You don't have to understand someone to be respectful

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. Friedrich Nietzsche...more

Networking Tips for the New Digital Age

I would say I’m 60% introvert and 40% extrovert, but my friends and family would tell you it’s the other way around. For me, these numbers really come into play when it comes to business networking. My “60/40 rating” could be why I have such a hard time initiating conversations with new people when I’m attending business networking events, but once I’ve made contact and learn a few things about them, you’ll want to pay me to stop talking!...more

Being An Introverted Mother

I was able to stay home with Ethan after he was born for 7 weeks before finally starting a new job. Those were the hardest 7 weeks of my life. Being responsible for someone so tiny and fragile that needed your every minute was exhausting beyond what I could ever have imagined....more

The lie I'll always believe as an introvert

In marriage counseling you might learn to avoid “never” and “always” statements when talking with your spouse. Good advice. Hearing you never or always do something is very discouraging, even if the other person didn’t mean it literally. Usually they just throw it out there to get their point across, but it usually leaves you feeling hopeless and maybe even hostile....more

The Power of Introverts

NaBloPoMo, Thursday, November 20Do you have a book in you? Fact or fiction? Related to your blog or totally different? ...more

Dialing my Extrovert Down....For my Daughter

I am the quintessential extrovert. I thrive off the energy of other people and will talk to anyone who makes eye contact. Just ask the 15-year-old who bags my groceries. Or the lady on the elliptical next to me at the gym. Or my new BFF at the dry cleaners who shares a similar love of v-neck dresses. And you probably don’t want to sit next to me on a plane....more

Introversion Doesn't Have To Mean Boring

I didn't like the dream I had last night.  Not one bit.  I felt so disturbed by it that I actually woke up frowning, trying to analyze it. (Not that I don't analyze everything in the first place anyway).  ...more

Stay Home Club by Olivia Mew

I've long considered myself an introvert. I enjoy being alone and draw energy internally rather than drawing it from other people. Despite the fact that I'm a social person who enjoys the company of others, I need time alone to recharge my batteries after externally-driven activities like parties, shopping, or anything "group". Otherwise, I feel overstimulated and go quiet – it's like my brain gets overloaded and needs space to work everything out. And despite living abroad and loving to travel, I'm a total homebody....more

Quite Quiet

It's only a few years ago that I realized I have always been an introvert and that for many years I pretended to be an extrovert. And now that I know this, I've begun to get comfortable with being quiet. In fact, I long for quiet.    Have you noticed how...more

True Life: I'm An Introvert

I'd be lying if I said I haven't been accused of not liking people or being shy.  (Kyle said "you're not shy, you just mind your own business." True!) ...more