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11 Superpowers of an Introverted Child. There are several myths about kids who are introverts: They are nervousThey don’t like other peopleThey don’t want to be socialThey are basically shy people If you’re an introvert, you are not anti-social, you just react to your environment differently than some kids.

11 Superpowers of an Introverted Child

You are certainly not shy; in reality, there is a notable difference between introversion and shyness. Shyness manifests when you’re scared of being judged negatively. An introvert is someone who prefers quiet or less stimulating environments—someone who recharges his or her energy by getting plenty of alone time. Because society often tells us that we can get ahead by coming out of our shells, or being go-getters, introverts can sometimes feel like they are the only ones who want to sit quietly and think. Here are 11 superpowers of introverted children: You have deep friendships You may feel overwhelmed or tired at a big, noisy party, but you love spending time catching up with very close friends. 7 Persistent Myths about Introverts & Extroverts. Myths and misunderstandings about both introverts and extroverts abound.

7 Persistent Myths about Introverts & Extroverts

Introverts don’t like people. Extroverts are shallow. Introverts are snobby. Extroverts are awful listeners. These are just some of the fictions surrounding these types. “The introvert gets their energy from within, while the extrovert is charged up by people, places and stimuli outside of them,” according to Jennifer B. Introverts embrace solitude and require alone time, she said. Extroverts like to mingle and move around in social situations. In other words, external activities excite extroverts, while ideas and inner reflection stimulate introverts, writes clinical psychologist Laurie Helgoe, Ph.D, in her book Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength. “Brain imaging studies have shown that when introverts and extroverts respond to external stimulation, introverts have more activity in the regions of the brain that process information, make meaning and problem solve,” she said. 1.

Are You an Ambivert? I have always struggled with the question: “Are you an extrovert or introvert?”

Are You an Ambivert?

Like most people, I don’t quite fit into either category. In this article and video I want to introduce you to the concept of an ambivert: Ambivert: n Someone who exhibits qualities of both introversion and extroversion. Extroversion and introversion describe how someone reacts to people. Research has found that how we react to people is physiological. We can also self-select our tendency towards extroversion. I am drawn to people, I get energy from social gatherings and am pretty outgoing.

I will use the terms as labels for the sake of the article, but let’s get one thing straight: It’s Not a Label, It’s a Spectrum Instead of thinking about extroversion or introversion as labels, let’s think about this as an extroversion spectrum: Ambiverts, Problem-Finders, and the Surprising Secrets of Selling Your Ideas. Whether it’s “selling” your ideas, your writing, or yourself to a potential mate, the art of the sell is crucial to your fulfillment in life, both personal and professional.

Ambiverts, Problem-Finders, and the Surprising Secrets of Selling Your Ideas

So argues Dan Pink in To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others (public library; UK) — a provocative anatomy of the art-science of “selling” in the broadest possible sense of the word, substantiated by ample research spanning psychology, behavioral economics, and the social sciences. Pink, wary of the disagreeable twinges accompanying the claim that everyone should self-identify as a salesperson, preemptively counters in the introduction: I’m convinced we’ve gotten it wrong.This is a book about sales. But it is unlike any book about sales you have read (or ignored) before. That’s because selling in all its dimensions — whether pushing Buicks on a lot or pitching ideas in a meeting — has changed more in the last ten years than it did over the previous hundred. 5 Tips to Help Introverts Keep From Becoming Lonely. How Spending Time Alone Helped Me to Find Peace and Rediscover Happiness. “All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.” – Jean de la Bruyere Being alone and being lonely are not the same thing.

How Spending Time Alone Helped Me to Find Peace and Rediscover Happiness

I am used to spending time alone. I’ve been single for years and I was technically an only child until I was fourteen. However, over the past two years I learned how to really be alone and I have grown to love it. This has caused many people in my life to worry about me. Up until two years ago I had always been a socially active person. The truth is that I found it exhausting but I didn’t know any other way to be. I am a very private person and although I connect with people easily, I am selective about making friends and letting people into my life.

I always felt like I didn’t quite relate or fit in, but at the same time I didn’t want to stand out or be different — I wanted to feel part of the group. Depth and substance. I grew up with young parents who had a volatile relationship. RSA Shorts - The Power of Quiet.