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Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World

Carl Jung was a leading psychiatrist that notably categorized people into different categories depending on how they think, behave and prioritize, when compared to others. Like many archetypes and categories, society focuses on introversion and extroversion and introverts are often misunderstood. It is estimated that anywhere from a quarter to half of America’s population is categorized as introverted, it is important to know the differences and reasons behind our neighbor’s actions. Through understanding, accepting and respecting our differences, we function as a more productive society. Below are some of the more significant differences. They Withdraw In Crowds Crowds are...

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Do You Have Social Anxiety Disorder, Or Are You Just An Introvert?

We live in a diagnosis-happy era. We diagnose kids in school who have a hard time sitting still and focusing as having attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We diagnose people who struggle with intrusive thoughts as having obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). And we diagnose people who shy away from large groups or prefer their own quiet company as having social anxiety disorder. Do you hear the common word in all of these diagnoses? It’s disorder. Disorder, meaning something out of order. Disorder, meaning something is wrong. While a proper diagnosis is helpful when dealing with severe mental illness, for the vast...

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Things One Needs to Know Before Dating an Over-Thinker

Overthinkers are people who are always busy inspecting, analyzing, interpreting things. There are different scenarios playing on in their mind continuously, scenarios which are likely to occur or may never occur. Though they might sound like some species of a rare kind, they are all around us. Chances are you may date one someday and if you happen to do so here are few things you need to know before dating an over-thinker. Prepare to be restless They over think which means they over analyze any situation, the way you talk to them, the way you walk and every...

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12 Struggles Of Having An Outgoing Personality But An Anxious Mind

Outgoing people with anxious minds – or minds that overthink – tend to feel anxiety the most intensely, often because we don’t talk about it. And by “often” I mean never. Our anxiety is a contrast to our big, bold personalities. Strangers would never guess it. We never know when to fight or flight, and our self-angst is maxed out. We are often the life of the party but can also be mind-numbingly introspective, questioning everything. 1.  Our day normally goes something like this: Anxiety: Okay but what if – Me: Homie we went over this a thousand times and...

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19 Real Life Examples of An Extroverted Introvert So You Don’t Get Confused

If you’re like me, you’re an extroverted introvert. You can be outgoing, yet you desperately need your alone time. You can’t do that. You’re one or the other. No, this is how I am. And that’s how many other people are. But we’re often misunderstood. Take for instance, people often see me as completely, inarguably, extroverted because that’s the personality that gets the most attention. The other side of me, the side that stays home and reads all day, doesn’t get any attention (but I love doing that, take a look at my reading list if you don’t believe me). Let...

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Which of the 4 Types of Introvert are You?

An introvert is someone who is described as “a shy, reticent person,” which to me, is an over-generalization. Psychologist agrees with me on that point, and have been debating that definition for years. Carl Jung originally defined introversion as a focus on one’s “inwardly directed psychic energy,” and to me, that is a more accurate description than just saying someone is shy. In the 1930’s, a psychologist by the name of J.P. Guilford tried to measure Jung’s interpretation of introversion and found that there were multiple, distinct factors of introversion – making it a more complex character trait. In...

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