Category Archives: Relationships
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Building Relationships

As an introvert who naturally spends more time in my head than not, I have often been misunderstood and have had some difficulty building relationships. Over the years, I have made some considerable progress in being understood and valued and also gained skills in building relationships.  Most introverts value a few close relationships, where they […]

Energized by people?

I had the best time this past weekend. I spent the afternoon hanging out with some of my favorite people in the world, my siblings. As an introvert, I have said that all people don’t drain me, just certain people and situations do. In this case I was not drained, but quite the opposite I […]

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.  My boss was after me to get this […]

Introverts DO Like People

I was reading a great book on success this week.  It was full of stories of people who had overcome great challenges and I was finding it very inspiring.  And then I almost put it down for good.  The author briefly mentioned extraversion and introversion.  He stated something to the effect that extraverts like to […]

Introvert Connections: Don’t Force It

As introverts, we long to make connections. It is just that the connections we want to make are deep and with like-minded people.  This has been a challenge for me.  It usually takes some time to for me get to know others and then as I slowly get to know them, it takes even more […]