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The Power of Solitude

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.07.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

My lonely cabin was like my mind, a prison cell full of screeching monkeys. No equilibrium anywhere. Although I was alone, there was no solitude.

7 Reasons Why Introverts Are Morally Superior

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.08.2014 | Fifty

Everybody thinks those boisterous types are the life of the party, right? Sure they command center stage with their booming voices and back-slapping w...

Introvert or Extrovert: What Style Is More Likely to Help You Get a Big Promotion at Work?

Jeffrey M Cohn | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Jeffrey M Cohn

There is a good word to describe the "and" versus "either/or" phenomenon being described -- ambiversion.

Teamwork In Business Is Overrated

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Jennifer Dziura

I've talked a lot about our obsession with teamwork (and its dark shadow, totally unnecessary consensus), but also the WASPy, milquetoast way people speak in corporate America. Sometimes, "collaboration" is just another word for shared incompetence.

Giving Voice to the Introverted Student: Online vs. Traditional School

Mark W. Guay | Posted 03.05.2014 | Education
Mark W. Guay

Online schools may be a far more accessible environment for the introvert, allowing introverted students to share without screaming, shouting or swimming with sharks. Just take a look where digital media has led us.

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.

Study Indicates That Sad Songs Say So Much (Even More Than You Think)

Susan Cain | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Susan Cain

As a minor key kind of gal, I often wonder: Why does sad music make me feel so happy? Why do I feel so thrilled when Jacques Brel sings of abandonment? Why do I prefer my Chopin in C sharp minor? Why do I love Leonard Cohen so much?

The Hardest Part Of Parenting As An Introvert

Kristen Levithan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kristen Levithan

I've done my best to plan at least a few minutes alone in every day -- even if they don't come until the kids are asleep and the dishes are done. And it helps. Knowing what you need and asking for it often does.

How to Manage Introverts

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 12.02.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Here are some tips to demystify how Introverts function at work. It can be a tutorial for extroverts whose personalities are on the other end of the spectrum.

16 Outrageously Successful Introverts

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living

Abraham Lincoln and Emma Watson have something in common. So do Eleanor Roosevelt and Christina Aguilera. They, like an estimated one third to one hal...

An Introvert's Guide To Surviving (And Thriving) In The Workplace

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living

If your open-concept office is driving you crazy, it could be because you're an introvert. Offices can can be particularly difficult environments ...

6 Things You Thought Wrong About Introverts

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living

If common stereotypes have anything to say on the matter, it's that introverts are socially awkward loners who abhor large crowds and don't like peopl...

How to Parent an Introverted Child: An Interview With Susan Cain

Omega Institute | Posted 09.08.2013 | Parents
Omega Institute

It's important for a parent to learn to take delight in a child whose behavior might seem mystifying. In the case of an extroverted parent with an introverted child, it can be learning to see the inner riches of your child that may not always be expressed on the surface.

Jill Herzig: Hey, Arianna and Sheryl, Got Any Advice For Me?

Jill Herzig | Posted 08.22.2013 | Women
Jill Herzig

I was impressed by both Lean In and the Third Metric Conference, though their messages seem contradictory. But I can't say that either one spoke directly to me as a mother of still-young children and a full-tilt businesswoman.

26 Things Every Woman Should Know About Success

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women

Imagine your life as a sitcom, and when things start to get bad, just hear that laugh track.

Third Metric: Authors Speak At Unique HuffPost Conference

Posted 06.06.2013 | Books

Today, The Huffington Post is sponsoring The Third Metric, a women's conference about redefining our metrics of success. You can read more about the e...

Hey, It's OK To Be An Introvert

Posted 05.29.2013 | Teen

We live in an extroverted world, and it can be difficult to navigate if you have a quieter or more introverted personality. Not all of us need to be t...

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.

WATCH: 'Introverts Today Are Where Women Were In The 1950s'

Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Bestselling author Susan Cain wasn't always a writer. In fact, she was a practicing lawyer until an epiphany moment set her on a different path. Sh...

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.

The Gregarious Salesman: Death of a Stereotype

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Just because extraverts are attracted to sales jobs, does this mean they are necessarily good at selling us SUVs and wide-screen TVs and time shares in Honolulu?

It's Not About Introverts vs. Extroverts, It's About Embracing Differences and Moments of Solitude

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Robyn N. Cohen

I am far from what one would call an introvert, but some of my favorite moments are being by myself, lost in my thoughts.

My Interview With Susan Cain On The Power Of Introverts

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

2012-04-08-ariannaSusanCain.jpgSusan Cain's book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking taps into our growing need for unplugging and recharging. Let us know what your favorite ways are to find quiet in your life.

WATCH: Arianna Huffington And Susan Cain On The Power Of Introverts

Posted 04.12.2012 | Healthy Living

On the heels of her fascinating TED talk, Susan Cain, author of "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" joined Arianna for...

5 Traits of Successful Bloggers

Delia Lloyd | Posted 05.30.2012 | Technology
Delia Lloyd

The best bloggers I know never run out of material to write about because the they never run out of things that fascinate them. And they are able to transmit that sense of wonderment onto the page.