How Introverts and Extroverts Can work together in Harmony

Jan 15th, 2016 Must Know

Introverts and extraverts are two distinct personality types. The Introvert derives energy and sustenance from solitude and quiet, and finds social interaction exhausting and draining. They can socialize, but have to recharge afterwards. Extraverts derive energy from social interaction, company and noise, and generally a lot of action and sensory stimulation. They find social activity energizing and stimulating, and find solitude boring and lonely. Of…


3 Signs You’re Secretly An Introvert

Jan 1st, 2016 Must Know

There was a time where people used to fight the label of “introvert.” In some circles, this may still be true. I know it was for me. The first time I took the MBTI and the test revealed an I, I recall asking my instructor about why that may have happened. I had taken the test before and presented as an E. I had tight…


8 Things To Remember If You Love An Introvert

Dec 15th, 2015 Life

At first glance, a relationship with an introvert may seem like a daunting endeavor to undertake. How will I know if they like me? What will we do together? How will I know if they’re having fun? But in truth, a relationship with an introvert can be incredibly rewarding. They are thoughtful, attentive, and caring once they’ve gotten to know and care for you. But…


8 Powerful Benefits of Spending Time Alone

Dec 1st, 2015 Life

Many cultures have a tradition of seeking out extended periods of solitude for spiritual enlightenment and growth, developing physical strength and fortitude, as a rite of passage into manhood, and for psychological health. Americans have largely departed from this healthy practice by overcrowding our lives with electronic media, desperately having to stay in contact with others through Facebook, or compulsive texting, frantic email checking, or…


10 Advantages Of Being Highly Sensitive

Nov 15th, 2015 Life

What does being highly sensitive mean? One definition is greater awareness of sensory perceptions and emotions. Highly sensitive people can make good coffee tasters, sommeliers, gourmet chefs, musicians, artists, or perfumers. To be highly sensitive is to be perceptive and passionate. It is not the same as being hypersensitive. It does not mean being uptight, joyless, defensive, or high maintenance, or a mewling, whining victim….


6 Reasons Introverts Should Always Travel Solo

Nov 1st, 2015 Life

I was spending a week in the town I went to college in, visiting a couple of people, but staying at a hotel. I spent most of the time driving around, visiting the places I knew well from when I was an undergrad, including my Alma Mater. I walked into a Friendly’s one morning, the same one I had spent many nights studying in and…


6 Ways For Introverts To Shine At Work

Oct 15th, 2015 Work

At one clinic I worked at, we had a horrid annual retreat, attendance at which was a requirement for continued employment. One featured a speaker who came out on the stage wearing a cow smock. I am serious. Or perhaps it was a robe, or a cloak. I am not sure. In any event, it was white covered with black spots, like a cow has….


Three Questions Introverts Loathe Hearing

Oct 1st, 2015 Must Know

I just went shopping. I am wiped out. Walking six blocks and buying three T-shirts and some power gels left me exhausted as a three hour running and body weight exercise routine. And I am irritated- wiped out, not refreshed-wiped out, like you get from hours of hard training. Why? Because shopping has become a real piece of work for an introvert. I go to…


6 Independent & Flexible Jobs for Introverts

Sep 21st, 2015 Work

Are you a team player? If you work for many companies, you better say yes, with fervor and enthusiasm, embracing corporate espirit de corps. Office motivational posters remind you There is no I in TEAM. You may want to see what Winget has to say regarding this – he actually makes a powerful argument against being a team player, very much challenging the conventional wisdom….


3 Reasons Introverts Have the Need for Meaningful Work

Sep 17th, 2015 Work

It is not easy earning an honest living. During the spring and fall, I put in 80 or more hours a week. I do this every day, at least 12 hours, usually longer. Depending on the semester, I teach four to six college courses and independent studies, which run about three hours each. I have a private psychotherapy practice that I do at least one…