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Kids and Parenting

By Jessica Lahey

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Class Participation: Let’s Talk About It

There are ways to encourage participation other than asking students to speak up in class, and silence is an incredibly important tool for promoting learning and teaching patience. Read more >

Life

By Isabella Huffington

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Can an Introvert Succeed in the Art World?

There is nothing else, besides the people in my life, I love more than making art. Art is what keeps me centered, makes my life meaningful, and helps me jump out of bed in the morning no matter what else is going on. Read more >

Life

By Quinn Cummings

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Life as an Introverted Former Child Star

The irony is that the acting part, which I loved, ended without a peep, but the celebrity part refuses to die. I’m starting to suspect that for the rest of my life, I’ll never not be a teensy bit famous. Read more >

Work

By Elan Morgan

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5 Ways to Love Your Open-Plan Office

Even with the limited amount of control I had over my physical work environment, I could still alter it in ways that worked with, rather than against, my introverted disposition. Read more >

Life

By Jennifer Mattern

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The Camera: an Introvert’s BFF

Behind the camera, I remember to breathe. I remember it takes quiet to hear, and it also takes quiet to see. Read more >

Life

By Tina Rowley

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On Finding the Soul

I grew up in a family where spirituality was considered to be the highest and best pursuit on earth and the province of heavyweights. Read more >

Kids and Parenting

By Jennifer Granneman

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For Extroverts: 15 Ways You Can Be an Even Better Parent to Your Introverted Kid

It’s not unusual for extroverted parents to worry about their introverted children and even wonder if their behavior is mentally and emotionally healthy. Read more >

Life

By Sophia Dembling

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Introducing The Social Introvert

Just because you want to join the party does not mean you are required to stay until the last drunk passes out. Read more >

Work

By Andy Hinds

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Eleanor Roosevelt: The Introvert Who Wouldn’t Keep Quiet

As a public figure with a history of shyness and reclusiveness, Eleanor Roosevelt has a story that complicates the idea that introversion and extroversion are dichotomous or the ends of a continuum between which we can locate our true personalities. Read more >

Life

By Meagan Francis

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3 Strategies for Surviving the First 5 Minutes of Any Social Situation

The funny thing about small talk is that hardly anyone really loves it. We only engage in it because we don’t know what else to say. Read more >

Life

By Nichole Nichols

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4 Lessons I’ve Learned as an Introverted Black Girl

I think that part of the expectation for me to get loud—or simply have a bold, bigger-than-life personality—comes from the age-old stereotype about black women. Read more >

Life

By Arnie Kozak

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Mindfulness of Breathing: A Primer

You should ask your mind to sit still, much like you would ask a puppy to sit—with calmness, firmness, and gentleness. You don’t scold the puppy for being restless and getting up off her haunches a second after she has sat down. Read more >

Kids and Parenting

By Priscilla Gilman

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Meet Priscilla Gilman, Our Parenting Expert

I'm as committed to helping children cultivate their inner lives as I am to helping busy, overwhelmed parents find strategies for recharging and carving out time for quiet, restorative activities. Read more >

Work

By Susan Cain

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7 Ways to Use the Power of Powerless Communication

People who use "powerless" communication styles fall into two categories—some are doormats. But just as many are superstars. Read more >

Work

By David Zweig

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Success Without Self-Promotion

The Invisibles I’ve profiled reached their elevated positions not by focusing on self-promotion but by doing excellent work and seeing themselves and their work as part of a larger endeavor. Read more >

Work

By Val Nelson

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Meet Val Nelson, Our Career and Business Expert

I’m not about doling out directions like “You should do X because I said so.” I want to help you find and do what is true for you. Read more >

Work

By Andy Hinds

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Warren Buffett, the World’s Richest Introvert

Buffett saw that his quiet personality was hindering his dreams in this context, so he did what any methodical, analytical, and motivated introvert would do—researched the problem and studied his way out of it. Read more >

Work

By Elan Morgan

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How to Connect with Extroverts

Trying to behave like an extrovert while desperately wanting something else to happen was not fair to my friendly extroverts. How could they know they had overstepped any boundaries when I refused to communicate what they were? Read more >

Work

By Meagan Francis

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4 Steps to Triumphing over Communication Overload

I’m a big fan of the notion that we teach people how to treat us. And that can extend to technology too. Read more >

Work

By Val Nelson

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Dear Val: How Do I Cope with Conflict at Work?

When you’re stepping into new territory, jitters are almost inevitable. Only after we act will the jitters get quieter. Read more >