Tag Archives: introvert relationships
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 […]

Giving Great Customer Service for Introverts and Extroverts

I have a favorite convenience store that I think provides excellent service. It’s nice and clean with a wide selection of products, but what I really love is that I can get in and out quickly.  I actually will drive past a closer store that I don’t have such a high opinion of to go 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

You Know What You Like

I went out to breakfast with a friend this week. We hadn’t been to this particular restaurant before, so while we were being seated, my friend asked our server, “What’s good?” The server proceeded to tell us her top three choices. As she left, I gave my friend a hard time, asking “how does this […]

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 […]

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 extroversion and introversion.  He stated something to the effect that extraverts like to […]

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 […]