A quiet Confidence
I recently watched the TED video - linked below. Some of the things Susan Cain said, I've experienced as a prejudice. (My mother gave me a book "How to Make friends and Influence People" I tried reading it. It was written for adults and a bit over my head.) Now as a mother, I look at my children and see, they too are introverts. "You're daughter has a quiet confidence in the class," my daughter's 4th grade teacher told me. I like the sound of that and refer to it quiet often when some likes to use the word shy or introvert. So for my children's sake, I hope you enjoy this TED talk. If you are an extrovert, perhaps it will help you to understand introverts better. And if you are an introvert, perhaps you will see that you are not alone. :)
Update: You will see in the video, that Susan explains that we all fall somewhere between introvert and extrovert. No one is the extreme. It's just some lean towards being introverted more and some lean towards extroverted more.