Tag Archives: time to think
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 […]

Do You Comment On Blogs?

  Introverts are not all alike.  We may all spend more time thinking, but we think about different things and feel differently about those things we think about. I know I have a lot of thoughts and opinions about the things I read and research online, although I rarely comment. So I’m curious… In general, […]

Active Thinking vs. Passive Thinking

As introverts, perhaps we have our “thinking caps” turned on to high a little more than the rest of the world. But sometimes, especially when we have a problem or project we need to think through, we need to turn off our thinking. Stop coercing our brains to come up with an answer for a […]

Introverts Need Time To Get “Clear”

I recently wrote about taking Marcus Buckingham’s assessment from his book, StandOut. In the results, this particular paragraph stood out to me, as it describes me well: “You are a thoughtful person, someone who needs time alone to mull and muse–without this alone time, events pile up on you, haphazardly, and your confusion starts to […]

Hold Your Ground in Conversations

Often in conversations or meetings, as introverts we need time to think.  Sometimes our silence while thinking is misinterpreted that we don’t have anything to say.  In her book, Introvert Power, Dr. Laurie Helgoe says in these situations we must “hold our ground”. Dr. Helgoe says: “While the introvert is reflecting on the question (thinking […]

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 […]

Shut Up and Listen

A guest post by Mrs. Quiet-and-Strong The other day, I was talking on the phone with a client and I had an interesting experience. The man I was speaking with was a pastor by trade so he was likely an eloquent speaker in his profession, but clearly an introvert.  During our phone discussion, he was […]

The Myth of Multitasking

Image courtesy of Piotr Bizior, Bizior Photography I know people that are very proud of their ability to multitask.  However, as an introvert, multitasking does not work well for me.  I find that I work best and am most efficient when I can focus on one project at a time. The truth is that everyone […]

Give Me Time to Think About That

Sometimes you have to let people know how you operate best. And sometimes I need to take time to think about things.  I do my best work when I have gathered as much information as possible and then mull it over for awhile.  I don’t always need this processing time, but I do now give […]