Originally Posted by effortless
@ 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.
Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness.
Last edited by WhiskeyEE; 09-13-2012 at 12:55 AM.