The Healing Power of Nature for the Introverted Mind
02 October 2019 / By Andreia Esteves
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?
The Power of Self-Care for Introverts
17 June 2019 / By Laura A
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
20 May 2019 / By Jayne Thompson
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.
Confidence for Introverts (Not Another Patronizing and Simplistic Guide)
25 February 2019 / By Jayne Thompson
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.
Categories: Personal Growth
, Personal Journeys
How Sensing Perceivers Can Learn to Play the Long Game
04 February 2019 / By Jayne Thompson
This morning I had no milk for my tea. So, I put my coat on, walked out the door, and 10 minutes later I was back from the supermarket with a litre of milk in hand. And all before 7 a.m.
What a luxury!
Wait, Am I the Problem? Six Signs of an Unhealthy Introvert and What You Can Do About It
28 January 2019 / By Naomi Harrington
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.
How Do Feelers Feel Their Feelings? Fe Versus Fi Explained
17 December 2018 / By Kim Jacobson
If you find yourself here on Truity reading articles and dipping your toes into the wonderful world of personality theory, chances are you have at least a cursory understanding of the Myers-Briggs personality model. I sometimes find myself reading social situations and attempting to understand others through the tenets of personality theory. I doubt I’m alone in this activity!
Imagine my surprise when I, in a family chock full of Feelers, find significant differences in how some “feel their feelings.”
Why Are Introverts So Darn Hard on Themselves?
16 July 2018 / By Jayne Thompson
What's your standard of perfection?
Mine is ridiculously, suffocatingly, constipatingly high.
My Life as an Introverted Radio Host
28 May 2018 / By Susan Huebert
It’s early on a Wednesday morning and even though I would like to sleep longer, I have already begun to prepare for the day. I got up long before dawn to prepare for a weekly task that I could never have imagined myself doing during my shy days: hosting a radio talk show at the University of Winnipeg.
Does Age Matter More When You’re An Introvert?
02 April 2018 / By Megan Malone
In many cultures around the world, youth is associated with energy and passion. Reflective and calm personality traits are associated with being older and wiser. We are comfortable with these stigmas; however, we are slightly less comfortable when someone flips the switch.
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