"The word introvert is not a synonym for hermit or misanthrope. Introverts can be these things, but most are perfectly friendly."
Someone on Booklikes once described themselves to me as an introvert with extrovert tendencies. That really struck me because it's kind of how I would describe myself. Seems to fit with the varying characteristics of introverts described in this book. According to Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, there is a broad spectrum of characteristics, and as one would expect, not every introvert shares the same characteristics. Also, some people tend to associate being shy with being an introvert, which is not the case .You can be shy without being an introvert, and you can be an introvert without being shy. And, of course, you can be both.
Pretty interesting so far.