Category Archives: Family
Introversion – Nature vs Nurture

I was listening to a podcast on introversion this week and the subject of “nature versus nurture” came up.  The two psychologists were discussing this, and neither seemed to be sure if introversion was caused by nature or nurture. Here are a couple quick definitions from About Health: Nature refers to all of the genes […]

A Coupon for Your Favorite Introvert

This year for Christmas, my daughter made a coupon book for her mom. It was the sweetest thing! There were coupons for things like emptying the dishwasher, bringing a snack, bringing a drink of water, and cleaning up.  And there was a “leave me alone” coupon. If you know my introverted wife and my extraverted […]

Let’s Talk About It…

I had a great week celebrating Thanksgiving with family.  Along with the turkey and pie, I really enjoyed just hanging out and having some good conversation.  At one point, a group of us starting talking about introversion and extraversion and the misunderstandings that surround these different personality types.  I found it interesting that people rarely […]

Solo Vacation?

I am married, have kids, and a very busy life.  I get a little solitude here and there when I get up early for work and during my drive to and from work.  At work, it can be very busy going from meeting to meeting and trying to get some work done in between.  At […]

Relax… It’s Just Small Talk

I spent the past week celebrating the holiday with extended family in the mountains.  With some family members, I had a lot to talk about and catch up on. However, with others, it was a bit difficult to come up with conversation topics.  As an introvert, I generally prefer deeper conversations to small talk, but […]

Thoughts of an Introverted Father

Celebrating Father’s Day this year, I am reflecting on the father I am and the father I want to be.  I feel very fortunate to be married to my best friend who gets me and together we have three amazing kids.  It is also fascinating that all three kids are very different.  All three are […]

Introverts, family gatherings, and networking

  So, I had my first family get together of this holiday season this past weekend.  It was Thanksgiving Dinner at my uncle’s house with over 130 relatives, including long lost cousins and their children.  I was mostly looking forward to it, but was a bit anxious to get together with strangers and some almost-strangers. I […]

Talking Temperaments With Your Child

I was listening to the radio on the way to work this week and the guest was speaking about parenting.  She said something to the effect that parenting was the toughest yet most rewarding thing anyone could do.  I have often thought this since becoming a parent.  Parenting can also be difficult in the context […]

“Introverts are wonderful”

I was having a discussion with my wife on possible blog topics this week.  Out of the blue, my first-grade daughter said, “Let’s write ‘introverts are wonderful.’”  This was funny because she doesn’t really know what an introvert is (she is probably an extrovert) and she doesn’t actually understand what blogging is, either.  She just […]

Introverts Parenting an Extraverted Child

Last week I wrote about parenting an introverted child.  I happen to know what it is like to be an introvert so  understanding him comes easy to me.  However, my introverted wife and I at the same time are coming to understand the needs of also parenting an extroverted child (we actually have TWO of […]