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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.

The Introvert Strikes Back? The Newfound Cool of Being Introverted

Sandip Roy | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Sandip Roy

It's almost as if after years of being in the closet, the introvert is coming out with a vengeance. And it's almost cool to be a little bit of an introvert.

3 Ways to Lead Without Flamboyance

Angie Hicks | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Angie Hicks

I know now that a leader doesn't have to be an extrovert. But it took some time for me to figure out what kind of manager I was going to be. I wasn't a commanding person. I wasn't charismatic. Those are traits you often see in leaders, but not all.

Susan Cain: 7 Ways to Use the Power of Powerless Communication

Susan Cain | Posted 09.01.2013 | Women
Susan Cain

When people think you're trying to influence them, they put their guard up. But when they feel you're trying to help them, or to muse your way to the right answer, or to be honest about your own imperfections, they open up to you. They hear what you have to say.

Why Extroverts' Brains Are Different From Introverts'

Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 06/13/2013 05:00 PM EDT on LiveScience Extroverts and introverts differ strongly in how their...

Ready to Reinvent Yourself?

Kare Anderson | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

How does a behind-the-scenes news reporter morph into a public speaker? By stumbling around several times, in my case. That's because Dorie Clark had not yet written Reinventing You. She could have saved me some time.

Navigating the World as an Introvert

Christine Eilvig | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

Even though our culture still favors the extroverts, I find it to be easier navigating in the world as an introvert. And it makes my heart sing that my introverted son gets to grow up without having to adjust as much as I had to. He gets to focus on his desires and strengths.

Survival tips for introverts in high network environments

Sebastien Marot | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Sebastien Marot

The World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos is not the easiest event for me - I have a serious disability: I'm an introvert. Dana, my (much) be...

9 Reasons You Might Be An Introvert

Sophia Dembling | Posted 02.05.2013 | Books
Sophia Dembling

You might think that because I am confident speaking in public, enjoy throwing parties, and can talk to just about anyone, I couldn't possibly be an introvert. But I am.

6 Secrets Of Super-Successful Introverts

Posted 10.31.2012 | OWN

By Susan Cain Susan Cain investigates the power of introverts. Here, she explains why everyone -- even the most social butterflies -- can benef...

Calling All Introverts!

Mary Pritchard | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

The great benefits of being an introvert don't come from faking extroversion. They come from honoring yourself, knowing what's best for you, and living that as much as possible. Be true to yourself and you'll find being an introvert is not nearly as bad as it's made out to be.

Introverts Are Joining the Internet Party

Karthika Muthukumaraswamy | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Karthika Muthukumaraswamy

Being happy can no doubt make day-to-day life easier than constantly going about life in a funk, but there is no evidence suggesting that happiness -- especially feigned happiness -- contributes in any real way to health and well-being.

Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts

Susan Cain | Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Cain

Some of our greatest ideas, art, and inventions -- from the theory of evolution to van Gogh's sunflowers to the personal computer -- came from quiet and cerebral people who knew how to tune in to their inner worlds and the treasures to be found there.

Changing places and changing friendships

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have never been the type to initiate friendships, although I can usually guess pretty accurately whether I'll end up being fr...

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.

Like Your Time Alone? Then This Post is For You

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

I live in the most ordinary American household - I live alone. Knock on any door in the nation and you are more likely to find a household like mine t...