This is the description of a book that is a description of me. The book: The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World. And this is how they depict an introvert:
Some people – a sizeable minority – prefer to avoid the limelight, tend to listen more than they speak, feel alone in large groups, and require lots of private time to restore their energy. Often they feel different, not right, less than. But as Marti Olsen Laney proves, that is far from the truth.
The Introvert Advantage dispels common myths about introverts – they’re not necessarily shy, aloof, or antisocial – and explains how they are hardwired from birth to focus inward, so outside stimulation such as chitchat, phone calls, parties, or office meetings can easily become “too much”. Most importantly, it thoroughly refutes many introverts’ belief that something is wrong with them. Instead, it helps them recognize their inner strengths – their analytical skills, ability to think outside the box, and strong powers of concentration.
My wife always complains when we go out that I didn’t say a thing. But I always do, with the intention of listening to what others have to say. Of course, the place where I am most at peace is in a second-hand book shop, just browsing the shelves.