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Introverts’ Top 3 Career Challenges

Jan 7th, 2015 Work

Thank goodness for Susan Cain. Ever since her love letter/treatise on introversion Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking hit bookshelves in 2012, a conversation on introverts in society has gained traction and volume. Her work, building on that of Marti Olson Laney, Laurie Helgoe, and Sophia Dembling, has opened the eyes of many who hadn’t realized that the “extrovert…

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3 Spiritual Practices You’re Already Doing

Dec 19th, 2014 Life

Though I am not Catholic, I went to a Catholic College, which was originally a Franciscan Monastery. In keeping with the traditions of the college, I had to take six credits in Religious studies, as did all the students there. I chose courses in the history of Western Civilization and Religion, where we examined the origins and effects of Judaism, Christianity and Islam on the…

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Introversion And Bullying

Dec 17th, 2014 Must Know

When I was a freshman in high school, I weighed about 120 pounds. I had thick glasses. I liked to read, was quiet, didn’t play sports, and kept to myself. Every day, this senior who weighed about 300 lbs. would delight in swiping at my face as we passed in the hall, knocking my glasses off. The frames on my glasses broke, and then I…

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5 Ways To Be A Better Roommate If You Are An Introvert

Dec 9th, 2014 Life

Roommates need to be a good fit, especially if your schedules coincide and you will be spending an inordinate amount of time together. When you are residing with someone else, you have to expect some tension from time to time. I roomed with a good friend for a year. We were very compatible, but still got on each other’s nerves from time to time. When…

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7 Career-Climbing Tips For Introverts

Dec 5th, 2014 Work

We are an extraverted nation, in which extraversion is the social norm. To be outgoing, charismatic, and sociable are the expectations. People who like to be alone, who are often seen alone in public, who are quiet and reserved, get labeled as secretive, weird, or creepy, People may pity them for being without the company of others. Introverts like to be alone. We enjoy solitude…

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7 Things All Introverts Are Guilty Of Doing

Nov 29th, 2014 Must Know

I spend a great deal of my time advocating on behalf of introverts, often saying we’re not all the terrible things that the media and ill-informed misconceptions would have many believe: they don’t hate people, they’re not stuck up, they’re not shy or weird or self-involved. With that said, I’m the first to admit that I have some bad habits that I allow to persist…

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6 Tips For Dating An Introvert When You’re The Extrovert

Nov 9th, 2014 Must Know

Introversion and extroversion are personality types proposed by Psychologist Carl G. Jung (Myers Briggs Foundation, 2015). Introverts are people who derive energy from and are restored by solitude and quiet. They are happy in libraries reading, quiet café’s people watching, or mellow jazz clubs. They are comfortable with their own company, and appreciate solitude. They gravitate to low energy environments if you will. Introverts tend…

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8 Tips For Working With Your Introverted Employees

Nov 9th, 2014 Must Know

This article is directed toward those who are leaders; those who have people under them, whether your title is manager, supervisor or director. Depending on the size of your organization, you probably have a blend of personality types, including introverts, extroverts, Type A’s, and Type B’s, and thrill seekers. All will bring different skills and perspectives to the table. Your introverts do not need special…