Have you ever been accused of thinking too much? Is that possible? Socrates said "The unexamined life is not worth living," but is it possible to self-examine yourself into a hole? Where is the line between introspection and rumination? Read More
I apologize for being so quiet recently. I've been finishing my upcoming book, The Introvert's Way: Living a Quiet Life in A Noisy World, which will be released in December, and that's keeping me busy. Read More
Thanks to everyone who responded to my survey about meeting introverts! I am happy to share the results and some of the comments over the next couple of posts. I will draw no conclusions, but at least it gives us all something to think about. Read More
We're in the heat of the party-family-togetherness season and introverts may be starting to feel the strain, so I thought it would be useful to collect all the relevant posts I've written over the past couple of years into one Introverts' Corner Holiday Survival Guide. And remember that the comments, thanks to the wonderful readers of this blog, are full of ideas and insights. Read More
A woman told me that she only likes introverted men, and asked how she could meet them.
Where can one find introverts, and when you do, what's the best way approach them? After all, the introvert reading quietly in Starbucks may or may not be receptive to even friendly intrusion. Read More
I sometimes suffer extrovert envy. I just returned from a vacation at a small all-inclusive resort in Mexico. The vacation was lovely and I have no complaints, only an observation: It seemed like extroverts got more gracious service. I certainly can't blame the staff for responding positively to outgoing energy. Read More
The economy being what it is (phooey), more and more people are finding themselves with no choice but to become independent contractors. People are being laid off, jobs are scarce, companies are finding they can save money by hiring contractors over employees. According to the NPR program Marketplace, 42 million Americans are opting (willingly or not) for contract work. Read More