Tag Archives: introverts
Making Time To Plan

This has been an extremely busy week and then the weekend came with various family activities and obligations – my parents came to visit, I had a campout with my son, I had a presentation to prepare for, and then spent time with family on Mother’s Day.  Overall,  I really have not had any good […]

The Examined Life…

Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” I probably first heard this quote in college over 20 years ago and it has always resonated with me.  As an introvert, I have always been very reflective and have examined and re-examined my life, which has usually resulted in improvements and a better life. However, […]

Embrace Your Introversion

I was doing some research this week on improving this website.  I want it to be easy to navigate and hopefully help people find the inspiration they are seeking, so I’m always working to improve QuietandStrong.com. I stumbled across PEEK and was offered a free user test of my website.  I signed up and a relatively […]

Introverted, But Not Shy

Introverted does not mean shy.  You can be a shy introvert or a shy extrovert. Being “shy” is a result of your confidence (or lack of confidence), but being introverted or extroverted is a description of how you process information (internally or externally) and how much time you spend “inside your head,” among other things. […]

Presentation Tips for Introverts

I am giving a presentation at a conference later this week.  I am looking forward to it.  Even though I am an introvert, I really do enjoy giving presentations and public speaking.  I have come to realize that, while I’m not someone who can “wing it,” if I am prepared, have expertise, and passion for […]

Don’t Label, But Understand

  Introversion is still so misunderstood and I don’t think the term “introvert” is always helpful.  In studying, and just observing day-to-day interactions, I often hear and read things like: “He is a total introvert”… when they really mean he is shy. “I am a little bit of both”… as if to apologize for the […]

Solitude Is Not Selfish

I have discovered that as an introvert, I need some alone time.  It can be hard to find this time with a busy family and work life.  So one of my goals this year is to make some time to “get clear.” I woke up early this morning to enjoy some solitude and not long […]

Energized by Thinking

  I have been giving the “need for recharge” among introverts much thought.  Many say that extroverts get energy through people-interaction and introverts need some solitude away from people, because, in fact, it is people that are draining the introvert’s energy.  In a previous article, I have explained that an introvert’s desire to be alone […]

Talking Temperaments With Your Child

I was listening to the radio on the way to work this week and the guest was speaking about parenting.  She said something to the effect that parenting was the toughest yet most rewarding thing anyone could do.  I have often thought this since becoming a parent.  Parenting can also be difficult in the context […]

Here’s to the crazy ones…

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… […]