Tag Archives: introvert
Prepare With a Weekly Review

I highly recommend David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD).  While the book was not specifically written for introverts,  I found it very helpful as I try to accomplish many things each day.  According to Allen, it’s important to get our minds clear by regularly capturing those things we need to get done and make a plan.  As […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 extroverted […]

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 […]

Planning Your Recharge

I am not an introvert because I need to recharge.  I need to recharge BECAUSE I’m an introvert. I believe that being a deep thinker is what is at the heart of my introversion.  I turn inward to thought more often than not. This is how I naturally process – internally rather than externally. So […]

Conferences – Introvert Style

I attended a one-day conference for work this past week.  I love to learn, but as an introvert I don’t always feel that the format of the conference suits me well.  Sometime in the future I will put on a conference just for introverts, designed by introverts. Lisa Petrilli wrote a great article “How to […]

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 […]