Tag Archives: #introvertproblems
A Little Patch of Blue

I was feeling overwhelmed on a particularly dark and cloudy day.  Even though it was late in the morning, it almost appeared to be dark outside.  It was very depressing as I was feeling the same way on the inside.  There was so much going on in my life and these dark clouds just added […]

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 […]

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 […]

Overthinking at Work?

  I am often accused of overthinking.  It comes in many forms. In a meeting, I may ask for some time to think when the rest of the group is ready to move forward with a decision.  Perhaps a coworker is waiting on me for a decision or specific task that I believe requires some […]

Preparing For The Unfamiliar

I was driving my wife downtown to help her set up a booth at an event she was doing for her company.  She turned to me and let me know she was glad I was driving.  She said that she had not been downtown much and did not know her way around. I on 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 […]

Cancelled Appointments

I had a meeting cancelled this morning, and it was the best thing ever! I was able to get a lot of real work done. I’ve heard it said that, as introverts, we’re often happy when plans get cancelled. Why is this? Is it because we’re apprehensive about that social situation in which we have […]

No Time To Think!

It’s Friday and it’s been a busy week. The kids have started school and sports practices, and work has been extra demanding as well. So I’m struggling at the moment to think of something brilliant to post. And now I’m thinking to myself, that’s exactly the point. I haven’t had time to think about what […]

Get Busy and Stop Worrying

Most of my life I have worried far too much. In a previous post, Minimizing or Eliminating Worry, I mentioned that introverts may worry more than extroverts because we spend so much time in our heads.  Definitely we can and need to change our thoughts to eliminate or reduce worry.  Another cure for worry I […]

The Cat Still Sometimes Has My Tongue

An expression I have always hated is “Has the cat got your tongue?”  I am not sure exactly where this expression came from, but it basically means “Why aren’t you talking?” I don’t know if it’s used much anymore, but it’s a term from my childhood equivalent to calling someone quiet or shy. It’s true; […]