Category Archives: Introversion
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 […]

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 […]

Getting What You Want

I had two main goals in mind when I began this blog.  First, I wanted to help introverts that are not getting what they want out of life to better understand themselves and learn to use their gifts to feel happy and accepted.  And second, I wanted to help introverts who are happy with their lives to […]

Going Beyond The “Introvert” Label

Introvert, extrovert, or ambivert? What do these mean to you?  It often seems that we just stop at the label or barely scratch the surface and don’t explore what the label really means.  I might hear someone making an excuse for something, saying “I’m a bit of an introvert.” Or maybe describing themselves as having the […]

Introverts & Leadership

Can introverts make great leaders?  Of course! For me, this is not even a question.  I believe the better question to the introverted leader is, “What are your natural gifts and how can you use these to lead?”   As an introvert, I’ve found that I need to be true to myself. As a leader, this means using […]

Are You An Introvert?

As I have more and more discussions about introversion, I am finding that many introverts don’t identify with the term introversion.  After all, aren’t introverts shy, strange, or aloof?  Of course, no matter the perception, these are not what makes one an introvert.  Here are some of the defining characteristics of introversion that I have found […]

Worst Advice for Introverts

I am getting so tired of hearing the advice to introverts to “pretend to be an extrovert sometimes.”  The truth is that I have unsuccessfully tried to do just that for most of my life.  It was not until I understood my introversion that I started really moving toward the success in life I was […]

Introversion and Extroversion Not Good or Bad

There seems to be a tendency to think of personality traits such as introversion or extroversion as either “good” or “bad.”  The truth is that personality traits come naturally to us, they’re not something we can change, and one is not better than another.  Each of us need to learn about our own personality types […]

I Will Never Be A Peacock. And That’s OK.

If you follow my blog, you know I’m an introvert and I love to study personality, particularly as it relates to introversion and extraversion.  So, for fun, I recently attended a lunch-time workshop on Personality Styles in the Workplace.  During the session, we took a quick personality quiz that identified us as either a bumblebee, dog, […]

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 […]