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…


7 Places for Introverted Men to Meet Women

Sep 17th, 2015 Life

While introverts appreciate solitude, and are resistant to loneliness so to speak, the company of a fine lady is rewarding and enriching in so many ways. If you are an introvert, it can be difficult to meet new people, especially if you are new in town. The bar or club scene is probably not going to be the place for you. If you are a…


Shyness vs. Introversion

Aug 21st, 2015 Life

Many people confuse shyness with introversion. Introversion is a personality type. Our personalities are partly genetically transmitted, developed by our environment, and refined by our free will and choices. Our personalities are the summation of our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, attitudes, points of view, perceptions, preferences, and habits. They are with us for life, though they may be expressed differently at various points of the lifespan….


3 Steps to Help Introverts Create Boundaries That Work With Extroverts

Aug 20th, 2015 Life

Introverts value privacy, love solitude, and resent intrusions. Extroverts see the world very differently, and may not understand this. They want to drag us out of our shell, or they tell us you need get out more, let your walls down, and get a life. These are frequent refrains directed at introverts from family and friends who just don’t get us. Friendships, intimate relationships, and…


9 Essential Tips for the Introverted Traveler

Aug 20th, 2015 Life

It was a Friday afternoon at the clinic I was practicing at. My supervisor stuck his head in my office, and asked me if I had plans for the weekend. I replied I had a hotel room reserved and I was going to go to another city for the weekend. He hesitated and said OK, like that wasn’t the answer he was expecting. In my…


5 Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World

Mar 20th, 2015 Life

Introverts see and experience the world very differently from others, particularly, our polar opposites, extraverts. Thus we interact with the world differently. 1. Introverts are not preoccupied with the latest trends. I only wear classic clothing. Dark Jeans, solid color T shirts, polo shirts, Henley’s, chinos, leather jackets, and solid color button down shirts. I have worn the same type of clothing for my entire…


6 Things To Do On A Quiet Night In

Feb 19th, 2015 Life

The stimulating nature of the world around us means that nights in are invaluable to introverts. We value these evenings highly, because they allow us to plug into a “life charger” that energizes us in a way that most scenarios simply can’t. Not sure what to do with all your free time? Read on for a few suggestions. 1. Cook for yourself. Because introverts burn…