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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. […]

Keep It Down Over There…

I have gotten so much better at small talk and keeping conversations going over the last couple of years, but I still have room for improvement. I have learned that small talk, while the topics may not be that interesting to me, can be a gateway to deeper conversations.   I also find myself in situations where […]

Parenting an Introverted Child

I have been giving much thought to what it takes to be a good parent, especially when it comes to parenting an introverted child. Introversion is Not About the Label I am an introvert myself and I am sure that one of my children is introverted as well.  This is not about a label, but […]

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; […]

Formerly Shy, Now Happily Introverted

I used to be shy. Now, I’m happily introverted. Early on in my journey, I read several books on shyness to try to “fix” whatever it was that I thought was wrong with me. Unfortunately, the books I read on shyness really did not help me at all. Looking back now, I realize that these […]

Introversion And Shyness Are Not The Same

Although many people use the terms interchangeably, Introversion and Shyness are not synonymous. Introversion is a measure of how one processes information (internally vs. externally) and this process is hard-wired in your brain. You do not choose introversion or extroversion, just as you do not choose being right or left handed. Shyness is a measure of self-confidence […]