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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.”

The Host

Dr. Laurie Santos

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…