Violet strengthens the introverts, the shy ones, the so-called “shrinking violets.” There is a tension one has to maintain, as an introvert, between sharing one’s self and one’s gift to the world with the downtimes and solitude needed to develop those things in private. Violets put out the showy “ta-da!” flower that we all love, but it has few if any seeds. The real reproduction goes on beneath the leaf canopy, with unseen and petal-less flowers full of seeds. This is reflective of the way violet personalities can best function. The outward flower for the rest of us to love and delight in, yet protecting the most important developments until they are ready to be unleashed. For this reason violet is great not only for the shy, or socially phobic, but the artists, writers and others who desire privacy during creation yet also need to feel safe enough to share their work.