Dr. Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Professor and podcast host Dr. Laurie Santos is an expert on human cognition and the…
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Jessica Pan hated social gatherings – she cried when her friends threw her a surprise birthday party, and was even too scared to give a speech at her own wedding. Jessica was a hardcore introvert – and it was making her sad.
Extroverts find it easier to experience the joy that comes with social interactions – but that doesn’t mean introverts are doomed to lives that lack such fun. Jessica read some research that suggested introverts can learn to enjoy being more outgoing – so decided to turn her social life around.
You can read more of Jessica’s story in her book: Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come: One Introvert’s Year of Saying Yes. She is posting updates from her year of extroverting at her Substack, “It’ll Be Fun, They Said.”