Book recommended in this episode: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (Audible edition from Amazon)
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Another suggestions, also by Cain: Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids by Susan Cain, Gregory Mone, and Erica Moroz
Susan McCain‘s website is quietrev.com, which has tons of resources, including a introvert/ambivert/extrovert test. Take it and see what result you get–see where you fall on the spectrum! I did, and again came out as an introvert.
From her site:
It matters because introversion and extroversion lie at the heart of human nature. One scientist refers to them as “the north and south of temperament.” When you make life choices that are congruent with your temperament—and allow others to do the same—you unleash vast stores of energy.
Conversely, when you spend too much time battling your own nature, the opposite happens: you deplete yourself.