Tag: introvert

Renewed a friendship that fizzled out

Published: June 28, 2015 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A woman looks for reasons why an old friendship fizzled out.

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An introverted high school student feels uncomfortable with her group of friends

Published: June 18, 2015 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Introverted people sometimes need more alone time.

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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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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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Changing places and changing friendships

Published: January 12, 2011 | Last Updated: August 31, 2014 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have never been the type to initiate friendships, although I can usually guess pretty accurately whether I’ll end up being friends with someone from the moment we meet. I just wait for the friendship to ‘happen’ or for them to make the effort. I have very few friends and am somewhat […]

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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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