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What Are Your Introverted Strengths? PLEASE COMMENT

I have written over a hundred blog posts as of this week.  If you have been following this blog, you probably see I am a big believer that introversion is a natural way of being, not a weakness, and that we also have strengths that come from being an introvert.  I get frustrated when people […]

Introvert or Deep Thinker?

As I read and write about introverts, it becomes clear to me that the definition for introverts varies depending on who you talk to. I would like to make a fresh start and come up with new terms and helpful definitions.  Maybe I will.  I do like the term “thinkers” as Susan Cain puts it.  […]

Six Ways to Find Your Voice and Be Heard

I attended a workshop on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator a few years ago.  Something that really stuck with me from that workshop was that introverts think and then speak, and extroverts speak to think.  And since that time, I have observed this in action over and over again.  As an introvert, I have often found […]

What are your strengths?

I was having a conversation with a negative person today and she was complaining about others, especially others that were not like her.  She definitely has some good qualities, but also has her weaknesses, just like we all do. But speaking with her got me thinking how important it is to recognize the positive in people […]

Now Is The Time…

It has been within the last few years that I have come to really gain an understanding of my introversion and my strengths.  Prior to that, I spent a lot of time trying to be something I wasn’t and of course I have plenty of regrets.  I have learned to look back on the failures, […]

Be Strong!

I was doing some surfing around the internet this weekend looking for some inspiration on topics to write about.  For some reason I wasn’t finding anything inspiring, but more of one-size-fits-all advice for introverts. With about half the population falling into the introvert category, it seems so strange to try to lump everyone together.  I […]

Assessments, Labels, and Success

I am reading StandOut by Marcus Buckingham.  The premise of the book is that you can maximize your edge at work by understanding your strengths. “Though your genius is ingrained, the right way to channel it is not.  This final challenge is that even if you do cut through the noise and identify what unique […]

Let Your Work Do The Talking

Thankfully, it’s been a while since I’ve had to go on a job interview.  In the past, I was not very good at talking about myself and showing my talents and strengths during an interview. As a result, there have been plenty of jobs I didn’t get. However, in every single job I have had, […]

Fake It ’til You Make It?

  I’m getting tired of reading or hearing people say that sometimes they “fake” being an extrovert. I actually think this is harmful as this is suggesting that extroverts can do things that introverts can’t. I also hear people say “well, I’m both an introvert and an extrovert” as if it’s some kind of safe […]

Practice Makes Perfect?

I have a son that is extremely competitive.  So much so that if he is not good at a sport, for example, he doesn’t want to play at all.  Watching him play soccer, baseball, basketball, football, etc., it is always the same.  He practices, listens to his coaches, works hard, and every time he gets […]