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The Loud, Overwhelming World of Misophonia

For those that don’t know, Misophonia is (most-likely) a neurologically based disorder that causes an aversive reaction to audial and visual stimuli. …

How To Deal With An Extreme Over-Talker

Have you ever felt trapped into listening to a monologist—a non-stop talker? Have you tried to give non-verbal cues such as looking away or acting …

Childfree women should NOT have to justify why they don’t have kids

The motherhood v childless (or childfree) debate has been reignited this month.<p>First, Tory MP Andrea Leadsom sparked fury when she intimated she …

Parenting

Judging the childless: ‘When I say I've no kids, people look at me sadly’

Jennifer Aniston has spoken for millions of women who feel they are looked down on for not having children<p>Sat, Jul 30, 2016, 06:00<p>Jenny Headen: ‘Do …

10 Women Look Back On Living Childfree By Choice

More women than ever in the U.S. are making the choice to remain childfree—or not making the choice to have children, depending on how you want to …

Living with Misophonia

<b>‘What’s that awful ticking noise?’</b><p><b>‘Who’s tapping their feet on the floor?’</b><p><b>‘Why can’t people eat without making that annoying chomping sound?’</b><p><b>‘You sip</b> …

Mental Health

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Something to Chew On

When she was a kid, torture for one 23andMe customer was having to sit at the dinner table listening to her father chew his food.This was long before …

Misophonia Medical Course

Do You Have Misophonia? There Might be a Neurological Reason Why

Kyoto Just Made an Etiquette Guide for Clueless Travelers

It’s no secret that Japan, also known as the ‘most polite nation on Earth’, do things a little differently to a lot of other Westernized …

Misophonia research: Disorder of irritation by chewing, lip-smacking, sniffing sounds.

When I first read a description of misophonia, my reaction was: <i>Other people have this?!</i> This intense, angry reaction to everyday sounds like chewing, …

10 Cards That Will Make Your Introvert Crush Totally Swoon

"We should get together and cancel plans on other people."<p>You have to play your cards <i>just right</i> if you want an introvert to fall in love with you. Skip the fancy reservation at a new restaurant where people only want to be seen. Your introvert crush would probably much rather stay in with you, …

37 Jokes That'll Make Every Introvert Think "Yep, That's Me!"

"First rule of introvert club: there is no introvert club. Thank goodness."

Social Media

'You're Very Quiet'

All my life I've been hearing those three words, or words to that effect. From nursery, to university, right through to my working life, I've been …

Why You Should Be Spending More Time Alone

When can you last remember actually spending time alone?<p>As you rack your brain, you may be surprised that you come up short. And you're not alone. While humans are social beings by nature, we live in a society where we're over-scheduled, leaving very little room for a little QT with ourselves.<p>For …

19 One-Pan Recipes That Cut Your Meal-Prep Time in Half

Putting together a week’s worth of food in advance saves time and is pretty much the responsible thing to do. But it can also make for a serious mess …

Healthy Eating

10 New Rules For Brainstorming Without Alienating Introverts

Try this revolving-door policy for your next brainstorm, by letting introverts come and go when they please.<p>The brainstorm is beloved by some and dreaded by many. We live in a world that offers choice for everything from styles of coffee to TV shows to TVs themselves. But when it comes to …

To Introverts Who Fear Leadership: You Have Advantages

<i>Regina Soh is the founder of</i> <i>InviPulse</i> <i>and a Marshall Goldsmith certified coach. She is also a content contributor on leadership development and</i> …

7 Doodles That Explain Why Introverts Act The Way They Do

"We're not antisocial, we're differently social."<p><i>You’re not antisocial. You’re differently social. Sign up for a newsletter that actually gets it.</i><p>Introverts interact with the world differently.<p>While extroverts get an energy boost from chatting with friends at a party, for example, the same …

Thinking Introverts Are Weird? Check These 16 Comics Before You Make The Judgement

How to Survive an Open Office If You're an Introvert

October 16, 2015<p>Big, open spaces crammed full of bodies with nothing to break up the sound of a workday frenzy: sounds great, right? While open …

The curse of being quiet

I get it all the time: "You're kind of quiet, aren't you?"<p>The question comes in different forms, just swap quiet for reserved. Introverted. Independent. Calm. Withdrawn. Cold. But it all boils down to one thing: I'm a little too distant for some people's taste.<p>Which, to be honest, is a fair …

Behavioral Sciences

Science Says There Are 4 Types of Introverts: Which One Are You?

Being an introvert isn’t a bad thing — sure, small talk might not be your favorite activity, but you’re definitely a pro at making your alone time rock. Thanks to Susan Cain’s bestseller <i>Quiet</i>, the whole world learned what many of us already knew: Introverts are awesome. Wellesley Psychology …

Psychology

Attention Fellow Introverts: It's Time to Stop Beating Ourselves Up

I crave time alone even when I'm lonely. How I'm learning to accept my introversion while pushing myself out of my comfort zone.<p>A few years ago, my best friend of over a decade called me and I chose not to answer. We were living in different states and hadn't seen each other in months; in his …

Psychology

A Collection Of Comics That Introverts Will Totally Relate To

(Comic via Gemma Correll)<p>When Myers-Briggs came up with their test to categorize people as either introverted or extroverted they couldn't have known …

Personality

Socially awkward? Here's what to do when someone gives you the cold shoulder (listen up Theresa May)

This week, when Theresa May was seen being awkwardly excluded from salutations at the EU summit, many felt her pain.<p>A video has emerged in which the Prime Minister appears to be being ignored by other attendees. It was tweeted by journalists covering Thursday morning's event in Brussels and shows …

Alternatives to Bragging for Introverts

Whether it concerns getting ahead on the job or attracting clients, most people associate marketing oneself with bragging. On the surface, this makes …

9 Illustrations Every Introvert Will Understand

About a year ago, someone I follow on Instagram shared something that looked like a comic strip from the Sunday Funnies of my childhood. Only, …

10+ Introvert Comics By Debbie That Only People With Social Anxiety Will Understand

Attention to every introvert out there: there's a perfect comic series for you. "Where's My Bubble", drawn by a self-taught artist called Debbie, …