The Buddha Was an Introvert

Finding peace of mind in a hectic world

Quiet as a Double-Edged Sword

For introverts, this degree of silence is a double-edged sword. One edge is welcome relief from the frenzied, loud, and chaotic extrovert circus. The other edge is being left alone with one’s mind with no distractions. Here, there is the risk of falling into and reinforcing the stories in our minds. Read More

What is asocial?

Hi. I really liked your entry. I have a weird question though. I met somebody that I really click with but something seemed off. He told me he was asocial, but insisted he was not anti-social. I am a bit of an introvert, former misanthrope and at times, very shy, but I am not asocial. When I leave him alone, he seems to respond well but I'm not sure what to do. When we talk, we can talk about anything and we really seem to have good chemistry. I don't want to waste anyone's time or make him uncomfortable. I also can't find out too much information about the term, asocial.

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Arnie Kozak, Ph.D., is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine and founder of the Exquisite Mind Psychotherapy and Meditation Studio.

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