Kids in School: How do you raise your introverted child in an extroverted world? Some thoughts: Introversion isn’t a disease that needs curing. About 30% of any class is introverted—more than most teachers think. Introverts have one or two very deep interests. Some, but not too much, collaborative work suits introverts. Teach all kids—introverts and extroverts—to work independently. Pushing introverts into extroverted areas only shuts them down more. Introverts are not fans of crowds—gym, recess, or the lunchroom.