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I may be quiet, but don't assume I have a voice. I'm slow to speak, but quick to think and to feel.
I may be kind and gentle, but don't mistake me for a doormat to step on. I will not lay there and take abuse.
I may not react like you expect, but understand I will respond in time and in my own way.
I may show flashes of anger and irritation, but once I am heard, you will find deep caring at the root of it.
I may tire easily with lots of interaction, but I am also renewed by deep one on one conversation.
I may seem awkward at times in social situations, but I truly long to connect.
I may not hold up my end of the conversation, but know it's because I'm truly listening to you.
I may not contribute well in group work, but that doesn't mean I don't have ideas. I process internally before I speak, so allow me the time and the space to think and speak without being talked over.
I may be sitting alone, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'm lonely.
I may be an introvert, but that doesn't mean I can't also be a leader.