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Help! My Child Is So Shy! Dealing With A Five-Year-Old Closet Extrovert

Danielle Lindner | Posted 08.15.2016 | Parents
Danielle Lindner

Sometimes I felt like I was living in the movie Groundhog Day, but backstage at the Tony Awards. Every night the same show, with the words, "Wait, ca...

15 Tweets That'll Make Perfect Sense To Shy People

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living

If you grew up as a shy kid, then you aren't alone. And you know that speaking aloud was rough -- especially in school. Shyness might have felt like a...

Help! My 5-Year-Old Hates Networking And Cocktail Parties. (I Mean Playgroups And Birthday Parties)

Danielle Lindner | Posted 06.23.2016 | Parents
Danielle Lindner

Sometimes I felt like I was living in the movie Groundhog Day, but I was always backstage at the Tony Awards. Every night the same show, with the words, "wait, can I do that one more time" coming from my daughter's mouth as she pleaded for another do over.

#TalkToMe: The Number One Reason You Should Talk to Strangers

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Rachel Wolfson

Spoiler Alert: People are nice! So why is the majority of the American population still hesitant when it comes to walking up to strangers to ask for help or to engage in conversation?

What Most People Will Never Understand About Quiet People

Hope Kumor | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Hope Kumor

Ever since I was young, I've always been quiet and shy. I think I was born shy. Sure, I had plenty of friends when I was a kid, but I was always kno...

Too Shy To Pee In A Public Bathroom? Urine Luck

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 12.08.2015 | Weird News

If you're a guy who freezes up when you're shoulder-to-shoulder with a stranger at a public urinal, the Privi-Pee may one day be your No. 1 solution. ...

How I Feel When Men Tell Me To Smile

Kyle Capogna | Posted 12.04.2015 | Women
Kyle Capogna

It may sound extreme, but it reminds me of a dog owner telling his pet to perform a trick.

How Gandhi's Introversion Made Him The Ultimate Liberator

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the movement for India’s independence from Great Britain and the man cons...

Making New Friends in a Mobile Society

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

When you move to a new town as an adult, it can be very tough to break into already existing friendships and cliques. One of the most important things you can do to help is to reach out to people with similar interests and values. This requires you to override both your reticence and your shyness.

Confession: I'm Not Good In A Group Setting

Hope Kumor | Posted 11.10.2015 | Women
Hope Kumor

As a kid, I was never good in a group setting. Whenever there was more than one person, I'd always clam up and wouldn't talk much. It seems there wa...

6 Tips for Talking to Strangers When You're an Introvert

Avelist | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Avelist

What if that's not actually the case? What if, by simply labeling myself as an introvert, I'm transforming this into a self-fulfilling prophecy? Some of the labels we assign to ourselves are holding us back. Because of them, we don't see the "other path" when it presents itself.

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.23.2016 | 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.

Have You Seen Your Resting B*tch Face?

Janet Bertolus | Posted 09.14.2016 | Women
Janet Bertolus

The other day my sweet, 17-year-old daughter/friend was relaying yet another episode of the teen-angst drama that is her life. "They say I have an epic resting b*tch face. I'm notorious for it." I could sense her pride.

Superbwoman Robyn Hatcher: From Shy to Shining

Janet M. Neal | Posted 09.01.2016 | Women
Janet M. Neal

As a child, Robyn was exceedingly shy. She did not speak until age 2 and even then had created her own words and language. Because of this intense shyness, her family took to calling her "Shai" instead of her given name.

Speak Up: Why I Refuse to Be Labeled as 'The Quiet Girl'

Adina Evans | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Adina Evans

I no longer think that what I have to say is unimportant and I no longer care if I think no one wants to hear it because frankly, I'm tired of being polite. So yes, I do have something to say so sit down and I refuse to wait any longer for someone to ask what I think.

What Going Back to School is Like for an Introverted Student

Marsha Pinto | Posted 08.27.2016 | Education
Marsha Pinto

In order to make up for the lack of media attention on how going back to school is like for an introverted student, here is a list of some common challenges introverts of all ages can relate to.

I've Finally Accepted That I'll Always Be On The Quiet Side

Hope Kumor | Posted 08.18.2016 | Women
Hope Kumor

I was always a quiet and shy child. It would be like pulling teeth to get me to talk. Despite being quiet, I had a decent amount of friends in elementary school. But, as I grew up, I learned that I couldn't be non-talkative forever. It would get old.

How Embracing My Inner Nerd Led Me to Find My Divine Self

Maimah Karmo | Posted 08.07.2016 | Impact
Maimah Karmo

Most of my friends don't believe this, but my childhood friends know. Growing up, I was a nerd. I was shy, teacher's pet, valedictorian in elementary school, terrified of boys; and I was most comfortable when I had my nose in a book.

Shyness vs. Introversion, Surviving Playdates, Sharing Ideas, and More: Readers Ask Susan Cain

Quiet Revolution | Susan Cain | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Susan answered today’s first question, about the difference between shyness and introversion, on video. After the video, read on for more questions ...

Popping Out of Our Personal Space Bubbles and Being Open to Life Altering Conversations

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Kay Tacke Morse

I wear blinders most of the time. I electively navigate without my glasses. The world is a bit of a blur. I like it this way. There must be a phobia ...

Shy Kids Finish Last

Hope Kumor | Posted 06.18.2016 | Impact
Hope Kumor

I'm a quiet, shy and sweet girl. The problem with those types of girls is they often get taken of advantage and walked over. Ever since I can remember, I've never been a fan of confrontation and when I was faced with it, I always turned the other direction.

The Reason I'll Be Proud at His Graduation

Larry Bernstein | Posted 06.15.2016 | Parents
Larry Bernstein

My son will be graduating elementary school later this week. For many parents, this type of event is s a sure fire way of bringing on nostalgia. Maybe some baby pictures will be whipped out and a series of 'remember when' conversations will ensue. I get it. I'm there too.

Do You Feel Lonely?

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

We are all born with and driven by a need for connection with others --a need to be loved and to belong, to be part of something or someone outside of ourselves. Loneliness is the feeling that we get as a result of being without the companionship of others.

Why Traveling Alone May Not Be For Everyone

Sonya Matejko | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Sonya Matejko

Recently I was ready to get out of my comfort zone and break out of my shell. Yet in the end, I found it rather lonely and paradoxically dependent on Wi-Fi.

5 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Your Introverted Teen

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Introverted teens require less social stimulation and appear to be more comfortable than their more outgoing extroverted peers with being alone. I say let's celebrate both personality types and stop making the assumption that introverts are at a distinct disadvantage.