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By Adam McHugh

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The Gifts of Introversion

It seems that extroversion gets to be defined by what it is, but introversion is too often defined by what it isn’t. Read more >

Work

By Karen Walrond

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The Introverted Priest: An Interview with The Rev. Sarah T. Condon

As I sat in the pews, watching the ceremony, I couldn’t help but get a bit emotional: here was this woman—married and pregnant—about to be welcomed to the priesthood. Read more >

Kids and Parenting

By Kristen Howerton

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The Introverted Parent on Vacation (with Four Kids)

There’s no place to go. There’s no time to myself. How do I stay sane? Read more >

Life

By Susan Cain

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Why Sad Songs Say so Much

Why do I feel so thrilled when Jacques Brel sings of abandonment? Why do I prefer my Chopin in C sharp minor? Read more >

Life

By Sophia Dembling

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The Social Introvert: Can I Hide at My Own Wedding?

But “a wedding” is a generic term for an event that you can meld to your own needs, desires, and preferences; it needn’t be a full-out veil-and-flower-girl event with dinner, speeches, and a band playing hits of the 1980s. Read more >

Work

By Adam Grant

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5 Myths About Introverts and Extroverts

Despite growing social and professional acceptance, introverts are still wildly misunderstood. Read more >

Life

By Susan Cain

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What Are Your Greatest Character Strengths? Take This Quiz to Find Out

A great tool for assessing your strengths—and then creating a life that draws on them. Read more >

Life

By Emily White

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Leave Your House, Change Your Life

In the long term, staying in can leave us more isolated—and isolation then compounds the stress we’re trying to avoid. Read more >

Work

By David Zweig

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Feeling Lonely as a Quiet Professional? Try Looking Abroad for Solidarity and Validation

In certain fields or positions within organizations where people tend to work alone or behind the scenes, e.g., as computer coders or back office accountants, extroversion is neither expected nor often rewarded. Read more >

Life

By Elan Morgan

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Nurturing Your Natural Strengths as an Introvert

I am not “strange”—I am strong. And rather than trying to bend myself to an extroverted set of behaviors that hurt me, I have learned to nurture the gifts of my introversion. Read more >

Life

By Susan Cain

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How Pursuing a Quest Can Bring Purpose to Your Life

After thinking carefully about what you enjoy doing and what you find most meaningful, maybe you should think about making that thing the focus of your daily life for years to come. Perhaps you should consider a quest. Read more >

Life

By Lisa Congdon

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How I Conquer Insomnia (Even if I Don’t Get Any Sleep)

Death from lack of sleep sounds dramatic, but for those who experience sleepless nights and the exhausting days that follow, insomnia feels almost that grim. Read more >

Work

By Val Nelson

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Dear Val: How Do I Handle My Bosses’ Gossiping?

I need quiet time to work. And it's difficult to work with a whole heart for bosses who are so unprofessional. Read more >

Kids and Parenting

By Priscilla Gilman

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The Anti-Romantic Child: An Excerpt

Benj had taught me both how to be alone with myself and to recognize that the space between us is something to cherish. Read more >

Life

By Lindsay Hood

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Dating While Introverted: What You Need to Know

Do you want to be in love? You have to go through the process. No one gets to skip it. We’re all battle-scarred here, my friend. Read more >

Life

By Tina Rowley

Woman Meditating on a Dock | How (and Why) I Meditate

How (and Why) I Meditate

The prospect of relief is what drives me to the meditation cushion over and over, more than any other motivation. I’m not looking for God; I’m not trying to be a better person. I’d welcome both of those side effects—but really, I’d just like to stop whirring. Read more >

Work

By Sophia Dembling

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The Social Introvert: Rocking the Job Interview

Introverts are great listeners; we're good at drawing people out; and we're often a lot more comfortable listening than talking. Read more >

Kids and Parenting

By Brian Gresko

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How to Find Quiet as a Parent, Wherever You Are

This seems to me the most important thing about introverted parenting: respecting your need to have time to yourself, even if you’re in the same room with your kid, and finding creative ways to do so. Read more >

Life

By Susan Cain

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How to Tell Your Own Life Story

What narrative have you constructed from the events of your life? And do you know that this is the single most important question you can ask yourself? Read more >

Life

By Jennifer Mattern

Girl and Grandfather Covered in Flour | My Father the Introvert: A Photo Essay

My Father, the Introvert: A Photo Essay

This, I realize, is what I have been waiting to see, waiting to capture. My father, no longer holding his breath. Read more >