Ten Ways to Ignite a Relationship With a Sensitive Introvert

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I consider myself a long-term case study in intimacy. I’ve put myself out there and experienced the world of dating and relationships first hand as an introvert. My own trials and errors along with the countless comments, stories and wise words from … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Impatience? How Introverts and Sensitive Intuitives Can Lead Our Culture Out of Overdrive

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A friend of mine recently noted how irritable people are while they wait for coffee at Starbucks. Coffee is now a necessary source of fuel used to power us through our busy days. It’s lost its reputation as an excuse to connect with friends. … Continue reading

What Happens When Others Need Us Too Much? : The Shadow Side of Sensitives and Idealists

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  With their talent for identifying with the other person, for slipping into another’s skin, Idealists find that building close, loving relationships is the most natural thing in the world… And yet such emotional sensitivity (some would say hypersensitivity) can … 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

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

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

Sexy chef Marco Pierre White

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

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

The Intimate Introvert on Sacred Introvert Space

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I’ve found a new place to go deeper — Sacred Introvert Space. I guarantee you will feel at home there as well. Sacred Introvert’s creator, Lisa Avebury, is an introverted kindred spirit. I’ve written a piece entitled, The Intimate Introvert, for … Continue reading

Communicating As an Introvert: The Intimacy of Written Words and Inner Worlds

Francesca Woodman

  If you cannot feel me through my written words Then you will never grasp me in person For my words are the architecture of my inner most parts. Secret things hung out to dry in front of you. —Scaffold … Continue reading