Introverts

How to Rock a Party Like an Extrovert When You’re an Introvert

When you’re an introvert, you view life a little differently. Going to a post-work happy hour or even a dinner party at a friend’s house can be the cause of serious dread. You value your alone time and often need to recharge after too many social commitments stack up on your calendar. Sure, you’d …

Personality

9 Signs That You're An Ambivert

I’m sure you’ve been asked many times whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it’s an easy choice, but for most of us, it’s difficult to choose one way or the other.<p>It’s hard to choose because the introvert/extrovert dichotomy reflects a tired and outdated view of personality. …

Personality

If You Want to Be Productive, You Should Have More Quiet Time When You're Busy

The pace of life in today’s world has become non-stop. And the world has also got louder.Radios and TVs constantly blare out. Congested roads fill …

Happiness

6 things every introverted soul needs

Whether Myers-Briggs tells you so, or you’ve self-identified as an introvert, you’ll appreciate these products that affirm it’s okay to be quiet in …

Personality

3 Ways Introverts Can Shine at Work

If you identify as an introvert, you might recall a moment in your career when you felt your introverted characteristics held you back from getting …

Leadership

Quiz: Which Of The Four Types Of Introvert Are You?

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background image via Shutterstock<br>So you’ve figured out that you’re the complete opposite of an extrovert, and that …

Personality

How Do You Handle Being Misunderstood?

Hi!<p>Have you ever dealt with being misunderstood? What about its’ multiple effects? Sometimes being misunderstood is such an irritant. But, at other …

Personality

Is an Extrovert Really Happier Than an Introvert? Let's Look at the Research Findings

Are you an extrovert or an introvert? You may know straight away or you may think that you’re a mixture of both – most people are. We live in a world …

Personality

Mike McCarthy on his relationship with QB Aaron Rodgers: "Obviously very talented, but I always get a kick out of all his different interests. He's clearly one of the most intellectual individuals I've ever had the opportunity to coach. His insight is always appreciated. I enjoy talking football, we've been spending a lot of time talking pure passing game, going back to basics, going back to some of the old West Coast principles, we want to make sure we're educating our young quarterbacks the right way and I think it's definitely going to help everybody involved. So that's always fun … But I just always enjoy our personal conversations. You know, he has a lot going on, and he has that active brain that just doesn't shut down, and I can relate to that a little bit but he's a very interesting person."

Mike McCarthy on his relationship with QB Aaron Rodgers: "Obviously very talented, but I always get a kick out of all his different interests. He's …

Mike McCarthy

A Psychologist Explains Why Being Socially Awkward Is Actually an Advantage

While social cues aren't their strong suit, awkward people do excel in other areas.<p>Most awkward people can solve complex mathematical equations with ease. But put them in a casual social gathering, and they'll find small talk mind-boggling.<p>Ty Tashiro, a psychologist and the author of <i>Awkward: The</i> …

Personality

The Art of Being Too Sensitive

Have you been told you are too sensitive? Respond with a paintbrush.

Personality

Why we’re different people at work and at home

Introverts often act as extroverts for the sake of their careers – sometimes without even knowing it, writes Elizabeth Garone.<p>By day, Kevin Wisney is a mild-mannered, softly-spoken husband and father of a middle-school daughter. He spends his time shuttling his daughter between school and …

Personality

Maureen Chiquet, author and former global CEO of Chanel, on finding your own definition of success – Transform

In her new book, “Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership and Success on Our Own Terms,” Maureen Chiquet chronicles her unconventional path from …

Personality

How parents can help introverts thrive (without trying to turn them into extroverts)

In sixth grade, Marsha Pinto’s teacher wanted her to talk more loudly and more often, repeatedly telling Pinto that she would never succeed if she didn’t participate in class discussions and group work. The teacher may have had good intentions, but she called on Pinto daily, and when Pinto was …

Personality

11 ways to get feedback from your most introverted employee

I’m an introvert. Most people don’t believe me when I tell them this (I do a lot of public speaking for an introvert 😳), but I am an introvert …

Personality

Entering the Quiet Zone

Students are learning more advanced academic skills earlier than in years past and are completing work all day long, and sometimes they need a break …

Personality

Can Socialising Cure Depression?

It is a well-churned piece of knowledge that <b>socialising</b> does have a part in curing depression. But, the question is, to what extent?<p>When you’re …

Depression

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Talking with Anyone at a Networking Event

Have you ever avoided conversation at a networking event? What's your go-to strategy?<p>I was recently speaking with a senior executive at a Fortune 500 company who was lamenting the fact that so many of his top employees were such bad networkers and schmoozers - incredibly uncomfortable in a room …

Networking

Introverts vs. Extroverts: Leadership Challenges & How to Solve Them

It's hard to be a leader, whether you're an introvert or an extrovert. Learn about mistakes different types of leaders can make -- and how to fix …

Personality

The 3 Keys to Daily Well-Being

Tom Rath, bestselling author of Are You Fully Charged?, reveals 3 simple, practical ways to have a better day.<p><b>Tom Rath</b> is a researcher, author, and …

Happiness

Q&A: Jobalaya, the Introvert-friendly Job Referral Platform

Are you on the job hunt but trying to avoid small talk and networking events? Or does your company have a referral program you would like to benefit from more?<p>If so, you might want to check out Jobalaya.<p>“Because of the way companies recruit people today, it’s very easy to have a skewed workforce …

Startups

16 Things You’ll Notice When You’re In The Presence Of An Empath

<b>“Yes, we notice a lot of what goes on around us- but you’ll notice some things about us too.”</b><p>Can you remember an instance when someone, a complete …

Emotions

I asked you for etiquette tips. Smartphone manners were one of your biggest pet peeves: Keenan

A defining trait of Toronto manners, according to the new book <i>Toronto Public Etiquette Guide</i> I wrote about recently, is “avoidance of speaking to …

Etiquette

As A Highly Sensitive Person, I Must Have Time Alone. Every. Single. Day. To Recharge

For the first eight years of parenting, I was a full-time stay-at-home mom. I worked very part-time, as a breastfeeding counselor and lactation …

Parenting

Find Out What % Introvert And Extrovert You Are By Swiping These "Office" Characters On Tinder

"You all took a life here today... the life of the party."

Tinder

When introversion collides with the desire to connect

In The Ultimate Guide To Being An Introvert, James Altucher describes a scenario that is recognizable to anyone who is an introvert:<p>A few months ago …

Personality

Personal branding for introverts

<i>This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think</i> …

API.AI “Small Talk” Is Now Open! Why Is It A Big Deal?

<b>What Problems we Faced With Small Talk on a Real Project</b><p><b>You can’t customize every response.</b><p>During one of our projects at BotCube we were building a …

How To Cope With Going To A Party Alone

For people with social anxiety, going to a party can be pretty overwhelming, but for those who have to go alone — it can be downright terrifying.<br>Your …

Canadian News

Introverts Thrive in These 3 Work Conditions, Says a Career Expert

Do you ever come home after a long week at work and just feel drained? It’s as if all your energy has been sapped and all you want to do is have some …

Personality