By Val Nelson

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Dear Val: How Introverts Can Excel in Online Discussions

When the conversation moves from in-person to online discussions, I have a hard time participating. Read more >

Kids and Parenting

By Brian Gresko

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No Guilt Allowed! Why Parents Need Time for Themselves

If you as an introvert hold yourself up to the standard set by our attachment-focused culture, you might end up feeling that something is wrong with you, that you don't love your kids as much as you should, or that you're somehow failing at parenting. You're not. Read more >


By Susan Cain

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Shyness vs. Introversion, Surviving Playdates, Sharing Ideas, and More: Readers Ask Susan Cain

Instead of feeling like you should enjoy play dates (as many moms around you will appear to do), just acknowledge to yourself that this is one of those parenting challenges and give yourself a pat on the back when it’s done. Read more >


By Lacy Ellman


Finding Myself on the Interior Journey (Plus 3 Tips to Help You Find Your Way, Too)

It’s not that the spiritual nourishment offered by my youth group and my childhood church wasn’t authentic. It’s just the way in which I participated in it as an introvert wasn’t authentic to me. What was missing all those years was an invitation to the interior journey. Read more >


By Kelly O'Laughlin

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Want to Be Happy at Work? Care Less About It

Putting in slightly less effort in times of high stress doesn’t mean you don’t care about your job; it means you care about yourself more. Read more >

Kids and Parenting

By John Spencer

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When Quiet Students Struggle

Despite my understanding of introversion, I had failed to see Perla struggling at reading because she had been struggling in such a quiet way. Read more >


By Susan Cain

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How to Learn to Love Networking

We introverts tend to think it’s just us, but studies show that small talk is universally dreaded. We all want to connect at a deep level. Read more >


By Emily White

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The G Word: Creating More Connection When the Word “Group” Alarms You

I learned something important: there are ways of connecting with people and with groups that aren’t loud and socially demanding. I also learned something else I never expected: being part of quiet groups feels really, really good. Read more >


By Karen Walrond

Laura Mayes, Conference Leader

Portrait of a Quiet Conference Leader

“I don’t like to be in the limelight,” she said then, “but I like being the person behind the person in the limelight. I like helping people shine.” Read more >

Kids and Parenting

By Rebecca Woolf

Emma Lesko

“You Are Unique For a Reason”: An Interview with Author and Advocate Emma Lesko

As far as quiet children go, as an author, my goal is to help carve out a space for them in our culture. I write my books as honestly as I can in the hopes of cultivating empathy and understanding. Read more >


By Susan Cain

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How to be Courageous

Courage helps us grow and give. And it’s available to us all. Read more >


By Meagan Francis

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3 Tips For Overcoming Fraud Syndrome

No matter what skill or knowledge you lack, chances are you can identify at least one way you’ve overcome that limitation. Next time you find yourself focusing on the lack, why not flip it around and emphasize what you’ve accomplished in spite of it? Read more >

Kids and Parenting

By Jessica Lahey


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


By Susan Cain

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How the Quiet Revolution Got Started

They all said the same thing: Until now, they had felt alone and were amazed to discover that they were part of a vast and distinguished tribe. Read more >

Kids and Parenting

By Quiet Revolution

Parenting Quiet Kids

Parenting Quiet Kids Course

Our Parenting Quiet Kids program is a friendly, online educational tool for parents of introverted children ages 3 to 9. Available on desktop and mobile devices FALL 2015. Read more >


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 >


By Tina Rowley


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 >