Building Self-Confidence As An Introvert

Building Self-Confidence As An Introvert

If you’re an introvert who grew up thinking there’s something wrong with you, you’re not alone. Many introverts spend years struggling with self-confidence. We focus on our supposed flaws, and even amplify them to the point of utter self-hatred. Not...
Are Introverts Too Secretive?

Are Introverts Too Secretive?

Most introverts are used to being asked why we’re so quiet. It’s one of those annoying questions that feels like both an insult and a command. The subtext is, “you should talk more—now.”  I’ve ranted about my frustrations with this question before, so I won’t get...
Stop Calling Public Speaking an Extrovert Behavior

Stop Calling Public Speaking an Extrovert Behavior

Can I share a secret pet peeve with you? It has to do with a common misconception people have about introversion. This misconception goes beyond the usual “introversion means shy.” Before I share what it is, I’ll tell you why this particular fallacy irks me so...
5 Ways Introverts Can Get a Roommate to Clean Up

5 Ways Introverts Can Get a Roommate to Clean Up

Are you an introvert with a messy roommate? Talking to roommates about cleaning up can be hard for anyone. But for introverts, it’s especially challenging.  After all, we introverts hate conflict. We’d rather stay quiet, and hideout in our room than face...
How Introverts Can Stop Caring What Others Think

How Introverts Can Stop Caring What Others Think

If you’re an introvert who cares too much what others think. You’re not alone. A lot of my introvert readers and students come to me with deep-seated fears about disapproval and rejection from others. Caring what others think is normal. But there’s a point...