Jonathan Herron: Introverts Make Great Communicators

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Encouraging to this introvert. But I struggle with the idea that being an introvert is a "weakness." Why?

Robert Baxter

Appreciated the post!


I agree, David. Being an introvert is not a weakness but part of how God has uniquely wired a person. I think the idea that Jon is trying to communicate (and one we've experienced first hand) is that often society views introverted traits as weak or lacking in social skills. People see the charismatic up front personality and expect that level of intensity in all their interactions with the individual. This expectation can then drive the introvert to be someone they aren't or feel like they are lacking in some way. I think these examples are provided to encourage the introvert to praise God for using the introvert in a way that unmistakably gives God all the glory!

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