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The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance

The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance
Do you enjoy having time to yourself, but always feel a little guilty about it? Then Susan Cain’s “Quiet : The Power of Introverts” is for you. It’s part book, part manifesto. We live in a nation that values its extroverts – the outgoing, the lovers of crowds – but not the quiet types who change the world. She recently answered questions from Mind Matters editor Gareth Cook. Cook: This may be a stupid question, but how do you define an introvert? Cain: Not a stupid question at all! It’s also important to understand that introversion is different from shyness. Cook: You argue that our culture has an extroversion bias. Cain: In our society, the ideal self is bold, gregarious, and comfortable in the spotlight. In my book, I travel the country – from a Tony Robbins seminar to Harvard Business School to Rick Warren’s powerful Saddleback Church – shining a light on the bias against introversion. Cook: How does this cultural inclination affect introverts? Cain: Yes. Cook: Are you an introvert?

The Introvert in the Workplace: How to Maximize Your Productivity The ability to reach inside your mind to produce and develop great thoughts is a quality that we all cherish. How can you best develop your own creativity ? The answer may lie partly in the makeup of your personality and partly in your ability to marshal certain brain powers. Person-centred therapy with a client experiencing social anxiety difficulties: A hermeneutic single case efficacy design - Counselling and Psychotherapy Research - Volume 11 Published online: 22 Feb 2011 Author affiliations a Counselling Unit , University of Strathclyde , Glasgow, UK Author biographies

Affirmations for Introverts I'm all about self-affirmations this week. I covered affirmations for pessimists on another blog, now I'm thinking about affirmations for introverts . Self-affirmations, when spoken aloud, can sound kind of silly. OK, sometimes they sound a little silly even when you say them silently to yourself. But if we can permit ourselves a Stuart Smalley moment now and then, affirmations can come in handy to remind us of things we might already know but forget in moments of insecurity. They can help us hold our ground when others are trying to force their values on us, and they can give us that last little push we need to open our mouths and assert ourselves. There’s More to Introversion than You Might Think We live in a society seemingly dominated by extraverts . Everyone from celebrities to reality show contestants seem to thrive on exposing their innermost thoughts and feelings. People who are more introverted tend to fade into the background.

Gay Teen Worried He Might Be Christian LOUISVILLE, KY—At first glance, high school senior Lucas Faber, 18, seems like any ordinary gay teen. He's a member of his school's swing choir, enjoys shopping at the mall, and has sex with other males his age. But lately, a growing worry has begun to plague this young gay man. A gnawing feeling that, deep down, he may be a fundamentalist, right-wing Christian. The Quiet Traveler I was first made aware of both the numbers of introverts in America, and the pent-up feeling many of us have of being misunderstood, when I wrote an essay for the travel website World Hum about being an introverted traveler. If you're a world traveler, I'm sure you've heard other travelers insist that travel is "all about meeting people." In my first essay, " Confessions of an Introverted Traveler ", I admitted to traveling for reasons other than meeting people. I followed that up with Six Tips for Introverted Travelers ".

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Anxiety: Forms of Anxiety Anxiety is a complex emotion, and its signs and symptoms may be manifested in different ways. Following are brief descriptions of the forms of anxiety that may occur in children and teenagers. Detailed descriptions, signs and symptoms, causes, treatment and related information can be found by linking to each disorder. {*style:<ul>*}{*style:<li>*}{*style:<b>*}Separation Anxiety Disorder{*style:</b>*} — Children with separation anxiety disorder (SAD) have intense anxiety about being away from home or caregivers that affects their ability to function socially and in school. The child may cling to parents, refuse to go to school, or be afraid to sleep alone.

Introverts unite! (Quietly.) I am an introvert . And, like my fellow introverts, I am sorely misunderstood. Common wisdom says that America is a nation of extroverts and here, introversion is stigmatized. Parents worry about children who would rather play alone in their rooms than join the gang in the playground.