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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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5 Everyday Habits That Kill Self-Love for Introverts

Do you find it hard to love yourself consistently? Self-love is easy when things are going well and you're fulfilling all the 'shoulds' in life. But when the storm clouds come and you’re struggling with overwhelm, failure, and dark moods, self-love is elusive....

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6 Ways Introverts Sabotage Their Happiness

There are a lot of ways that introverts might sabotage our own happiness. Why would we do this? Well, at the root of the problem is a lack of self-love. When we don’t love ourselves, we start to treat ourselves as the enemy.  What do you do, or want to do to...

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How to Love Yourself If You Don’t Feel Good Enough

Are you one of the many innies who never quite feels good enough? Perhaps, you try to earn love through constant striving and perfectionism?  Maybe there’s a little voice inside you that says you’ll never be smart, successful, pretty, or outgoing enough to...

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The Sneakiest Introvert Self-Love Killer

How are you feeling today? I'm writing this on a Saturday, which is often the day of the week when introverts are in recovery mode. It can be a time of sweet relief, but it can also have its downsides. Sometimes unwelcome thoughts creep in. We think about how we’ve...

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7 Signs You’re an Introvert Echoist

Are you an introvert who hates attention? When people ask you about your preferences, are you often at a loss? Do you avoid “burdening” others with your problems at all costs? You might be an echoist. Echoism is not the same as introversion, but many sensitive...

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Tips For Introverts Who Can’t Say No

Are you an introvert who can’t say no, especially to your friends? Maybe you also struggle to be assertive and set boundaries with coworkers and loved ones. Saying no can be difficult for anyone. But it’s especially tough for introverts, because we hate conflict....

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How to Deal With Introvert Overstimulation

Boy am I feeling overstimulated today! As a fellow introvert, I’m sure you can relate to the feeling. My brain is scattered and I find it hard to concentrate. Everyday tasks seem way more daunting because I’m already overwhelmed. The reason I’m feeling...

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An Introvert’s Travel Guide

Traveling as an introvert should not feel daunting or overwhelming. Especially if you are properly prepared to take on the challenges of exploring new locations on your own. As an introvert, you're not limited to enjoying the world from the comfort of your own home....

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3 Struggles of the INFJ Idealist

Most INFJs have an idealistic view on the world. Not only do we notice everything, but we also see it through the eyes of an idealist. However, this is not an advantage all the time. In some instances, it can be a huge struggle for INFJs to perceive the world as we...

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An Introvert’s Take On Communal Sporting Events

As you’re likely aware even if you want nothing to do with sports, there are certain sporting events now and then that seem to capture the attention of the whole world - or at least most of it. Major championships, or tournaments involving international competition,...

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