What does being an introvert mean to you?

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When you really think about it, what does being introverted mean to you? How does it affect how you live day to day and how do you engage with that side of yourself on a personal level?

I recently put these questions out to the online world and the responses have been wonderfully insightful, poetic and reassuring.

Highlighting some of the amazing strengths that introverts possess I have collected together some of the responses below for you to read. If you ever feel like you’re the only one who needs alone time to recharge and disappear into the clouds of your mind, then I suggest that you bookmark this page and return to it regularly. You’re certainly not alone in wanting to be alone!

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Introversion has become cool online – but what about the real world?

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Today’s guest post is by fellow introvert and Life Coach Rosemarie St. Louis.

It feels like everywhere in blogosphere people are talking about being introverted.  Right now, it is hip and fun to be an introvert.  Introverts are connecting with each other on-line, joining facebook groups, networking and logging into forums etc.  It is a wonderful breath of fresh air to finally discover that you are not alone in the world – or weird!

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How to claim a boost of energy

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Today’s guest post is by fellow introvert and Founder of Exploring Your Depths, Cathy Carpenter.

When I sat down to write this guest article, I was exhausted. I had a busy prior week and a busy weekend, and I wasn’t able to claim much introvert time for myself to rest and recharge. I was at a loss as to how I could boost my energy enough to write my article about introverts and energy!

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Why I rarely use the phone (even in business)

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The year I made 63 phone calls in one day was the year I learnt a valuable lesson: Me and telephones really don’t get on.

I remember it clear as day. Row after row of phones, headsets and computers which sat there waiting to be used. Again. And again. And again.

I was a student in need of cash and I thought I’d give it a go. I lasted 3 months.

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Some top places to escape to for some peace and quiet

Today’s guest post is by Jenny Jameson AKA Webtech Wonder Woman!

Hello, my name is Jenny Jameson and I run Webtech Wonder Woman. I’m also a full paid-up, card carrying introvert, who comes out as 89-100% on the introversion scale.

I’m writing this to you now from a woodland campsite. It’s peaceful and all I can hear are singing birds and rustling leaves. I’ve spent a couple of nights here, all alone, and it’s been wonderful!

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Being a Swan in a Duck’s World

Today’s guest post is by artist and social services worker, Heather Cox.

I felt like the Quasimodo of ducklings when I first started working in the service industry at 16. I’d flop around doing my best duck imitation, trying to hide my hunchback and prove I really was a people person, an extrovert – but I knew I was a hardcore introvert because my mother had made me take the Myers-Briggs test at 13. Also my favorite thing was hiding in my room, crocheting mushrooms. Most people I knew did not do things like that.

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