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World Introvert Day: What introversion actually means

If introverts got 10 bucks for every time someone asked them that, they would have enough to go on a world trip. Because that's how they</b> …

More Talk About Talking Too Much

It's hard to imagine telling a friend he or she talks too much--but might airing that truth be a kindness?

Self-help

An Open Letter to People Who Talk Too Much

Introverts are often sitting ducks for chatterboxes. This is what we're thinking as we sit and listen and listen and listen.

Self-help

Go or Don't Go: The Whys and Why Nots

Staying home is not always the right choice, even for introverts. Here's how I weigh various situations to decide if I want to stay in or get out …

Barnes & Noble

The Emotionally Intelligent Way for Introverts to Meet New People and Make a Great First Impression

If you find it hard to make small talk with people you don't know, this is the perfect solution -- and best of all, you'll make someone else feel less insecure, too.<p>I walked into a room filled with strangers and immediately became that guy.<p>Confidence is a funny thing. Stick me on a stage in front …

Self-help

Introverts think they won't like being leaders but they are capable

Introverts often don’t think they will enjoy leadership roles and so are less likely to go for the top job, new research finds. In fact, introverts …

Psychology

16 Tweets That Will Speak To Your Soul If You're An Introvert

"Whenever I am given the option to go big or go home, I'd rather go home."<p>If you’re an introvert, you likely value your alone time. You think before you speak. You’d much rather socialize one-on-one than in a group. A phone call is probably your worst nightmare. But most of all, you are silently …

5 New Year's Resolutions for Introverts

Quiet? You'll be happier and more productive this year if you make these simple changes.<p>It's well known fact that something like 92 percent of New Year's Resolutions fail. Why such an incredibly low success rate? Perhaps because so many of us resolve to do things like eat more kale or start a …

Personality

Brains of Introverts Reveal Why They Prefer Being Alone

Human faces may hold more meaning for socially outgoing individuals than for their more introverted counterparts, a new study suggests.<p>The results …

How to Small Talk if You Hate Small Talk

I have two speeds when it comes to small talk: “Tell me your life story!” or a nice, blank stare. It depends on my mood, how much I’ve had to drink …

Why I Worry About Being a Good Listener

Introverts are good listeners, but do we even try to get our fair share of the conversation, or simply allow our needs to be buried under other …

Self-help

How to Date an Introvert

Introversion can be an easy scapegoat for relationship problems, but it's only the beginning of the discussion.

Self-improvement

Why Being an Introvert May Be Better for Your Mental Health

We value extroversion in education and work, but a recent study shows alone time may have earned an unnecessarily bad rep.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>It's official: we're worn out. Scientifically knackered. Two-thirds of adults told researchers at Durham University that they need …

Personality

Be Introverted, Not an Introvert

Labeling yourself "an introvert" suggests a fixed behavior hewing to a set of guidelines; considering yourself "introverted" is a starting point for …

Introverts

Best Six Dog Breeds for Introverts

Best Six Dog Breeds for Introverts<p>Since Carl Jung published Psychological Types in 1921, introverts have been branded as shy people who were only …

Pets

10 sentences that introverts hope others will stop saying to them

If you’ve been an introvert all your life, or if your friend or family member is an introvert, you’ve got to read this.<p>Often referred to as a “shy” …

50 Business Ideas for Introverted Entrepreneurs

If you like working alone and can sometimes get overwhelmed being around crowds of people all the time, you’re probably an introvert. But there are …

How Introverts Can Meet People Without Bars or Booze

<b>“Be yourself, because an original is worth more than a copy.” ~Unknown</b><p>There was a moment during my twenties years when I realized I was an …

Is Your Child An Introvert? A Few Signs To Look Out For

It's no secret that different kids have different temperaments. But sometimes it can be difficult to decipher what your child's personality is while …

Parenting

Are you an introvert? Work's going to get worse

Most companies worry about discriminating against their employees on the basis of race, gender or sexual preference.<p>But they give little thought to …

11 Comics That Make Perfect Sense To Introverts

Because small talk is the worst.<p>If the thought of making small talk fills you with dread, or if you pray to the heavens above that no one joins you in the elevator before the doors close, then you might be an introvert. You also might be Finnish.<p>Finland, the magical land that’s home to actual …

10 Things That Happen When You’re the Quiet One in a Relationship

Relationships are weird. Sometimes they flourish between two like-minded people and sometimes opposites make it work. If your ideologies about life …

Relationships

I Thought I Had to Be a Brash Extrovert to Be Successful, But Now I Know Who I Really Am

When I was young, nobody talked about how it’s okay to be an introvert. Susan Cain’s bestselling book <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That</i> …

5 Reasons All Introverts Should Have a Mental Health Plan

As an introvert, I try to maximize quiet time. Ideas pour out of me when I have solitude, and I feel like the most productive and reliable person …

Mental Health

How I Learned to Love Myself as a Highly Sensitive Person

As a highly sensitive person, sitting in the car in traffic with my husband can be excruciating. Suddenly the radio is just the slightest bit too …

How a Speech Class Accidentally Helped Me Find My Introverted Self

It was my first semester of college when I truly began to understand what being introverted meant. Until then, I had battled low self-esteem and …

I Thought I Had an Ugly Personality

<i>The following is an excerpt from The Irresistible Introvert: Harness The Power of Quiet Charisma in a Loud World, by Michaela Chung.</i><p>“Why do you …

How Teachers Can Help 'Quiet Kids' Tap Their Superpowers

When Lily Shum was little, she dreaded speaking up in class. It wasn't because she didn't have anything interesting to say, or because she wasn't paying attention or didn't know the answer. She was just quiet.<p>"Every single report card that I ever had says, 'Lily needs to talk more. She is too …

Teaching

How being an introvert affects my mom personality

A few months ago, a friend of mine was sharing her introvert guilt, explaining that she hates events at her daughter’s school where she has to make small talk. I told her I sympathize because I am an introvert, too. She responded with, “I figured you were. You spend every day with imaginary worlds …

Parenting

Why Introverts Are Introverts? Because Their Brains Are Different

You prefer to curl up and read a book by yourself over going to a flashy social event. You like the company of one close friend rather than a group …

Psychology