How to Encourage Your Introverted Child

The tricky thing about being an introverted homebody in an extroverted, social society is that you really need to be part of a support group, but then you'd have to leave the house and be around people.As a passionate introvert, I'm so thankful my sweet husband and daughters are willing to be my built-in, live-in support group. (I pay them with chocolate-chip cookies.)...more

My Child Won't Talk to Me: Conversations with My Son

This post orginally appeared on I have two children with very different personalities. ...more

The Challenges of Being an Introvert

*stands up* *shuffles nervously* *clears throat* Hello. My name’s Ruth and I am an introvert. Would you believe that it has taken me 31 years to say that? Most of those years have been taken up with saying other things. No, I’m not anti-social. No, I’m not shy. No, it’s not that I hate people, or that I hate you, or that I’m a badly brought up Awkward Annie. I’m just an introvert. ...more

Tips for Introverts in Dating


Warm Hands = Warm Hearts

I was rather pleased to read recently that several medical studies now confirm what many of us already know: holding a warm beverage in our hands causes us to feel closer and more agreeable toward others.  Interestingly, if the liquid is room temperature, the feelings cease....more

The Introvert's Dilemma

I still have 12 minutes to make my first blog post for the month and kick off the February NaBloPoMo  challange.  So in the interest of time, I'm going to post my current dilemma for you all to comment so I can continue this conversation tomorrow. I have been looking for a new position in the field of my day job. No, unfortunately, this isn't, at least not yet....more

Sunday Seven – Seven Links On Introverts

As a self proclaimed introvert, articles, videos, or any type of media about introversion gravitate towards me. Sometimes I wish the extroverts would look at these instead or I had these as packaging instruction when I meet someone new (or even to family members)!...more

My kid is "that" kid....

Jack started soccer on Friday - just a half hour, once a week, 2 and 3 year old class - enough for him to learn to listen to a coach, take some direction, experience some semblance of a structured environment, learn to play with other kids and get some energy out before bed. As his little personality develops, I have been well aware that Jack is a friendly extrovert - he will say hi to anyone at anytime, roll down his window to say hi to the next car over, he will shake hands, he will high five, he knows not an iota of what "stranger danger" might imply....more

Do Extroverts Make More Money than Introverts?

There is an assumption out there that extroverts make more money than introverts. But is that really so? ...more
Brilliant Summary! I am a very comfortable introvert operating successfully in a very extrovert ...more