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A WHOSA-WHATSA-VERT?

What is an introvert?

Introverts gain energy by being alone. Stimulating environments and social situations are draining for introverts. We can only handle so much before we MUST restore ourselves in solitude.

This is where many people are confused about introversion. It’s not about wanting to avoid people because of shyness, or sadness. Introverts NEED to spend time alone to feel at our best. Plain and simple.

In contrast, extroverts are energized by socializing. They get a buzz from the very activities that overwhelm introverts. When extroverts spend too much time alone, they feel bored and depleted.

Neither personality type is superior, we simply have different needs.

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Introvert: I Don’t Want To Go But Please Invite Me

Kids, the year was 2006, I was married, Mormon, and obsessed with cardigans. Since I didn’t grow up Mormon, I didn’t have any close friends in the church. Then one day, like a brick to the face, something happened that made me painfully aware of my friendlessness.... read more

Introversion vs. Social Anxiety – The Real Story

As an introvert, you might have heard this before: “You’re just shy.” A lot of introverts are shy. Some introverts have social anxiety, which is similar to shyness, but more intense. So, you might be wondering, introversion vs. social anxiety – what’s the... read more

Introvert: Is Your Life Too Structured?

One of the most surpising introvert problems Like many introverts, I used to be drawn to structured activities because they gave me more control over my social life. They also made me feel like a good little citizen of the planet extrovert. In my teens and early... read more

Is This Really An Introvert’s Wonderland?

There is a place where introverts feel right at home. It is a wonderland that allows us to experience the world without leaving our house, or even putting on pants. I’m talking, of course, about the Internet. It is thanks to this magical invention that we met. In... read more

Do Introverts Get Along With Other Introverts?

Many people have asked me, do introverts get along with other introverts? This might surprise you. A lot of introverts are afraid of other introverts. Okay, maybe “afraid” isn’t exactly the right word. But many of the introverts I hear from are definitely hesitant,... read more

The Secret Shame of The Sensitive Introvert

As a sensitive introvert, you’ve probably felt your fair share of guilt. I know I have. We introverts tend to let our worries weigh heavily on our shoulders. We bare the blame. And we feel deep shame. Many sensitive introverts have what is known as an inferior ego.... read more

Introvert: I write better than I speak

I’ve always been better at communicating in writing than in conversation. It turns out that this is a trait shared by most introverts. We innies tend to write better than we speak. Words pour out effortlessly onto the page (or the computer screen nowadays). But in... read more

An Introvert’s Miracle Diet

I may not be an expert in nutrition or weight loss. But I do consider myself an expert in introversion. And I happen to know a virtually fail-proof trick for losing weight as an introvert. I’ve known this secret for a while, but was only reminded of it recently when... read more

Are Introverts More Likely To Be Depressed?

A lot of people ask me, are introversion and depression the same thing? They are not. As annoying as it is that people keep drudging up this outdated association between introversion and depression, I can see where the confusion lies. There is a reason why so many... read more

The Introverted Personality & Loneliness

Those with an introverted personality are not immune to the sharp sting of loneliness. When I spend too much time alone, I become cranky, irritable, and sad. But it’s more than that. Like many introverts, I am a thinker. Too many days all by my lonesome leads to... read more
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Michaela Chung is an introvert writer, coach and entrepreneur. She is currently working on a book on introverted charisma due out in 2016.

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