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

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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

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

How Do You Intend to Live Your One Precious Life? How Would You Live If Your Health Was Challenged?

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver I lost two nights of sleep. I did the worst thing you can do when you notice troubling health symptoms — Google … Continue reading

Introvert Stops Searching for “The One” and Gets a Life: Being Your Own Amazing Soulmate

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  What would you do if you knew you were going to be alone for the rest of your life? This is the question Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant journal, posed to his readers. He answered it with something to the … Continue reading

You Don’t Have a Bubbly Personality? You’re not a High Energy Mom? You’re Still Worth Knowing

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I’ve never been the girl who laughs openly and raucously. I don’t talk loudly so the whole crowd can hear or have any delusions about being the life of the party. I can’t fake enthusiasm. I’m not known for doling out exuberant praise. … Continue reading