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A Little Patch of Blue

I was feeling overwhelmed on a particularly dark and cloudy day.  Even though it was late in the morning, it almost appeared to be dark outside.  It was very depressing as I was feeling the same way on the inside.  There was so much going on in my life and these dark clouds just added […]

Not only am I ok, but I have a brilliant idea!

Are you OK? Have you ever been asked this question when everything is fine?  And did you think that you appeared fine? I was at a workshop on a topic that was very interesting to me.  I thought I was contributing plenty to the conversations both for the large group and at my table.  On […]

Introverted Confidence

Confidence (or self-confidence) comes when you believe that you have great value, much to offer, and are worthwhile in your uniqueness.  Are you a confident introvert?  If not, this is something you can change.  You can gain confidence in your worth and uniqueness and the gifts you have to offer the world.  Sometimes introverts may […]

Understanding Introverted Strengths and Needs

I’ve been writing on introversion for a few years now.  My focus on Quiet and Strong is that by understanding your introversion, and your specific strengths and needs, you can be strong. By sharing my own needs and what makes me strong, my hope is that other introverts who are struggling or feeling less-than can find their […]

Time Management Tips for Introverts

As an introvert, and one with an overwhelming amount of work and interests, I often find myself with a massive to-do list. I always have so many things I need and want to accomplish in both my professional life and in my personal life, and there never is enough time.  I’ve been doing quite a bit […]

Focus on the Important

As this year winds down, I find myself thinking what still has to be done in 2016 and what can wait until 2017. I have so many things to accomplish both at work and at home. I have discovered that no matter how hard I work or how organized I am, it is impossible to get everything […]

Networking, Introverted Style

  I attended a conference for work this past week.  I was looking forward to the speakers and presentations and perhaps seeing some old friends.  I hung out a little with an extroverted friend of mine and realized some important differences.  She was there to connect with many people, both old friends and new.  I […]

You Don’t Seem Like an Introvert

I recently attended a retirement celebration for a psychologist friend of mine. She spoke of how she used to be an introvert, but she could not remain as an introvert for long in the organization she worked for. Soon after, I was listening to a radio psychologist who said that he was an introvert, but […]

Don’t Judge

Have you ever been judged wrongfully?  Maybe your actions or lack of actions made someone feel that you were selfish or uncaring.  Maybe a decision you made was misunderstood.  Or maybe people don’t understand your intentions at all. It seems this may be an even bigger problem for introverts.  Introverts naturally process thoughts and ideas […]

Strengths Don’t Change

I was in a meeting this week that started with “introductions.”  Everyone was supposed to give an interesting fact about themselves.  For some reason I always dread this.  Maybe I don’t like to pinpoint just one thing that defines me, and I certainly don’t like to talk about myself.  So to keep things moving, I said […]