Wow. I am only half way through the book but already, so much of my life and the difficulties I have had make sense. Turning 50 this year and finally embracing my difference with the rest of the world. I could not-would not-have reached this point without a simple google search for Introvert and discovering Marti's book. I don't even remember what sparked me to research this but I am glad I found it.
On the story of the mule in the road (pg 82), I was a nurse in a busy Emergency Dept for 12 years. Way back, nearly 30 yrs ago, I noticed that when a patient was crashing or any odd crisis erupting in the ER, when others would ramp up the volume and adrenalin, I withdrew and quieted. Over the years, I recognized this trait of mine. Quiet focus amidst chaos. I have never known anyone else that reacted to crisis that way. Truthfully, I always felt odd.
Discovering the work by Dr Laney has been a lifesaver for me.
Thank you Dr Laney