It sounds like 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, has distinctly introverted tendencies.

According to the New York Times, after dining with his family at 6:30, he retreats to his private office in the White House residence.

There he works on speeches, studies briefing papers, and reads specially selected letters from Americans. He also enjoys downtime – watching ESPN, reading a novel, or playing Words With Friends. He spends four or five hours there, mostly in solitude.

I always assumed such a role would demand a highly extraverted personality, but apparently not.

The article quotes historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, who has dined with the commander-in-chief several times during his presidency:

He seems to be somebody who is at home with himself.

That’s a lovely description of an introvert, don’t you think?

PS Did you know these famous people were introverts?

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