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Being An Introverted Parent To Extroverted Kids

Being An Introverted Parent To Extroverted Kids

One day while dropping off my daughter at dance class, I overheard one parent say to another parent that it’s really challenging being an introverted parent with extroverted kids. That hit me. I thought to myself, yes. Yes it is. That’s me too! I was so happy to hear that there are more of us out in the wild. It’s tough out there in this world that seems made for extroverts. But it’s ok! We can be who we are,…

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Introvert Men: It’s Ok To Be One

Introvert Men: It’s Ok To Be One

In a world that often celebrates extroversion, socializing, and making connections, introvert men may find themselves questioning their place and value in society. However, it’s essential to recognize that being an introverted man is not only okay but also comes with a myriad of strengths and unique qualities that enrich both individual lives and the world at large. Let me show you why it’s perfectly acceptable – and even commendable – to embrace introverted masculinity. Authenticity Over Conformity Embracing introverted…

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Introversion And Social Anxiety: Decoding The Difference

Introversion And Social Anxiety: Decoding The Difference

Introversion and social anxiety are two terms often used interchangeably, yet they represent distinct aspects of a person’s personality and psychological makeup. Understanding the differences between the two is crucial for promoting self-awareness and fostering empathy towards individuals who experience either trait. Introversion: Embracing Solitude Introversion is a personality trait characterized by a preference for solitude and internal reflection. Introverts often recharge their energy by spending time alone or engaging in activities that allow for deep introspection. They tend to…

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Sports For Introverts: A Guide

Sports For Introverts: A Guide

While the athletic world may seem dominated by extroverted personalities, there are a lot of sports for introverts! Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself physically, mentally, or emotionally, there’s a sport out there that aligns with your introverted nature. Let’s explore some of the best options: Running Running is perhaps the number one of all sports for introverts. And it’s my favorite on this list. It offers a solitary experience, allowing runners to immerse themselves in their thoughts while enjoying…

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How To Stop Being An Introvert: Don’t

How To Stop Being An Introvert: Don’t

So many people ask me: how can I stop being an introvert? What’s wrong with me? I want to be normal. Do you know how to stop being an introvert? Well I’m here to tell you. Don’t. Why would you? Being an introvert is not a flaw to be corrected; it’s a unique trait that brings its own set of strengths and advantages. In fact, there are countless reasons why embracing your introversion can lead to a more fulfilling and…

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What Are The Best Pets For Introverts?

What Are The Best Pets For Introverts?

In a previous post, I talked about the best dogs for introverts. But what are the best pets for introverts, in general? Pets not only provide companionship but also offer unconditional love and support, making them ideal companions for introverts. Here, we explore some of the best pets for introverts, tailored to their unique needs and preferences. Cats: Independent Yet Affectionate Cats are often celebrated for their independent nature, making them excellent companions for introverts who value their personal space….

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Depression And Addiction Recovery

Depression And Addiction Recovery

I know my blog is mostly about being introverted and being a parent. But depression and addiction are super common amongst us introverts, as well as the challenge of recovery. And it’s something we all need to normalize and talk about more. The relationship between depression and addiction is complex. And it can create a vicious cycle that’s challenging to break. While addiction can exacerbate symptoms of depression, depression, in turn, can fuel addictive behaviors. Making the journey to recovery…

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Public Speaking Tips For Introverts

Public Speaking Tips For Introverts

Yeah, so what is one one of the best public speaking tips for introverts? Don’t do it! Just kidding. No matter who you are, or what your personality trait, public speaking can be unavoidable. I was thinking about this the other day, as I volunteer at my daughter’s school. My task, go figure, is a number caller at bingo once a month. At first glance, it might sound odd, but I actually CHOSE that job. Of all jobs available at…

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Introvert Recharge: Why It’s Especially Important For Parents

Introvert Recharge: Why It’s Especially Important For Parents

While they possess deep love and dedication for their children, introverted parents have unique needs that must be met to maintain their well-being. Introvert recharge is a must, especially when it comes to parenting. Introverts make great parents. But understanding why it’s important for introverted parents to recharge is essential not only for their own sake, but also for the health and harmony of the entire family. Understanding Introversion Introversion isn’t just about shyness or social anxiety. It’s a fundamental…

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Introvert And Narcissist: Don’t Be Fooled

Introvert And Narcissist: Don’t Be Fooled

Something I didn’t even realize until recently, is that a lot of people seem to think an introvert and a narcissist are the same thing. Or at least that a lot of introverts are narcissists. This actually angers me! I don’t consider myself a narcissist at all! But now, I’m starting to think. Do some people think of me as a narcissist? Could I actually be one? And why do people think we’re narcissists in the first place? Finally, are…

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Online Therapy Vs In Person: What’s Best For Introverts?

Online Therapy Vs In Person: What’s Best For Introverts?

I honestly think that everyone could benefit from therapy. Whether you think you need it or not. Just to be able to talk to a professional about what’s on your mind is definitely self-care. And for us introverts, online therapy, vs in person, may create a perfect solution. In addition to costing way less than in person sessions, there are so many benefits to online therapy, vs in person, for anyone, even if you’re not an introvert. In fact, I…

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