I am an introvert and I love it.
And I'm not alone.
Introverts are everywhere, and our quiet approach to life, our need for solitary time, isn't a flaw - it's a gift.
But as an introvert it's not always easy to realise how wonderful you are.
The world feels like a place that rewards extroverts.
Where being loud is mistaken for being confident and happy.
Where everyone has something to say, but nobody listens.
A world of open-plan offices, networking parties, and big personalities.
For those who speak softly, it's easy to feel left out.
As a child, I blended into the background.