Photograph of a turtle withdrawn inside its shell. By Kenneth Buker.

Introversion and Anxiety: I AM My Shell

If you’re familiar with English idiom, you’ve probably heard the phrase “drawing someone out of their shell” before. If you do a search on it, you’ll find numerous examples of people asking how to accomplish this act with someone they consider shy or introverted or awkward. What’s interesting if you look at those results is…