Tag: introversion

Lacking communication skills to make friends

Published: November 13, 2016 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A young man feels he’s never had the communication skills to start and maintain relationships.

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My 13-year-old daughter doesn’t bring friends home

Published: December 5, 2015 | Last Updated: December 5, 2015 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A mom worries because her daughter doesn’t bring friends home or socialize outside of school.

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Introverted? Put a name on it.

Published: May 21, 2014 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

An introverted friend doesn’t know how to tell her extroverted friend she needs downtime.

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Making Friends When You Are Shy

Published: April 9, 2013 | Last Updated: September 3, 2021 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Feeling shy can make it difficult to meet new people and make friends. Shyness may simply indicate a quiet sensibility, may stem from feeling awkward and not knowing what to do, or perhaps reflect lack of a good self-image.

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Guest Post: Why introverts have (even more) trouble making friends

Published: January 18, 2013 | Last Updated: January 18, 2013 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading
Guest Post: Why introverts have (even more) trouble making friends

Making new friends is difficult, especially for introverts. It’s not that we don’t like people or people don’t like us, it’s just that introverts are solitary by nature, and it can be difficult for us to break out and reach out to other people.

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Guest Post: Friendships between introverts and extroverts

Published: July 18, 2012 | Last Updated: February 20, 2021 By | 51 Replies Continue Reading

Like most friendships, those between introverts and extroverts require communication and compromise.  My friend and colleague, Sophia Dembling, is a widely published author who pens a popular blog on Psychology Today called The Introvert’s Corner (which I highly recommend). Based in Texas, Sophia is the author of a forthcoming book called, The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life […]

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From the Friendship Forums: Balancing Friend-Time with Me-Time

Published: May 26, 2012 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A reader offers pointers that worked for her—for people who tend toward introversion and know they require me-time before and after being with others.

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Guest Post: Seven Ways to Annoy Your Introvert Friends

Published: July 14, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

By Sophia Dembling   Sure, introverts look mild-mannered, but don’t be fooled. We can be as surly as the next guy-at least in our heads. We don’t often say these things out loud because we don’t feel like getting into it, but certain assumptions made about introverts really get on our nerves-and sometimes we get […]

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The inside scoop on introverts

Published: November 3, 2009 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Losing friends can be particularly difficult for introverts because we don’t surround ourselves with people.

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More on Friendship Circles: Sprichst du Deutsch?

Published: May 8, 2009 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It is always interesting to discover the universality of female friendships. That’s why (with her permission) I wanted to post this Facebook message that I received from Carolina Asuquo-Brown. By way of introduction, Carolina studied American literature and psychology in Germany and in London and now practices psychotherapy in Frankfurt, Germany. She is especially interested […]

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