Wednesday, January 11, 2012

How To Respect Introverts

  • Respect their needs for privacy
  • Never embarrass them in public
  • Let them observe first in new situations
  • Give them time to think. Don't demand instant answer.
  • Don't interrupt them.
  • Give them advance notice of expected changes in their lives.
  • Give them 15 minutes warning to finish whatever they are doing before calling them for dinner or moving on the next activity. 
  • Reprimand them privately.
  • Teach them new skills privately rather than in the public.
  • Enable them to find one best friend who has similar interests and abilities, encourage this relationship even the friend moves.
  • Don't push them to make a lot of friends.
  • Respect their introversion. 
  • Don't try to remake them into extroverts.  
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