagley)