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October 9, 2012 11:59 AM

The perks of being an introvert

Don’t be insulted if Cathy Hoag leaves your party early, or doesn’t attend. The 50-year-old Olathe woman is not rude or antisocial. She just doesn’t like small talk — or loud talk. It intimidates her and saps her strength. Many people don’t understand introverts like her, she says. They ridicule and underestimate them. But a chorus of voices is out to change that view, extolling the virtues of introverts.

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