Here are some of the most common ways that these self-proclaimed “helpers” have gone about advising me on how to repair my puzzling introvert tendencies.
Introversion didn’t explain the ball of fear in my stomach. It wasn’t until I stumbled across the term “social anxiety” that I began to understand myself.
Being a quiet introvert doesn’t always equate “performer” in many people’s minds, and I think the reason for this can be narrowed down to two things.
Being a highly sensitive person (HSP) is a perfectly normal “thing” to be — about 20 percent of the population have this trait.
I’m sure you’ve heard many times that introverts hate small talk. This is frequently misunderstood as introverts hate talking, period.
Introversion has become sort of a trend. Many people consider themselves to be introverts, and even more think they know what introversion is.
Introversion and anxiety can exist in the same person, and both can lead to similar behaviors, but the thought processes are wildly different.
I like to make jokes about how much I hate people. As an introvert, it’s easy to do. However, despite appearances, I don’t hate people, just socializing.
I asked introverts about the books they’ve read lately, and why another introvert would enjoy that book. Here are 13 of their suggested books to read.
Introverts can be a complicated lot. We want to help others, but we get drained so quickly that we may have to retreat before making a dent.