Category Archives for Introversion

The Hangxiety Cure

Back in January this year, I participated in a body-cleanse challenge led by my friend, who is also a nutrition and health coach. The challenge included staying off alcohol, sugar, flour, and dairy for 21-days. Even though my body revolted for a few days initially, I’ve never felt better. I thought that giving up my […]

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Can Social Anxiety and Unshakable Self-Confidence Co-Exist?

Can social anxiety and unshakable self-confidence co-exist?  Do they even belong in the same sentence?Social anxiety or social phobia by definition is caused by the fear of being judged or evaluated by others, or the fear of embarrassing oneself. It follows a pattern of behaviors such as nervousness in social settings, avoiding being the center of […]

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Good Lord…what will people say or think?!

God, love her, my dear mother. She would often say: “Don’t do that! What will people say?!” “Stop! What will the neighbors think?!” Growing up, I heard that so often, it got permanently tattooed in my mind. I was already quiet and shy as a young girl. I didn’t talk much. My father once told me […]

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My pretending days are over, are yours?

When I was in high school, I participated in musical theatre. This required being on stage and in front of people. You’d think that as an introvert, this is the last thing one would do. But I came from a musical family, and singing, dancing and acting was how me and my siblings often entertained […]

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How NOT to sell yourself: What Introverts Need to Know About Networking

  I once was told by an introverted man that his biggest discomfort around networking was the feeling of having to ‘sell himself.’ I asked him what selling himself meant and he said he disliked talking about himself, having to remember his skills and accomplishments as a selling point and having ineffective conversations.   It occurred to […]

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