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Articles relating to communication between extroverts and introverts

Used To Be An Introvert?

Have you ever heard someone say that they used to be an introvert, but now they are an extrovert? They have learned to be more social and now they are “cured” of introversion. Or maybe the other way around… They used to be more extroverted and now are more introverted since they like to spend […]

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 […]

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 extroversion and the misunderstandings that surround these different personality types.  I found it interesting that people rarely […]

Balance of Quiet

I spent another Saturday in the office.  The office was closed, so I was all alone and it was nice and quiet.  I have had a project to put together that was very important, but in my day-to-day work, there always seemed to be more pressing matters.  I have been in on many Saturdays (against […]

Introverts and Writer’s Block

  Sometimes, when I’m working on ideas for blog articles, I find myself experiencing a bit of writer’s block.  As an introvert, I think and I think a lot.  But it’s not always easy to put all of my thoughts into words.  Writing this blog and and the preparation involved has been an excellent way […]

Appreciating Others

Does being an introvert have anything to do with giving appreciation?  I’m not sure, but I do know as an introvert I think far more than I ever say. And while I haven’t always been forthcoming with appreciation of others, I also know that I have often felt unappreciated or at least underappreciated myself. But […]

Are Introverts Good Listeners?

I hear some assert that introverts make great listeners.  I think this may be too much of a generalization; after all, not all introverts are alike. I think that I am a good listener most of the time.  I want to get to know people better and understand their needs.  I want to get the […]

You have the right to edit your previous conversations

I believe that you can become better at small talk, carrying on conversations, and being prepared for important conversations.  I know this is true for me.  However, as an introvert with the need to normally think before speaking, I know I will probably never be perfect in these areas.  The other day I was having […]

Preparation is Key

I believe that one of the keys to strength as an introvert is preparation. An introvert goes deep in thought and, given time, can come up with some brilliant ideas.  That is not to say that they cannot come up with great ideas on the fly, because they can.  I just know from experience that […]

Six Ways to Find Your Voice and Be Heard

I attended a workshop on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator a few years ago.  Something that really stuck with me from that workshop was that introverts think and then speak, and extraverts speak to think.  And since that time, I have observed this in action over and over again.  As an introvert, I have often found […]