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An Introvert's Open Letter to Extroverts: 5 Things You Should Know About Me

Tree Franklyn | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tree Franklyn

The world told me that those who raise their hands often, speak up and engage in the class or in the meeting are the ones who are going somewhere, who have initiative and are team players. Those who go to parties every weekend and have 500 "closest friends" are the ones who matter.

I'm An Introvert Who Married An Extrovert. Here's How We Make It Work

YourTango | Posted 11.12.2014 | Weddings
YourTango

Although I don't think we'll ever fully understand each other, over the course of 13 years of marriage, we've learned that fixing each other doesn't work as well as trying to meet in the middle.

The Difference Between Being Alone and Being Lonely

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Do you feel that because of modern technology, your life is getting more crowded with relationships? Or, do you feel, because of technology, that your life is becoming more lonely because these relationships are less personal, fulfilling and more distant?

10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Introverts and extraverts may seem the same on the surface, but if you look at the way they respond to life's everyday occurrences, differences begin ...

Sinatra for Introverts: How to Channel Ol' Blue Eyes in Your Everyday Life

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

Frank Sinatra as a role model for modern introverts? The idea sounds nuts. But trust me, friends of innie-useful info. I've been reading and lis...

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 ...

Vive La Difference!

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Coming as close as we did to losing our marriage, we learned to truly care for and appreciate each other to a degree that we may not have experienced otherwise.

How To Tell If You're Really An Introvert Or An Extrovert

Todd Kashdan | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

It is easy to talk about introverts and extroverts as if there is a clear divide between two groups of people. It is easy to take a test and pigeonhole ourselves as one or the other. In reality, we ignore the power of the situation.

My Coworker Shamed Me (And I Let Him)

Literally, Darling | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I just don't care what people think. And usually I don't. But being repeatedly questioned, being made to feel like my life choices and my interests -- the ones that make me happy and content -- were wrong and somehow inadequate, was like a hard blow to the chest.

12 Books All Introverts (And Extroverts) Should Read

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.25.2014 | Books

For the solitary dreamers who tend to live inside their own heads, books have always been cherished companions. In reading, introverts can indulge the...

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.

An Ode to the Roommates I Don't Have

Julie Daniels | Posted 08.23.2014 | Women
Julie Daniels

In the several months I've lived in New York, an important distinction has made itself known to me, and that is the difference between doing things alone and doing things on your own.

6 Things Introverted Women Do Right

Galit Breen | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Galit Breen

Introverts listen more than they talk. So they know -- really know -- how their people are doing. They understand what makes people tick, they connect the dots between vignettes that people share and thread them to create a roadmap of the people they love.

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.

How Discovering I Was An Introvert Changed My Parenting

Terri Peters | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Terri Peters

The discovery that there was a term to apply to my need for times of quiet was freeing. I realized that those choices that appeared selfish were actually vital to my performance as a mother, wife and friend.

10 Ways Your Personality Affects Your Weight

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Linda Melone Whether you're the life of the party, a bookworm or a night owl, your personality plays a surprisingly large role in your ability...

How to Fend Off Work (and Life) Freak-Outs

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

What better way to learn a valuable, humbling lesson than by having a total, unadulterated freak-out? Having two of them. I would know. Though each ...

Fit Links: The Introvert's Guide To Exercise And More

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

There are hundreds of wonderful sites on healthy living to be seen all over the blogosphere. Here at Fit Links, we'll introduce you to some that have ...

All the Wrong Stuff

Christine Eilvig | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

I have spent many years feeling wrong and kept central parts of me hidden. And I have spend massive amounts of money, time and energy on fixing ever...

Why Does America Love Its Extroverts?

Chris Crouch | Posted 02.15.2014 | Education
Chris Crouch

What became clear is that our system of education has intentionally chosen extroverts as the preferred way of being. This realization caused me to begin to reflect on how I could create an educational experience that is more equitable for all.

Just A Reminder: It's NORMAL To Be An Introvert

Katy Ma | Posted 01.30.2014 | Teen
Katy Ma

I'm still figuring it out (ain't that the anthem to teenage-hood?), but I know that being an introvert is a key component of my personality and that by embracing it I have been able to fully accept myself.

Rebecca Perkins: Spend Some Time in Solitude

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 12.15.2013 | Women
Rebecca Perkins

For those of us rarely alone, those of us who give of ourselves to others in our work and our family lives, creating time for solitude can seem like an impossible task.

Be Influential, Holding Diverse Teams Together

Kare Anderson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

The most powerful leaders in a connected, complex world may well be the ones who can recruit the right team fastest to solve a problem or capture an opportunity. Why not be one of those sought-after leaders?

23 Signs You're Secretly a Narcissist Masquerading as a Sensitive Introvert

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

While introversion, sensitivity, and narcissism are all partially separate traits, hypersensitive covert narcissists are more likely to report that they are introverted and sensitive.

The Value of Being Alone Together

Simone Collins | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Simone Collins

The internet and a litany of mobile apps have also made it far easier for shy and introverted people to make new friends. For the first 24 years of my life, I didn't date and made few new acquaintances.