An Introvert’s Guide to Thriving with an Extraverted Boss

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 21, 2019

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. 

The Healing Power of Nature for the Introverted Mind

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 01, 2019

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?

An Introvert's Guide to Business Communication

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 15, 2019

Many of the ideals of achieving success in the business world are based on extraverted tendencies. The outgoing, sometimes brash individual that knows everyone and is constantly on-the-go is admired almost to the point of worship. Pursuing this extraverted ideal, however, can be exhausting for Introverts.

How to Build Self-Worth as an Idealist

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 14, 2019

Are you a dreamer and an innovator? Do the words empathetic, compassionate, humanitarian and cooperative resonate with you? Something is just unique about the way you’re wired, right? You have a knack for being a unique visionary who sees all the potential and “ideal” things that are out there in the world.

The Power of Self-Care for Introverts

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 16, 2019

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

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 20, 2019

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?

Home vs the office: which environment is better suited for Intuitive Perceivers?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 13, 2019

The idea of working from home may have seemed unusual a couple of decades ago. But given the rise of internet technologies such as shared work environments, VoIP, the advent of smartphones and high speed internet, that’s no longer the case. According to the United States Census Bureau, around 20-30 million people work from home at least one day a week in the USA alone. And those numbers are growing every year.

Here’s How Intuitive Feelers Approach Their Careers, According to New Research

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 28, 2019

What do an ENFP, INFP, ENFJ and INFJ have in common? According to Keirsey, they’re all Idealists. Sure, they each have their own unique styles, but deep down, they share the same core motivations: the pursuit of authentic self-expression, and the opportunity to inspire others to do the same.       

Confidence for Introverts (Not Another Patronizing and Simplistic Guide)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 25, 2019

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.

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