Posts about Introversion

How to deal with overwhelming parties & gatherings

How to deal with overwhelming parties & gatherings

Recently, I traveled to the other side of the country to visit family and friends. While there, I found myself at a big family party. It’s been so long since I’d been in that situation! It reminded me how hours-long parties can wear on me, no matter how...
Podcast Episode 33: An introvert in an extrovert’s job

Podcast Episode 33: An introvert in an extrovert’s job

http://media.blubrry.com/hsp/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/highlysensitiveperson/33._Introverts_in_an_Extroverts_Job.mp3Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhen I’ve talked about jobs and careers in the past, I’ve always said that sales, in my...
Extrovert Highly Sensitive People

Extrovert Highly Sensitive People

30% of HSPs are extroverts, who walk a tightrope between desiring/requiring social interactions– and feeling overwhelmed. In this post, learn how extroverted HSPs cope and thrive!

Wedding planning tips for HSPs & introverts

Wedding planning tips for HSPs & introverts

At your wedding and reception, you’ll likely be the center of attention among lots of people for many hours, which can be tiring and overwhelming for introverts. And wedding planning means literally hundreds and hundreds of decisions, which can lead to overwhelm for...
Let’s “get some drinks”

Let’s “get some drinks”

After going to a party, a group dinner, or hanging out with people, extraverts will often say: Where are we going next?  It reminds me of something my super-extravert husband does that drives me up the wall. We’ll have a lovely dinner with friends, and...
Parties

Parties

I thought I was better at parties. My husband and I have a number of “couple friends”, i.e., other couples who are our friends. We’ve known them for years, we hang out regularly, and I enjoy spending time with them. Whenever we went to parties,...
I Hate Talking on the Phone

I Hate Talking on the Phone

File this under “social anxiety.” The other day, a friend rang me. I saw her name pop up on my phone. I like this friend a lot, but I HATE talking on the phone. I audibly groaned and felt guilty as I stared at the ringing phone and decided to ignore the...
Remembering the dreaded “Class Participation”

Remembering the dreaded “Class Participation”

Going through old boxes of stuff at my parents’ house, I found this progress report from a religion class I attended in first grade, when I was about 6 years old. Classic!!! Check it out–I’ve got perfect marks on everything, except a C in “oral...
Brainstorming without talking: “Brainswarming”

Brainstorming without talking: “Brainswarming”

Brainstorming is played out. Does anyone really use it as a way to solve problems anymore? It seems as out-of-touch as dial-up modems and AOL. There must be better ways to solve problems while harnessing the power of a bunch of brains at once, but how? Recent articles...

Enjoy Parties for the First Time Ever: Take Two Cars!

I like parties, but I like them under my terms! I am an introvert, and after a certain amount of time around people, I run out of energy and get cranky and want to go home and be alone. Yadda yadda yadda. You know all this stuff already. But, my husband is an...
Gifts for Introverts and HSPs (Highly Sensitive People)

Gifts for Introverts and HSPs (Highly Sensitive People)

See the updated 2015-16 gift guide here! Are you struggling to find a gift for an introverted, highly sensitive friend, spouse, co-worker, or family member? Then this list is for you. Featured here are practical presents for those of us who are overwhelmed by social...
Don’t Stand Over Me While I’m Working

Don’t Stand Over Me While I’m Working

HSPs generally perform poorly when being watched, and yeah, I can totally confirm this. One of my old bosses would sometimes stand right over me and watch me while I did things on the computer. It was so insufferable that I called him out on it. I probably said...
Finding the “stasis of peace”

Finding the “stasis of peace”

I’m learning every day how to better manage my needs as a person with high sensitivity and introversion. Like I always say, folks, it’s about acknowledging, accepting, and adjusting! I do feel frustrated and even mad at myself sometimes because I have to...
Why I’d rather just sit and listen

Why I’d rather just sit and listen

“I don’t know what to talk to people about. I’m okay with just sitting there and listening to others. Then if I try to interject, people shut me out, like I don’t exist (depending on the people.) So, It’s best to just sit quietly.”...

Emma Watson has an Introvert Revelation

This recent quote I read from Emma Watson makes me like her a whole lot. “Have you seen Quiet by Susan Cain? … It discusses how [extroverts] in our society are bigged up so much, and if you’re anything other than an [extrovert] you’re made to think there’s...