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Portrait Of A Quiet Conference Leader

Quiet Revolution | Karen Walrond | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Eight years ago, I unexpectedly received an email from a total stranger. Sort of. Her name was Laura Mayes, and while she and I were familiar with eac...

The G Word: Creating More Connection When The Word "Group" Alarms You

Quiet Revolution | Emily White | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Like many introverts, I am drawn to one-on-one conversations and wary of group activities. I’ve been known to hide during office birthday parties. A...

Portrait of a Quiet Musician

Quiet Revolution | Karen Walrond | Posted 07.02.2015 | 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 ...

4 Lessons I've Learned as an Introverted Black Girl

Quiet Revolution | Nichole Nichols | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

The thought of an after-five networking mixer exhausts me. It’s not that I don’t like meeting new people. It’s not that I’m an anti-social her...

Dear Val: How Do I Cope With Conflict At Work?

Quiet Revolution | Val Nelson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Dear Val, I sat through a meeting this week during which a client and my boss had a very strongly worded, aggressive disagreement. The client wasn...

"The End Game Should Not Be a Grade"

Quiet Revolution | Rebecca Woolf | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Michael Norr is the kind of teacher who gets to know his kids as individuals and communicates with them differently based on their social and academic...

5 Ways to Love Your Open-Plan Office

Quiet Revolution | Elan Morgan | Posted 07.02.2015 | 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...

How To Be Courageous

Quiet Revolution | Susan Cain | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

When Yves Biggoer-Burger was in the second grade, he witnessed a group of peers teasing an overweight girl. Drawing himself up to his full 8-year-old ...

Eleanor Roosevelt: The Introvert Who Wouldn't Keep Quiet

Quiet Revolution | Andy Hinds | Posted 07.02.2015 | 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...

Success Without Self-Promotion

Quiet Revolution | David Zweig | Posted 07.02.2015 | 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...

Mindfulness of Breathing: A Primer

Quiet Revolution | Arnie Kozak | Posted 07.02.2015 | 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...

Introducing The Social Introvert

Quiet Revolution | Sophia Dembling | Posted 07.02.2015 | 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...

Life As An Introverted Former Child Star

Quiet Revolution | Quinn Cummings | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Standing in line at the local Farmer’s Market holding my fistful of kale, I stared into space, wondering whether planning to have a kale salad for d...

How To Connect With Extroverts

Quiet Revolution | Elan Morgan | Posted 07.02.2015 | 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...

On What To Be

Quiet Revolution | Kelly Quirino | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

When I was four, I wanted to be a garbage man. Maybe it was the jumpsuits. Maybe it was the image of those big rusty trucks rolling down the streets o...

Participation Penalizes Quiet Learners

Quiet Revolution | Emily J. Klein and Meg Riordan | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

This story is one of three that we’re featuring on the question of class participation. For other perspectives, see “Class Participation: Let’s ...

3 Tips For Overcoming Fraud Syndrome

Quiet Revolution | Meagan Francis | Posted 07.02.2015 | 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 ...

Class Participation: Let's Talk About It

Quiet Revolution | Jessica Lahey | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

This story is one of three that we’re featuring on the question of class participation. For other perspectives, see “Participation Penalizes Quiet...

For Extroverts: 15 Ways You Can Be an Even Better Parent to Your Introverted Kid

Quiet Revolution | Jennifer Granneman | Posted 07.02.2015 | 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...

Want To Be Happy At Work? Care Less About It

Quiet Revolution | Kelly O'Laughlin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

A friend recently told me that she was ready to quit her job. Big changes at her workplace meant that new responsibilities were being heaped upon her....

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

Quiet Revolution | Susan Cain | Posted 07.02.2015 | 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 ...

Surviving As An Introverted Mother

Quiet Revolution | Kristen Howerton | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Years ago, I was chatting with my sister-in-law, who had babies at around the same time I did. She was talking about how much she loved her kids. When...

When Quiet Students Struggle

Quiet Revolution | John Spencer | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Perla was a quiet twelve-year old student who never caused problems. She seemed to slip into invisibility when no one was looking—and given how ofte...

Susan Cain's Quiet Revolution: Helping Introverts Survive and Thrive

Angela Tung | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Angela Tung

As Susan Cain says, introversion is distinct from shyness, which is about "fear of social judgment." In other words, someone who's introverted isn't necessarily shy while some extroverts may get shy and insecure in certain situations.

Aspects of Daily Life That Introverts Feel Guilty About

Christina Berchini | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Christina Berchini

I perform extroversion, but am naturally introverted. And I would love to hear from other introverts who constantly balance who they are with the extroverted expectations that consume their daily lives.