When Introverts Get Loud: Where Are You Using Your Voice?

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Have you ever made a remark within a group and basically been ignored and then moments later someone else says the same thing, only louder, and gets a round of cheers and a heap of credit? Isn’t that frustrating? When this happens … Continue reading

Ever Get Tired of Validating Your Introversion?

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My 14-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter join me in my home office. Their respective buses have just dropped them off after school and now they are sitting in the worn comfy chair and lounging on the scrumptious shag carpet in … Continue reading

Masquerading As Everyone Else’s Expectations: Finding Your True Identity As An Introverted Idealist

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Seven years ago, I found myself sitting in the waiting area of the music school my son attended for guitar lessons. The school’s owner had come out and greeted me with a kind gentle voice and then left. Within the quiet following … Continue reading

Introvert Relationships and Sensation Seeking: Being Your Own Amazing Soulmate Update

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In July I wrote a post titled, Introvert Stops Searching for ‘The One’ and Gets a Life: Being Your Own Amazing Soulmate. In it, I described my intention to stop dating for three months and focus on experiencing life’s riches … Continue reading

Sensitive and Introverted Does Not Mean Irrational and Weak: Valuing the Input of the Compassionate and Contemplative

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We are locking horns again over the way he treats others. His tone demands I argue with him in succinct direct points, show the logic in my beliefs. If I don’t or can’t, he is superior. But I’ve been on the ropes for … Continue reading

Robin Williams and Sensitive People: Deeply In Touch with Human-ness

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As I watched the clip of Robin Williams on Johnny Carson, I marveled at his colorful and speedy delivery of stories, impressions and entertainment. He knew the outrageous antics and rapid-fire creativity were his bread and butter, the crowd pleasers, but … Continue reading

Link to Introverts and Intimacy Interview with Introvert Spring

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If you want to hear a delightful discussion about dating and mating as an introvert, then please tune in today to listen to my interview with Michaela of IntrovertSpring.com. We’ll dish about introvert relationships and intimacy (emotional and physical).   12 … Continue reading

Establishing Boundaries to Create Profound Intimacy: Drawing the Line in Introverted Relationships

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During most of my marriage I had mushy boundaries. Neither my ex-husband nor I had a good grasp on who we were as individuals but he had the more dominant extroverted personality so I let my identity form based on … Continue reading

Sensation Seeking Badass: The Sexy Side of Being a Sensitive Introvert

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I’m reading Anthony Bourdain’s book, Kitchen Confidential, and finding myself within the pages. For those of you who don’t know anything about Bourdain, he is a traveling TV star, author and chef who describes his young self as a thrill-seeking pleasure … Continue reading