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

Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living

By Susan Cain Susan answered today’s first question, about the difference between shyness and introversion, on video. After the video, read on fo...

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

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 06.22.2015 | 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 06.19.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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.

'My Struggle' in Reading Karl Ove Knausgaard in The New York Times Magazine

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.02.2015 | Media
Peter Mandel

Now, I know I'm risking mailbags of angry letters from his millions of fans, but one of the fascinating things about Knausgaard is that he has nothing to say. Nothing interesting, that is.

Little Shells, Little Masks

Susannah Lewis | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

I wish my children could answer a question without shifting their eyes to the floor and biting their lips. I wish they would open up, just a little bit, and show others what truly amazing little people they really are. I wish I could, too.

2015: Would Hollywood Be Seduced by Marty?

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

By his own account, Marty is "fat and ugly, fat and ugly." To complete the picture, he's a hesitant never-been-married gap-toothed 34-year-old Bronx butcher who still lives with his mother.

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.

8 Tips for Helping Shy Kids Make Friends

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

My son is a very shy child. He had one friend at school who was his best buddy last year (in first grade), but that boy moved away. My little guy is t...

5 Ways to Overcome Dating Anxiety

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

The message is one of hope. Social anxiety can be debilitating, isolating and lonely. But it doesn't have to be that way. With treatment, practice and a willingness to try new behaviors, dating anxiety can be overcome.

9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try

Renee Jain | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

I wish I could go back in time and teach the younger version of myself how to cope, but of course, that's not possible. What is possible is to try to reach as many kids and parents as possible with these coping skills.

The Simple Phrase I'm Very Glad I Overheard

Mike Reynolds | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

There's something about hearing other kids talking to your child and using her name.

8 Things I'd Like You to Know About My Introverted Child

Beth Markley | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Beth Markley

I looked over at one point and saw Colin backed into a corner, trying to be small as possible. He grasped a plate in both hands, on which rested a giant, untouched piece of chocolate cake.

Think You're An Introvert? You're Probably Wrong

Scientific American | Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 06.10.2014 | World

Quick Quiz: Which of the following are signs of introversion? Highly sensitive Deep Thinker Reflective Introspective Intelligent Negative emot...

Lindsay Holmes

9 Things Only Shy People Understand

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

If you're the quiet type, you're all too familiar with the irritants of speaking up in a classroom or the pressure of standing out in a group. Maybe y...

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 Shy People Are Really Afraid Of

OWN | Posted 04.15.2014 | OWN

Shy people have different ways of explaining their reserved personality. Some, for example, describe themselves as introverted, while others say they ...

Lindsay Holmes

6 Things Shy People Can Teach Us About Success

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Chances are we’ve all experienced a bout of shyness in our lives, whether it’s when we've walked into a party full of strangers or tried to shine ...

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.

The Secret Life of an Introverted Kid

Marsha Pinto | Posted 05.05.2014 | Teen
Marsha Pinto

While most articles and news stories have focused on introversion in adults, not enough awareness is brought to young people who deal with introversion every day.

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.

What Is It Really Like To Be An Introvert?

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

Being introverted has nothing to do with lack of confidence. In some ways, I believe that the ability to enjoy being by yourself says a great deal about your confidence.