Community Guidelines

Dear Quiet Revolution community member,

We’re so happy you’re here.

On Quiet Revolution’s website and social channels, you’ll find a vibrant, yet quiet, community of people who value introversion, meaningful discussions, creative expression, and lifelong learning—people like you!

We’re dedicated to building a supportive space*, where people of all personalities can embrace their quiet strengths and engage in discussions in their own way.

With your help, we hope to keep our discussions reflective, productive, and welcoming—and we ask that you follow our Community Guidelines below.

Please understand that we moderate comments on Quiet Revolution and reserve the right to remove comments that do not adhere to our guidelines. Repeated abuse/disregard of our guidelines may lead to being permanently blocked from commenting.

If you’d like to report a hurtful comment, please contact us.

Let’s be kind

In an online community, it’s easy to forget that there are real humans with feelings behind our screens.

Before adding your comment, please be mindful, and ask yourself: Is this something I would say to a friend who’s having a bad day?

Let’s be reflective

We’d love to hear your thoughts, but please add light (not fire) to the discussion.

In other words, try being reflective rather than reactive, and take a few moments to think things through before writing your comment.

Also take your time getting familiar with the Quiet Revolution community, and spend as much time as you need to express your thoughts.

And remember, we all make mistakes and often regret saying things in hindsight. Instead of feeling ashamed, apologize and acknowledge when you are wrong. The person on the other side will appreciate your courage. Don’t forget to forgive yourself too. Always be kind to the person reflecting back to you from your screen.

Let’s be productive

Our goal is to facilitate deep, thoughtful discussions that stay focused on the issue at heart.

Please keep comments relevant to the article, or if you’re replying to a comment, stay on track and away from off-topic tangents.

Let’s be respectful

Every voice in our community—including yours—adds to our collective wisdom and is a privilege for all of us to hear.

The Quiet Revolution community will always remain inclusive. Our diverse and global community is made up of introverts and those who love, teach, and work with them. Please be mindful of this, and understand our differences of experience and opinion.

If you disagree with an author’s point in an article or someone else’s comment, turn it into a learning moment—not an attack—by explaining why you respectfully disagree and by backing up your opinion with facts or credible references if possible. Always remember to tap into your invaluable listening skills.

This also means no hate speech, personal attacks, threats, obscenities, or any other kind of hurtful language or behavior. You are fully responsible for libelous or defamatory comments.

No spam or promotional content of any type is allowed either. If you want to share your business venture with us, please contact us, and we would love to see if we can support you!

Please be honest, and do not impersonate someone else. We also take privacy seriously and recommend not including any type of personal information (e.g., email address, mailing address, etc.) in discussions. Check out our Terms of Service page for more details.

In short, let’s respect our shared space.

Let’s speak softly

No shouting, i.e., writing in all caps, unless it’s to express excitement or admiration such as: “I LOVE my fellow introverts, and I also LOVE extroverts and ambiverts!”

That’s it for guidelines. Did we miss something? Let us know—this is your community too.

Please send your feedback so we can improve our community together.

Thank you for reading and joining our Quiet Revolution community. And once again, welcome!

Looking forward to your thoughts,
The Quiet Revolution team

*Occasionally we hear from people who are struggling beyond our means to help. Please understand that we’re not qualified to advise on mental health issues. If you need expert guidance, we highly recommend contacting a professional for assistance. Here’s a starting point for you.