introverts

In Good Company

6 degrees of separation demonstrates the power of community by suggesting how interconnected we are to others. In social media, the LinkedIn platform readily links networks of all my contacts, proving how by connecting to 700 or so folks I am really linked in to 6,500,000 with 9,600 just in the past 4 days. Yet .. read more

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On December 23rd, 2011, posted in: celebreties, introverts by

Introvert work conflicts start from within

Do you find yourself questioning your choice of career after you’ve already begun it? Many of us do, and yet for introverts, sometimes we talk ourselves out of the very career that gives us purpose – at the very time that we could actually do ourselves and our world the most good. And then we hang in the .. read more

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On December 20th, 2011, posted in: introverts, Laura Helgoe, motivation, power by

Extroverts can sometimes relate

Although it seems extroverts and introverts struggle with getting along (see this article for some tips and detail), quite often both temperaments are flexible enough for the other. Especially when the conversation directly focuses on temperament. It seems these are the times we are most ready to learn. Yesterday I led a seminar, Public Speaking .. read more

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On December 16th, 2011, posted in: extroverts, introverts, public speaking by

Introvert Nuggets

Back in the late 1980’s I directed a high school production of The Outsiders, based on the book written by S.E. Hinton which deals with the challenge being part of the “have nots” as a teenager. The school production was a huge success, for it has been in the literary curricula and relevant to most .. read more

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On December 5th, 2011, posted in: glitter, introverts, nuggets by

Building Conversation

I can remember sitting at the cafeteria tables with my high school friends listening to spirited conversation about fashion, music or relationships while I nodded my head and smiled between bites of my lunch. I wanted to appear interested eventhough I hadn’t a clue what to say. Although my mind was chatting away – I .. read more

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On November 30th, 2011, posted in: controlling conversation, introverts, meaning by

We really enjoy ourselves

Introverts are known to spend time alone. For those of us who are not introverts, we assume when someone is alone we must call or visit them. Certainly they wouldn’t want to be alone. Yet for introverts, being alone is a treat. I have always enjoyed uninterrupted time to think, read, or even to create. .. read more

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On November 28th, 2011, posted in: energy, introverts, time alone by 2 Comments

They’ll Laugh at Me

Being laughed at is one of the most devastating, dibilitating fears for the majority of us, especially for introverts. It keeps us away from speaking platforms, participating in meetings, trying out for group activities as well as from going out in public. If we have this fear, it’s because we’ve directly or indirectly experienced humiliation, and we assume .. read more

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On November 18th, 2011, posted in: Darren Lacroix, fear of failure, introverts, Michener, willingness by

On the Introvert Wish List

Extroverts, by nature, want things that go fast. Introverts, by nature, want things that go slow. The holidays are coming around the corner, and as we become more mindful of what those we love really appreciate, we can better support their wish list. Included among the few things introverts wish for (and there are several .. read more

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On November 15th, 2011, posted in: introverts, steadfast, time for thought by

Getting the Introvert into Practice

In Cypris Chat I ran across an article on Readers’ Theatre Circle written by Professor Merryman. In the article Merryman focuses on the exploratory activity of gathering folks together to read aloud cinema scripts, focusing on intonation, timing and other conversational and improvisational elements. As a theatre director and performer, I recall doing similar things .. read more

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On November 14th, 2011, posted in: flow, introverts, practice, public speaking by

#Introverts One on One

Although we tend to think of introverts as lacking social skills, when it comes to one on one relationships, introverts shine. And last night I felt on top of the world because of it! A coaching client who has been with me for just over a year deserved recognition, so I took him out for .. read more

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On November 11th, 2011, posted in: client service, introverts, one on one relationships by 1 Comment