Tag Archives: talking to others
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, […]

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 extraversion and the misunderstandings that surround these different personality types.  I found it interesting that people rarely […]

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 […]

Appreciating Others

Does being an introvert have anything to do with giving appreciation?  I’m not sure, but I do know as an introvert I think far more than I ever say. And while I haven’t always been forthcoming with appreciation of others, I also know that I have often felt unappreciated or at least underappreciated myself. But […]

Networking On My Terms

I attended an event for work this past week.  I arrived just a few minutes before the opening presentation.  A high level person was walking around “working the room”.  She was saying hello, introducing herself, and probably talking to each person for about a minute.  She came and spoke to me.  We had met a […]

Introverts DO Like People

I was reading a great book on success this week.  It was full of stories of people who had overcome great challenges and I was finding it very inspiring.  And then I almost put it down for good.  The author briefly mentioned extroversion and introversion.  He stated something to the effect that extraverts like to […]

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 […]

Introvert Connections: Don’t Force It

As introverts, we long to make connections. It is just that the connections we want to make are deep and with like-minded people.  This has been a challenge for me.  It usually takes some time to for me get to know others and then as I slowly get to know them, it takes even more […]

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 […]

#hatesmalltalk

Once again I found myself at a conference with all of its expectations of small talk and networking.  I generally don’t like small talk, but I can do it, and I did do some.  I especially do not enjoy small talk when it comes to strangers that I know I will not likely see again. […]