An Introvert’s Guide to Thriving with an Extraverted Boss

As an Introvert, do you find it challenging to share your ideas or thoughts with your boss or team? Have you ever wished that there was an app or guide to help Introverts navigate a relationship with an extraverted boss?

There’s an ebb and flow to navigating a relationship with your boss.  However, work has the potential to become more complicated when the boss has an opposite style from yours.  

I learned this the hard way. 

Categories: INFJ, INFP, INTJ, INTP, ISTJ, ISTP, ISFJ, ISFP

The Healing Power of Nature for the Introverted Mind

Throughout the centuries, humans have found solace in the outdoors. Nature has inspired the works of great artists and writers, such as Keats, Millais, and Turner. These artists saw in nature what we still see today—a safe haven and an opportunity to escape the chaos of the city.

But what is it about nature that makes us feel good—whether we’re Introverts or Extraverts?

Guardians and The Communication Conundrum: How SJ Personalities Can Make a Bigger Impact at Work

Professional communication is vital in the business world. Sensing-Judging types -- the SJs of the 16-type personality system -- are adept at communicating important information clearly and concisely, and use it as a tool to move tasks along or educate others.  Analyzing the overall goals of projects, we are quick to spot and fill in any gaps in information and use it to make sound, quick decisions.

Can an SJ Personality be a Jack of All Trades?

The Sensing-Judging or “SJ” personality type is ideal for certain career tracks and vocations that involve the practical application of knowledge in a structured way. Libraries, laboratories, spreadsheets and engines, call to us like sirens. We are masters at pulling together vast amounts of minutiae and arranging them into cohesive and efficient wholes. When we focus in on a profession, we tend to become “Masters of One”.

3 Things Every Judger Secretly Has to Deal With

With Perceivers described as indecisive, freewheeling, impulsive types and Judgers described as focused, organized and dependable, you'd think that Judgers had it made. After all, the Judging side of the fence is where the lawyers, executives and Marie Kondo hang out, all pushing the "Inbox Zero" movement and telling us that radical organization is life-changing in its ability to increase productivity and lower stress.

The dirty little secret? It's actually a bit rubbish being a Judger. Here's why.

Categories: INFJ, ENFJ, INTJ, ENTJ, ISTJ, ESTJ, ISFJ, ESFJ

The Power of Self-Care for Introverts

What superpower would you choose to help manage your health?  I imagine some people might choose the power to instantly gain or lose weight or to turn their favorite junk food into healthy food. Or maybe you would like to stop time to get some extra sleep. For most Introverts, having time to themselves to process their thoughts and enjoy their inner world is not only a powerful way to re-energize, but it is essential in managing their overall health.

But what happens when you don’t get the time you need to feel your best?

Why “Fake It Til You Make It” is Terrible Advice for Introverts

Fake it 'til you make it. Act as if you are exuberant and outgoing. Get out there and network. Open a sales conversation, give public speeches, make a big new circle of friends. Greet everyone with engaging small talk and give a firm handshake. Paste on a grin and don’t ever let on that inside, you’ve got panic-levels of anxiety and your heart has just dropped to the floor.

Why?

Confidence for Introverts (Not Another Patronizing and Simplistic Guide)

Confidence is normally described as a belief in yourself and your abilities. I don't like this definition because it feels too static. In my mind, self-confidence is not a single belief or idea but a process; it's how you function despite all the challenges you face and the critics who will make you question yourself.

Wait, Am I the Problem? Six Signs of an Unhealthy Introvert and What You Can Do About It

Are you an Introvert? Do you ever have those moments where you start to feel overwhelmed by everything and everyone? For me personally, when someone comes in demanding my attention and energy -- especially while I’m barely surviving by a thread -- it can make me pretty upset. After having to repeatedly stand up for yourself and reinforce your boundaries, it’s not surprising that anger and resentment might build up over time.

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