The power of introverts — Curlygirlabroad

This post was inspired by a TED talk I watched this week, with the same title. (you can watch it here). Susan Cain decided to ‘speak dangerously’ and tell us why being introvert is more than ok! The main difference between introvert and extrovert people lies with how they get and spent their energy. It’s […]

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Welcome to Just a Veg! — Just A Veg

Hello! Welcome to Just A Veg blog! I’m Grace, writer of Just a Veg! Though I have been sharing my recipes and vegan lifestyle tips on Instagram, I have been contemplating starting a blog, where I could design my own place to share and inspire others to live a more healthy lifestyle. So, […]

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How to Eat Vegan on a Budget — Powered by Mangos

There’s a common myth going around that the vegan diet is expensive. And while that is possible, the vegan diet can also be the cheapest diet out there. Knowing which foods to buy, where to shop, and what to avoid will make it easy for you to eat vegan on a budget. Whether you’re a […]

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6 Reasons Winter Is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year to Be an Introvert — Introvert, Dear

Even an extrovert couldn’t possibly find fault with going straight home after work when it’s too cold to feel your face. The post 6 Reasons Winter Is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year to Be an Introvert appeared first on Introvert, Dear.

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Are you an introvert?




This week I stumbled across this articlefrom nymag.comabout introverts. The article expresses that there are four different kinds of introverts: social, thinking, anxious, and restrained. I love this article because I consider my self an introvert but always pushed it aside because I stereotyped “introvert” as the awkward-girl-who-loves-anime, or something ( no offense if you like anime). Then while studying counseling in grad school I came across the term “extroverted introvert” meaning that in social situations I can be extroverted and friendly but as soon as thats over I need alone time. According to this article I am a social introvert. Don’t know what type of introvert you are? Or if you are even an introvert at all? No worries. Theres a little quiz in the article you can take!

I absolutely love a good party, speaking in front of people and being out in about. What I…

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Saying “No” and Not Feeling Bad About It

The Life and Lies of Introvert 1 and Introvert 2


Saying no has always been a problem for me. I feel terrible whenever I tell someone that I can’t do something because they want to know why.

Because I need some freaking me time before my head explodes.

Well you should come have “me time” with us. At the bar. During karaoke night. And you should sing. Alone. Ok, fine, with the group. Then we can head back to so and so’s house and hang out.

How about I go home and play my video games for a while (not socially) and read about your escapades on facebook in the morning? That sounds like a much better plan.

Have I mentioned that I also have social anxiety? Yeesh.

Or: Text comes in:

Friend: Hey! You wanna go for coffee or something so I can unload my problems on you?

I literally just crawled into bed after a day of work…

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Why do I need an emotional connection?

Emotional luggage.

I’m not kidding here. I need an emotional connection to bond with people. I don’t do “crushes”. I don’t do those “love at first sight” things. I think I mentioned it somewhere I’m as sensitive as a frozen brick. I cannot stand the feeling of being touched by someone I don’t have an emotional connection with. You’re either a friend or you’re.. not. I don’t do grey areas. I don’t have an affinity for the “in between” type of friends. I don’t do “casual”. I’ll be polite but, don’t expect me to pour my heart out to you. I control myself with my colleagues, even the ones I really like, but when I’m with my fiancé, or my nieces, or best friends, I get really touchy feely.

I’m occasionally needy when it comes to physical touch. Kind of like a cat. My mood switches randomly, not due to my period…

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I Miss Me

Take a Ride on My Mood Swing

I miss me. That free spirit I used to be. That wacky girl everyone called weird because they didn’t know how else to describe my ups and downs, my quirky interests.

I used to, for brief manic periods, grab like by the throat and live it to the bone, my way, even if it meant months indoors writing. I LIVED life and sometimes even loved it and the contentment I felt.

I miss those fleeting periods of joy, even if it was without reason. I did stupid things, I was irresponsible, I was hurtful to others, I made a mess of my life. Still..I had a life. I miss me.

It was nice to find an explanation for all the wackiness that did not stay in keeping with my normal character. Bipolar. Up and down. Unfortunately, since mood stabilizers, I have few ups and live most of my life in…

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