Introverts for Animals

What I found most attention-grabbing about this book, from the perspective of an animal activist, was the realization that many attributes that characterize introverts — non-conformity, sensitivity to injustice and irresponsibility, internalization of guilt and sorrow, empathy, being easily disturbed by violence and cruelty — align well with the traits that incline individuals to sympathize with animals and effectively advocate for them.

First, as Cain points out, introverts express their opinions best through writing, which allows them to excel in new spheres of social media. Introverts have the natural skills to become leaders in virtual conversations through Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. Introvert animal activists would do well to seek online platforms to be a written voice for animals.

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