National Introverts Week

Created by SCLSNJ Staff

According to the National Day Calendar: “The third week of March is set aside for National Introverts Week. The week confronts the stigma associated with introversion. It also celebrates the inherent strengths and qualities that make introverts such a dynamic and successful part of our world.”

I’m assuming everyone can make a guess about how this poll turned out, but you know what they say about assuming things…

But it’s true! Library workers are by and large introverts. More than 80% of respondents say they are introverts. 

Apparently, at least according to lots and lots of sources easily found on the internet, there are four types of introverts. Of those 80% of staff who are introverts here’s how that broke down: 

  • 44% – Social introverts. This is the “classic” type of introvert. Social introverts like small groups and quiet settings over crowds.
  • 26% – Thinking introverts. People in this group are daydreamers. They spend a lot of time in their thoughts and tend to have creative imaginations.
  • 19% – Anxious introverts. They seek out alone time not just because they like it, but also because they often feel awkward or shy around people.
  • 11% – Restrained/inhibited introverts. These introverts think before they act. They aren’t likely to make a decision on a whim. Typically, they take longer to take action.