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    Autumn,  Introversion

    Why this Introvert loves Autumn

    September, October, and November truly bring out my best-introverted self. The leaves begin to change, the temperature starts to drop, and I’m living my best life in cozy sweaters. So here are a few reasons why this introvert loves Autumn, plus a few fall activities that introverts actually enjoy. I can slow down and take a breath before the hectic holiday season. To me, autumn is like a big breath of fresh air in between the crazy, hectic summer and holiday seasons. It’s like the earth is trying to say, “Slow down, take a break. Look at all of the pretty leaves.” And if you’re an introvert, you know that…

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    Introverts are inferior and other myths

    Growing up, I felt different than most of my friends. I was quiet, loved playing by myself, and preferred animals to human interaction. I didn’t speak up during class or volunteer to speak during presentations and debates. I enjoyed being in the background, watching and listening rather than being the center of attention. I have been told to smile more, be more outspoken, take some initiative, and get out of your comfort zone. But I found it strange that my quietness was looked at as a “fault” that needed to be fixed. Now that I know about what it means to be an introvert, I have realized that my quiet…

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    Being an introvert in an extroverted world

    Before I knew that I was an introvert, I couldn’t figure out how to “fit in” with my surroundings. Everything was too loud, too chaotic, too harsh. Being an introvert has its shortcomings, but these shortcomings are often criticized unfairly because of how the world caters to extroverts. In this post, I want to debunk some introvert myths and explain how introverts function in a world made for extroverts. I already know this is going to be a long post, so I apologize in advance. For those who read this to the end, you’re the real MVPs!! Being an introvert doesn’t mean you can’t communicate. Introverts are called shy, distant,…

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    Introversion

    The Introvert’s Guide to Confrontation

    Welcome fellow introverts! (Extroverts are welcome too, I guess.) Seriously, whether you’re an introvert or not, I hope this introvert’s guide to confrontation helps you understand how people interact and communicate. Often we misunderstand each other during times of confrontation, which is never a good thing! I’m sure we can all agree that with everything that has been going on, confrontation has taken center stage in current events, social media, and personal relationships. We’ve all been having hard conversations, with mixed results. Besides the state of the world at the moment, there are everyday issues that demand confrontation, and even with the best of intentions (or the worst), no one…

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    Introversion

    The Introvert’s Guide to Maintaining Friendships

    I am an INTJ, and making and maintaining healthy friendships is really difficult for me. I wish that making new friends would come easy for me, but I have found that meaningful friendships take a lot of work. Growing up, I didn’t have a lot of choices when it came to my friends. I had only one cousin close to my age, I went to a tiny private school, and the church I attended didn’t have many kids my age either. I was surrounded by “friends” but I didn’t really choose any of them to be my friend. Looking back, I realize that this warped my view of what a…