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11 Comics That Pretty Much Sum Up Life For Introverts

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living

If the thought of making small talk fills you with dread, or if you pray to the heavens above that no one joins you in the elevator before the doors c...

What If You Weren't?

Michael Neill | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

So I went to the party as an experiment, not in pretending to be confident, but rather in seeing what would happen if I stopped lending credence to my "I'm shy" theory. I had such a great time that my wife had to drag me away from the party (pretty much a first for us), and a whole host of new experiences became available to me.

10 Money Making Tools for the Shy Networker

Genicca Whitney | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Genicca Whitney

So you took the plunge into entrepreneurship and you're excited to take control of your dreams. You realize that in order to build your business and market your products or services that you should really get out there and meet some new people.

Why I Can Never Order From Chipotle Again

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on I am terrified of failing the Chipotle guy. Or any person in the service industry. I want to please them a...

The Key Differences Between Shyness And Introversion

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Bill Gates is quiet and bookish, but apparently unfazed by others’ opinions of him: he’s an introvert,...

Why Your Spa Therapist Isn't Selling You Products

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

The last time that you visited a spa did the therapist recommend a retail product to you? If your spa's retail area is fairly extensive they probably should have. Even if you had a massage.

'Portrait Of A Quiet Girl' Celebrates The Private Madness Within Us All

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts

What are your secret single behaviors? In the season 4 episode of “Sex and the City,” “The Good Fight,” Carrie Bradshaw reveals that when she...

How Subway Graffiti Has Transformed From Rolling Canvases To Rolling Billboards

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.12.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

"If I had my way, I wouldn't put in dogs, but wolves," New York mayor Ed Koch suggested famously as a facetious proposal for releasing ferocious anima...

Your Biggest First Date Worries... Solved

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Especially if you're shy or tend to be anxious, those first date jitters can translate into full blown dating anxiety, which can be paralyzing. The days and hours leading up to a date can be worry-filled, and you may even avoid dating altogether if it's too intense.

The One Misconception Everyone Has About Extroverts

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

The concepts of extroversion and introversion are oftentimes misunderstood. It's possible that extroverts and introverts take risks equally -- it's just a different kind of risk.

You Don't Have to Live by Your Label

Shelby Doherty | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

Don't let what people label you, define you. Just because someone calls you a word doesn't mean that is what you are required to be. Instead, go out and define yourself. You'll find that you have so much more to offer than you ever imagined.

What I Never Expected When I Joined YouTube

Paige McKenzie | Posted 05.26.2014 | Teen
Paige McKenzie

My hope is that as technology grows so will our acknowledgement that we have to help our youngest users to balance their online and offline relationships. So that everyone, young and old, will have a friend they have actually met.

Don't Call My Daughter 'Shy'

Kate Russell | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents
Kate Russell

I am not sure how much my daughter truly understands about the meaning of being shy but she knows enough to know that she doesn't wish for people to call her that.

Don't Call on Me, Please!

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Whenever I catch myself reverting to a place of doubt, I latch onto certain markers like my therapist's feedback as a reminder that my thoughts do indeed have their rightful place and that somebody somewhere is interested in what I have to say.

Hey, It's OK To Be An Introvert

Posted 05.29.2013 | Teen

We live in an extroverted world, and it can be difficult to navigate if you have a quieter or more introverted personality. Not all of us need to be t...

Shyness, Attractive Teen Girls and Being Misunderstood

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.29.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

It is our responsibility as parents, teachers, therapists and members of the community to teach others that beauty is not a vaccine against life's difficulties.

Can a Friendship Fall Apart Over a Small Slight?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

What seems like a minor slight to one friend can be blown out of proportion by another. It's always uncomfortable when there is a schism between two close friends, especially if they work together.

The Inside Scoop on Your Introvert Friends

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Losing friends can be particularly difficult for introverts because we don't surround ourselves with people. We prefer a few intimate friends to lots of less-intense friendships.

10 Ways To Overcome Shyness | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Can you remember the last time you stepped into a room full of strangers and felt that self-conscious and awkward feeling rush over you? Or wanting to...