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Introverts and Extroverts

Why Introverts Would Rather Avoid Church

John Weirick | Posted 07.21.2016 | Religion
John Weirick

You are different than the person next to you. That's a good thing. In a community, others won't believe, look, or act like you. When it comes to personality types and temperaments, the differences get even more distinct -- especially between introverts and extroverts.

What the Heck Is an Introvert, Anyway? Am I One?

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 04.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tyler Tervooren

What, exactly, is an introvert? The word has gained real popularity recently, and people around the world seem to be coming out of the woodwork to dec...

I'm Introverted and Proud

Jennifer Langione | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

We all derive energy from different sources, whether that entails having activities lined up every night of the week or recognizing when you need to just curl up with a book on a Friday night. Find what it is that makes you tick and do you.

Actually, Introverts Are Pretty Social

Toby Nwazor | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Toby Nwazor

Being an introvert is a beautiful experience. But best of all, I appreciate the fact that I have been able to develop certain qualities over the years which enable me to have the taste of both worlds.

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.

Words of Wisdom for the Introverts in the Classroom

Katie Hurley | Posted 08.30.2015 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Introverts might not love to stand in front of the class and recite poetry, but that doesn't mean that they don't have a lot to say. In fact, the opposite is often true.

How Introverts Thrive While Flowing Quietly Within Intense Moments

Greg Frucci | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Greg Frucci

When we introverts do travel out beyond our quiet worlds... sometimes magic happens. In our quiet, we absolutely love life. At least I do, I don't talk much with other people, so I do not know for sure.

Essential Guidelines For Introverts Living In An Extrovert's World

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 07.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

As an introvert and recovering co-dependent with this underlying desire to "please" people, there were times where I really felt unsettled and out of control. Here are a few general guidelines that I've found work for me to help maintain a balance between social connection and alone time:

Improv + Entrepreneurship: 5 Ways Improv Makes You Better in Business

Erin Lindstrom | Posted 07.07.2016 | Comedy
Erin Lindstrom

I saw my first improv show back when I was in college at Northeastern in Boston. We'd trek to the North End to catch the late night show at Improv Asylum and each time, without fail, laugh our bums off.

The Camera: An Introvert's BFF

Quiet Revolution | Jennifer Mattern | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Birthday parties. Bar mitzvahs. Graduations. Reunions. Weddings. The blank squares of my calendar disappear beneath scribbles of purple Sharpie ink. L...

Portrait of a Quiet Musician

Quiet Revolution | Karen Walrond | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Back when I was single and child-free, I was passionate about live music. Rarely a weekend passed without my visiting a smoky bar, listening to great ...

5 Ways to Love Your Open-Plan Office

Quiet Revolution | Elan Morgan | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Many introverts wonder what kind of sadist concocted the open-plan office layout. I used to imagine a middle manager with control issues who gleefully...

Eleanor Roosevelt: The Introvert Who Wouldn't Keep Quiet

Quiet Revolution | Andy Hinds | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Eleanor Roosevelt is commonly held as an example of a highly successful person you would never guess to be an introvert. Many biographers (including h...

The Key To Success When You Hate The Spotlight

David Zweig | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Pop quiz: does this sound like someone at the top of her field? Doesn’t seek attention Prefers collaboration to competition Is quick to give cr...

3 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Ability To Meditate

Quiet Revolution | Arnie Kozak | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Thirty years ago, you had to be a serious student of Buddhism to be familiar with mindfulness meditation. Today, it’s everywhere: in medical, milita...

How Introverts Can Make Friends In College

Quiet Revolution | Sophia Dembling | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Welcome to The Social Introvert, where we’ll talk about relationships of all kinds—love, friendship, family, and professional. Some of you migh...

3 Ways Introverts Can Communicate Better With Extroverts

Quiet Revolution | Elan Morgan | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living

I spent the first 15 years of my life wondering why everyone was always in my space. I tried my best to be quiet and stay out of people’s way, but t...

What To Do When You Feel Like A Fraud

Quiet Revolution | Meagan Francis | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living

“What if everyone figures out that I don’t really know what I’m doing?” In my decade-plus career as a freelance writer and blogger, I’ve ...

15 Ways Extroverts Can Be Better Parents To Introverted Kids

Quiet Revolution | Jennifer Granneman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living

You’re confused by your kid. She doesn’t act the way you did when you were growing up. She’s hesitant and reserved. Instead of diving in to play...

5 Things To Avoid As An Introverted Parent

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

When you're an introvert and you become a parent, your body goes through a little shock. Suddenly, you have very little alone time. Sure, your new baby is not talking to you -- and at times, not making much noise at all. But let's face it: You are never truly alone.

5 Things Introverts Do Every Day

Kerry O'Brien | Posted 03.29.2015 | Comedy
Kerry O'Brien

Introverts are often misunderstood. Are they shy or just require a little more 'me' time? To find out more about the introverted type, I recently spoke with a group of introverts and asked them to tell me the things they did every single day. Here are the five things that introverts do everyday...

6 Surprising Things About Introverts In The Workplace

| Oscar Raymundo | Posted 10.31.2014 | Small Business

Do you have the extroverted personality of a natural-born leader? If not, you can still be a successful entrepreneur. In fact, introverts make better ...

The Introvert in the Classroom

Katie Hurley | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

As an adult, I know how to thrive in this world. I know when to speed up and when to slow down. I know how to assert my needs and when to walk away. And I don't let the input from others get me down. For little ones, it's not so easy

7 Networking Tips for Introverts, Extroverts And The Socially Awkward

| Christina Desmarais | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business

When it comes to making new connections, introverts get a bad rap, in spite of the fact that introversion and shyness are not the same thing. While ex...

Ann Brenoff

7 Things Introverts Wish Extroverts Knew | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty

Everybody loves the back-slapping, gregarious you, right? You're able to stride confidently into a room and own it. It's just who you are -- the take...