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Old 09-13-2012, 12:53 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by effortless View Post
@ atac "Introvert does not mean shy." - yes, shy is usually seen as one aspect of introversion. That is a definition from the "New Oxford American Dictionary". I think the first part is a general definition and the second part is a definition specific to psychology.
Introversion is specific to psychology. There's no alternative meaning. And no, it doesn't mean shy. Plenty of extroverts are shy.

Shyness is a fear. Introversion isn't.

The confusion arises because shyness and introversion both often result in quietness. Therefore, introverts can appear shy even when they aren't.

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