Why introverts make for better employees

All you shy ones, prepare for a confidence boost<p>Have you ever found yourself overcome with silence in the middle of a meeting as the more confident, …


Pet the Pup at the Party takes social anxiety and makes it fun

Don’t speak to strangers — just pet the puppos<p>Some of my most vivid memories from college take place at parties: house parties, parties in tiny dorm rooms, a singular frat party mishap. But these aren’t experiences I look back on fondly in any sense: They were living nightmares, ostensibly fun …


19 Things Only Introverted Extroverts Will Understand

You find it easy to make friends, but you love being alone.


Master This Lost Art to Improve Your Networking Skills

Our habitual phone use has created an inability to network and interact with strangers--and it is hurting you.<p>As strange as this might sound, one of my favorite aspects of traveling has been engaging in small talk with complete strangers. These strangers, after all, shared something in common with …


An Introvert's Guide To Running Groups

Introvert’s Guide<p>Running is often thought of as a solo sport, and to introverts that sounds like pure bliss. As an introvert myself—the kind who …


Introvert Mother, Party Of One, Your Table Is Now Available

There was a time in my life I wouldn’t be caught dead dining alone in a restaurant. In fact, I didn’t like doing anything alone. I enjoyed the …


An Introvert’s Guide to Outside Lands

Yes, introverts, you can do this!<p>It seems like people no longer attend music festivals for the music. Amidst a sea of inebriated socialization, …

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Not Sure If You're an Introvert or Extrovert? You Might Be an Ambivert.

9 signs that you’re an ambivert.<p>I’m sure you’ve been asked many times whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it’s an easy …


The 1 Surprising Trait Successful People Have and What You Need to Know to Connect With Them

Understanding this common characteristic can help you connect with top industry leaders.<p>When we imagine successful and prominent business people, we expect them to have extroverted personalities. We assume that they are the life of the party, who chats up every person and charms every business …


6 Ways to Feel More Comfortable Talking About Money

Money — it makes the world go ’round. But talking about it? Not so much. As a matter of fact, financial conversations sometimes make the world feel like it’s come to a complete stop. Have you ever felt totally tongue-tied when it came time to ask your boss for a well-deserved raise or when you and …


How to ask a chatty person to be quiet during a movie or TV show | Miami Herald

Q: Your friend or significant other is talking during a movie or TV show you really want to focus on. How should you go about telling him or her to …


Social Butterfly Returned to Cocoon

Climbing out of the car, I had a distant yet familiar feeling wash over me. As Brady encouraged, ‘go make friends, don’t be shy!’ I was brought back …


Social Etiquette Advice for Extroverts (Because, Yes, You Need Help, Too)

Let’s talk about one of the great myths surrounding extroverts: that they’re elite conversationalists who shine in any social setting—supplying the bubbly effervescence to cocktail chatter and buoying dinner-party small talk. They’re the queens of the social scene. And while it’s true that …


Here's a major way introverts can score a promotion

More<p>If you consider yourself an introvert and want to move up in your career, it's important to foster one-on-one relationships with those at the …


Every Church Needs an Adam (McHugh)

The biggest and “successful” churches are designed by and appeal to extroverts. The smallest and least “successful” churches are designed by and …


Introvert Kryptonite: How to Survive a Large Social Gathering

Just as the green glowing rock of the planet Krypton drains Superman of his super powers, so the large social gathering empties introverts of our energy, even if it’s a party of good friends. Big social occasions involve lots of people, noise, movement, and interaction. We’re just not wired to …


You're The Grandpa Friend If You Can Relate To Any Of These 21 Things

Step aside, mom friend. There's a new sheriff in town.


19 Things “Talkative” People With Social Anxiety Don’t Tell You

"I wish people understood that sometimes I am in the mood to talk and sometimes I’m not."<p><i>This story was published on The Mighty by Juliette Virzi, a platform for people facing health challenges to share their stories and connect.</i><p>Being a “social” person with social anxiety might sound a bit like an …


I Am A Highly Sensitive Person. Here's What I Wish More People Knew About HSPs

You're not weird. You're just part of the HSP tribe....


16 Things I Wish I Knew Before Dating a Shy Guy

No, he's not quiet because he hates you (repeat to self forever)<p><b>1.</b> <b>You'll get a real rush from dating a guy who never interrupts you.</b> Or, if he does, he immediately notices and says sorry. Being able to passionately talk without being cut off is borderline orgasmic.<p><b>2. The dreaded ~silent moments~</b> …


9 Chill Bachelorette Party Ideas Every Introvert Will Fall In Love With

While getting married can be tons of fun, it can also be tons of stress. Even the fun things, like planning an epic bachelorette party, can get to …


How To Recharge When Your Kids Zap All Your Energy

Getting time to yourself as a parent is harder than most people think. Even if you have a well-behaved kid, there's always something they want to …


Why the World Needs More Introverts | Heleo

“Study after study finds introverted leaders delivering better outcomes than extroverted leaders.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Why colleges don’t pick the</i> …


22 Problems That Come With Only Having, Like, Two Friends

"I don't need any more friends, I've already got two."


16 Spot-On Tweets You'll Relate To If You're An Introvert

Introverts unite! Separately. In your own homes on Twitter.<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 strong.<p>It can be …


Touch Tones and The Quiet Life Team Up for Collaborative Capsule

A colorful look for the end of summer.<p>With their upcoming album <i>Virgo on Virgo</i> set to release later this month, Chicago based group Touch Tones has teamed up with The Quiet Life for a collaborative capsule. Made with art by The Quiet Life contributors Sonnenzimmer, the collection features a …


The Many Flavors of Social Anxiety

Having been a shining example of the seeming contradictions that come with being shy for decades, you'd think I wouldn't have been so shocked by my …


21 Things People Don't Realize You're Doing Because You're an Introvert

Even though the “introvert positive” movement is here, there are still a lot of misconceptions about introversion. So, sometimes, it’s easier to say nothing at all about needing time alone or finding certain events to be overstimulating. In fact, if you’re an introvert, you probably do a lot of …


The Reason Introverts Might 'Think Too Much'

Source: htd_o/UnsplashI’m planning a trip to Spain. I’ve been wanting to go for years and years. But I don’t just buy a ticket and go. I start …


Twitter manga shows four stages introverts go through when making plans to meet up with friends

There are <b>ups and downs aplenty</b> when you’re <b>a person who likes to be alone but have plans to see people you like</b>.Being an <b>introvert</b> doesn’t make a …