Category Archives: On Being an Introvert

On Being An Introvert: Fake It Till You Make It, aka, Surviving the 4th of July Party

I have finally come to a point in my life when I accept my introverted self, even celebrate it, and certainly no longer apologize for it. If I don’t want to go to a social function, I don’t. If I … Continue reading

Posted in Coping, Extrovert, Holidays, Introvert, Introvert Problems, Life, On Being an Introvert, Social Anxiety, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

On Being An Introvert-Acquiring the Elusive Quiet Mind

I am the victim of the times–surrounded by constant stimulation, whether it be text alerts, social media, murmuring television or radio in the background, people talking to me, at me…the absolute dreaded phone call. As someone who leans so far … Continue reading

Posted in Coping, Introvert, Introvert Problems, Introverts, Life, Mental Health, On Being an Introvert, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

On Being an Introvert and NOT Suitable for…

…human companionship… When I first thought of this title, I thought it would be: On Being an Introvert and NOT Suitable for Human Consumption. But we’re not cannibals, so I decided that wasn’t the right word and I changed it … Continue reading

Posted in friendship, Introvert, Introvert Problems, Lifestyle, Mental Health, On Being an Introvert, Social Anxiety, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Being an Introvert and the Trouble with Hello.

I haven’t posted in ages, it seems. Though I continue to weave my way through life on a steadfastly introverted path, I have been sharing my trials and tribulations with a therapist rather than on my blog, and that has been … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Extroverts, friendship, Holidays, Inspiration, Introvert Problems, Introverts, Mental Health, On Being an Introvert | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

On Being an Introvert and the Art of (Not) Talking…

It may seem odd, but I do not like the physical act of talking. This goes deeper than social anxiety or introverted awkwardness (of which I have plenty). It is a real, palpable fatigue inside my throat, a sort-of throbbing … Continue reading

Posted in blog, Introvert, On Being an Introvert, Silence, Talking, Tea, Throat, Throat Health | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

On Being an Introvert-And the Crash and Burn

Have you noticed how I haven’t posted in awhile? It was always my intention with this blog to write when necessary, when I needed a good dose of self-reflection (which, I hope, leads to self-acceptance). And since I haven’t written … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Extroverts, Family, Introverts, On Being an Introvert, Personalities, Summer survival | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

On Being an Introvert…and Raising an Introverted Child

I’m not old, not young, hovering somewhere in the middle where I have earned the right to be confident and comfortable with my introverted self. Not to say that I am, but I’m gliding along the road of acceptance every … Continue reading

Posted in Introvert, On Being an Introvert, Raising an Introverted Child | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments