Proud To Be An Introvert | ♥ MUST SEE Inspiration

Proud To Be An Introvert | ♥ MUST SEE Inspiration

  When you’re an introvert living in an extrovert’s world, you spend a lot of time feeling misunderstood. People wonder … Why are you so quiet? Why do you keep wandering off? Why would you want to be alone when there are parties to go to, people to meet, and adventures to be had. They don’t understand that for an introvert, our adventures begin on the inside Our imagination gives us wings Carrying us  to new worlds We are the thinkers, the creators, the dreamers We may be still and silent, But we are soaring So when you look at us sitting alone, or daydreaming or wandering off by ourselves Don’t feel sorry for us We may be quiet, but don’t underestimate our power We know more than we say, we think more than we speak, and we observe more than you know. We’re introverts, and that doesn’t make us ‘failed extroverts’ We grew up thinking there was something wrong with us But the truth is that introverts are so much more than what meets the eye We are deep divers in a world of shallow swimmers We know how to listen, not just to words, but also to the subtle messages carried on the wings of silence Give us the freedom to be who we were meant to be And you’ll see how much introverts have to offer the world It’s true that some people might never understand us, and that’s okay Because, when you know how to stand alone The crowd can’t knock you down Please don’t try to change us into extroverts We don’t want to...
The #1 Way Introverts Can Be More Creative

The #1 Way Introverts Can Be More Creative

Are you a creative introvert? Here’s a scenario from your student days that might sound painfully familiar: It’s 6pm on the day before a big assignment is due. Your final grade depends on you acing this paper. But there’s one very big catch. It’s a group project, so you’ve got to work as a team to make sure everyone succeeds. In what seems like the trillionth group meeting, you are trying to hammer out a creative conclusion for your argument. Then it happens. The loudest person in the group yells out a lame idea, and the others seem to be on board. You want to wave your arms in the air and say, “Please, no! We can do better than that. At least, I know that I can do better than that.” Unfortunately, there is no “I” in team. There is, however, most definitely an “I” in “introvert”, and that is exactly what you are. This means that your best ideas emerge in solitude. Why The Creative Introvert Needs Quiet As an introvert, your creative powers, which are about as badass as they come, can only be accessed in solitude. You need quiet to connect dots, and create worlds. You also require solitude to to give your brain a break from all the overstimulation assaults you face each day. Think of it this way: You know that children’s story, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, by Judy and Ron Barrett? It’s about this town where the townsfolk get all their meals from the daily shower of food from the sky. This is all fine and good until suddenly the...
These Hilarious Introvert Doodles Will Make You LOL

These Hilarious Introvert Doodles Will Make You LOL

Introvert Doodles Book Review by an Introvert Author and Blogger Have you seen those cute, funny, and oh-so-true little comics by Maureen “Marzi” Wilson floating around the Internet? Okay, maybe “floating” isn’t the right word. Marzi, the creator of Introvert Doodles, and her images have been doing a viral dance across the web for a while now. And she hasn’t stopped there. Marzi recently released her first book, Introvert Doodles: An Illustrated Look at Introvert Life in an Extrovert World. Being an introvert author myself, I had the good luck to receive a review copy of the book. Read on to discover my honest review of Introvert Doodles by Maureen “Marzi” Wilson. My honest Introvert Doodles book review + peek inside Okay, so let’s start with what this book is all about. Introvert Doodles is a colorful illustrated adventure through the eyes of a card-carrying introvert. Hold on tight, because Marzi is about to take you through all of our glorious idiosyncrasies, and quirks. You’re sure to see yourself in plenty of the scenarios she draws into life. Best of all, you’ll enjoy many laughs along the way. This is not a serious, smartsy-fartsy kind of book, people! Introvert Doodles gives the world something much more important than a bunch of boring facts and research studies. Through page after page of hilariously relatable scenarios, Marzi gives introverts the chance to lighten up a little. And she doesn’t do it in a patronizing way, like when some obnoxious dude you just met says, “why are you so serious. SMILE!”. Nope. Through honest, heartwarming, and comical imagery, Introvert Doodles gives introverts permission...
Amy Schumer – The Most Surprising Introvert Celebrity

Amy Schumer – The Most Surprising Introvert Celebrity

Of all the introvert celebrities who seem anything BUT introverted, Amy Schumer tops the list. In her hit show Inside Amy Schumer, as well as her movie Trainwreck, which she wrote and starred in, Schumer seems like the definition of an extrovert. Amy Schumer is outspoken and refreshingly (and sometimes shockingly) unfiltered. Her Trainwreck costar, Tilda Swinton, described her as an “honesty bomb”. Others say she is just plain crude. One thing that no one would ever describe Amy Schumer as is “introverted”. How could someone with such an over-the-top sense of humour be an introvert? Is Amy Schumer Really An Introvert? The most basic definition of an introvert is someone who gains energy from being alone and loses energy in stimulating environments, such as parties, and crowds. We usually see introvert celebrities, such as Amy Schumer, in the spotlight when they’re ‘getting their extrovert on’. But we forget that most artists – whether they be actors, writers, or musicians – spend a lot of time creating and rehearsing behind the scenes. Many introvert celebrities spend countless hours observing their surroundings for inspiration. Then they close the door so they can open their mind to creative ideas. I imagine that memorizing lines is a solo activity, too. As is composing music, or writing a stand-up routine. Amy Schumer is probably a social introvert. She likes to get out there and mix and mingle when she has the energy, but also needs plenty of alone time to recharge. She is also a confident introvert. Her confidence makes many people assume that she is an extrovert. This is because introversion is often confused with...
Michaela Chung Uncensored: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Creator Of Introvert Spring

Michaela Chung Uncensored: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Creator Of Introvert Spring

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you probably already know a fair few things about my personal life. You’ll know that three years ago, I quit my job, sold everything that wouldn’t fit in a suitcase, and set out on my hero’s journey toward a life of greater meaning and purpose. You’ll know that since then, I’ve visited 12 countries on 5 continents. I’ve lived in Mexico, Australia, and Canada, and spent a good chunk of time in the U.S.A, Thailand and Colombia. If life is a destination, I’m taking the scenic route. Good thing it’s just one long winding journey with sunsets, heartbreak, and cows that offer up blank stares as you whizz by.   It has been a true odyssey, made up of equal parts sunshine and shadows. Tears, too. Sometimes I felt like the uncertainty would swallow me whole. Miraculously, I made it back home. And by ‘home’, I don’t mean a physical space. With the boons of greater wisdom and purpose in hand, I returned to myself. Not the Michaela that everyone said I should be, or could be if I’d stop mucking about. Not the Michaela who always felt like too much, and never enough at the same time. No, not her. You see, in the space between being and achieving, I’d forgotten that I am enough. My scenic, winding, manure scented journey brought me back to the truth of who I am. And I realized that the real me is not the frightening, horrible person I thought she was. There was no need to hide her away like a dirty secret...
Are you an introverted seeker?

Are you an introverted seeker?

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken A seeker is someone who chooses the path of self discovery and constant growth in life. For introverts, the seeker’s path has particular appeal. Though clearly the more difficult road, it glows with the promise of fulfillment and self-actualization. It is the ultimate journey inward. It is the epic voyage into the depths of the mind, body and soul. This inner quest leads us to the dark and scary places where we hide grief, regret, and guilt. For introverts, these could be memories of people saying “you’re weird” or “ you’re too quiet”. In our mind, their words were automatically translated to “you’re not worthy”. On this inward path, we encounter locked rooms filled with shame about who we are. The air is thick with the kind of loneliness that is birthed in misunderstanding. Most introverts spend a lifetime feeling misunderstood. Tweet this The unexpected twists and turns of the seeker’s path can be jarring. It takes you places most people would not voluntarily go. So, why bother? Why you seek Contrary to popular belief, the seeker’s path is not about slaying dragons and conquering kingdoms. It’s not even about adventure, though that’s an appealing side effect. The seeker’s journey inward is about finding what we believe to be impossible to find. It is the long and winding road toward the thing that was right in front of us all along. The thing we believe in our hearts we cannot have. We...