Category Archives: Strengths
Happy World Introvert Day 2018!

  Even before the first World Introvert Day in 2011, introverts have fought to have a voice in a loud, loud world. Seven years later in 2018, introverts are still so often misunderstood. The world, both extroverts and introverts, too often equate the word “introversion” with negative terms and may even make us question our own self-worth, because […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best job for introverts?

I know a guy  that works a behind the scenes job in a large IT department keeping the computer systems running for his company.  In his position he has relatively little interaction with others.  A perfect job for an introvert, right?  Actually, although I am an introvert, I think his position would not have enough people interaction for […]

Introversion – Not that there is anything wrong with that

Last week my wife’s sister read my article “A Coupon for Your Favorite Introvert”. In the article I talk about my introverted wife  and my extroverted daughter.  After reading it, my sister-in-law texted my wife: “I always thought you were an extrovert, not that there’s anything wrong with being an introvert.” I haven’t spoken to […]