FOR INTROVERTS & EMPATHS (& HIGHLY-SENSITIVE PEOPLE)
Introverts thrive on quiet time. They gain energy and strength from being alone, and are oriented to the inner world of ideas and thoughts.
Empaths have the innate ability to read and understand people. They are compassionate and considerate, and have the ability to “feel” what someone else is experiencing and feeling.
Recognizing my introverted, empathic nature as a quiet power to be prized, rather than a condition to be cured, has made all the difference.
This light bulb moment came after reading the insightful and thought-provoking book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain. It’s a wonderful read that has served as my very own game-changing, Introvert Manifesto.
It also started me on a path towards encouraging other empathic introverts to embrace their inner sensitive, solitude-seeking selves. The world needs our thoughtfulness, sensitivity, creativity and quiet leadership!
(The Dance of the Overcommitted Introverted, Empathic, ADHD, Multipotentialite)
What a weird limbo,
a strange way to exist—
craving to be active and involved.
Once opportunities present,
feeling overwhelmed and spent—
the desire to be active dissolves.
Dayo Wilson Lanier, M.D.
Introverts and Virtual Small Talk Don’t Mix
Introverts and Small Talk
Dear Extroverts (and Ambiverts)—I’d hoped to get through the COVID-19 Quarantine without saying this, but after receiving several invitations to virtual get-togethers (which I both appreciate and find stressful), I feel the need to share the reason why I (and other Introverts) may not “attend”…
If introverts hate small talk at cocktail parties and other in-person events… we REALLY dislike it at virtual ones!
There, I said it… Whew!