The essay’s over six years old, but I just read it:
Do you know someone who needs hours alone every day? Who loves quiet conversations about feelings or ideas, and can give a dynamite presentation to a big audience, but seems awkward in groups and maladroit at small talk? Who has to be dragged to parties and then needs the rest of the day to recuperate? Who growls or scowls or grunts or winces when accosted with pleasantries by people who are just trying to be nice?
If you shouted “ME!” to most of that paragraph, you’ll likely to love the piece. If you identify as an extrovert, you’re likely to find at least a few of Rauch’s paragraphs off-putting. But it’s unquestionably worth a read by everyone.
Also good, an interview with Rauch from 2006.
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