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01/24/2012

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Claudia

Since when was not wanting to be around a bunch of loudmouths considered an issue? I've never wanted to be around peoplemy age because they are all incredibly immature. Being isolated does not indicate low self esteem. Introverts are actually less likely to have low self esteem based on how society judges us because we just do not care. In some cases we might have low self esteem based on our own standards of judgement based on personal preference. In short being introverted is not an "issue" like you make it out to be. I suggest doing a lot more research before making assumptioms like this.

Sharon Cook,m LCSW, LMFT

Claudia, I'm so regretful that you found this post upsetting. I am also an introvert. I am very comfortable being an introvert. I just understand that we are different from people who are more extroverted. I obviously did not make my points very well. My intent was to say that some times a teen in introverted and as a result isolates more that some others and this may be the reason. It was my intent to say that this was not an issue unless the teenager wanted more friends. I find that often parents of introverted teens want their child to be more outgoing. I meant to point out that this was normal for them. Thank you for alerting me to how I missed this mark. Sherri

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