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Quiet: The Power of Introverts
Posted Jun 06, 2011
My daughter is an introvert and highly sensitive. Her interpersonal skills do not come naturally. She is very bright and loves to read and write. She did go out for crew which was huge. She is passive aggressive I think because she cannot express her ideas or feelings. How can we teach her?
She is defiant and does not want me to give any suggestions because she lives in a world of "I am not doing it right". She attacks her sister when she has to do something she does not want to do. If she is frustrated, she will instantly attack me or her sister for something to take out her frustration. She is not nice to me and will not respond when asked a question or just attacks. OK, some of this is 9th grade teen behavior. It is not acceptable and I need to know what to do.
Can you help? She stays home and I try to arrange get togethers that backfire and she does not go and just yells at me.
I am an extrovert and have learned to stay home and giver her space.
Susan Cain is the author of QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking and the co-founder of Quiet Revolution, a startup that aims to help businesses manage their introverted employees.
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