Dear Corporate America: Introverts Matter Too

introvertQuick test: When you look at this photo, what kinds of emotions are you feeling? Excitement? Happiness? A sense of togetherness? Or, if you’re like me (and probably a lot of other introverts too) are your feelings more along the lines of panic, dread, and an immediate need to be alone? Welcome to being an introvert in the modern workplace. Fun, isn’t it? Continue reading

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Yeah, If People Could Stop Thinking I’m a Sociopath, That’d Be Great

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There’s not much that annoys me more than people (read: extroverts) completely misunderstanding my introversion. I’m used to getting strange looks when I tell people I’m not lonely when I spend all day home alone, or that my ideal weekend involves me, a book, and maybe a movie or two. But when I’m compared to a murderer, that’s where I draw the line.

Let me explain. Continue reading