How to Tell if You Are an Extroverted Introvert

11 Signs You Are a Social Introvert

How can you tell if you’re an extroverted introvert?

When it comes to introversion, there’s a lot of confusion. The dictionary definition is partly to blame. Google defines introvert as follows: “a shy, reticent person.”

While there are introverts who are shy and standoffish, the majority of introverts are neither, as the author’s of Confident You point out. Nevertheless, years of false associations compound the problem. Most people assume they know what an introvert is, and then they look for evidence to support their false assumption.

The reality is that there are a variety of introverts – eight different kinds to be exact. And some of them prefer more people contact than others.

Check out this episode of the I Speak People Show to determine whether or not you are an extroverted introvert.

Want to know if you’re an extroverted introvert? Download the quiz, and find out!

Are you trying to figure out whether or not you're an extroverted introvert? Check out these 11 telltale signs, and find out for sure!

5 Things that Make an INTP One-of-a-Kind

What makes an INTP tick?

The INTP personality type has many nicknames including “the absent-minded professor”, “the thinker”, “the architect”, and “the logician”, and they all pay tribute to an incredible mind. Albert Einstein, Adam Smith, and Abraham Lincoln were famous INTPs, after all.

This past year, I’ve gotten to know a few INTPs well. What’s struck me about their personality is how easily they combine logic and creativity. They’re master problem solvers with an unparalleled ability to focus. To hear from two INTPs, check out this podcast.

Our world owes a lot to INTPs. Here are just a few reasons INTPs are awesome.

Want a life better suited to your INTP personality? Download the list of My Favorite INTP Resources and learn how to create it.

What makes an INTP tick? How can you know if you or someone you know is one? Check out this article to learn 5 things that make an INTP one-of-a-kind.

How to Become a Better Networker by Changing Your Thoughts

Are you an introvert wanting to take your networking skills to the next level?

Changing your thoughts can make all the difference in your networking success. In this episode of the I Speak People Show, author Michal Stawicki explains why the ways you think about yourself, other people, and networking make an enormous difference in your ability to network. Over the course of the interview, we discuss…

  • Personal Development – especially as it pertains to the way you think about yourself
  • Common problems introverts face when they network
  • Solutions to those problems
  • The importance of generosity and consistency in networking
  • A slew of powerful books

Thoughts are powerful. Learn how changing the way you think about yourself and other people can improve your ability to connect with network.

7 Reasons Every Introvert Needs a Blog

How to Have a Voice in a Noisy World

One of my introvert friends has been blogging for a while, and only I just found out. When I read his work for the first time, it gave me goosebumps. He has the gift, and I’d wager you do too.

As an introvert, you are especially well equipped to write. In The Introvert Advantage, Martin Olsen Laney, Psy.D. explains that the pathway from an introvert’s brain to her mouth is longer than the same pathway in an extrovert. Extroverts are wired to talk, while introverts are born to reflect, and reflection is essential to good writing.

Jennifer Kahnweiler, in her book Quiet Influence, also underscores the fact that introverts are writers. She says writing gives introverts time to get their thoughts together and present them exactly how they want to. It incorporates research too, which is another introvert strength. Introverts excel at finding and incorporating ideas that make their work both interesting and compelling.

Check out these seven reasons YOU need a blog – even if you don’t think you do.

Some of the best bloggers are introverts: Blogging gives them a voice in this noisy world. Check out 7 reasons every introvert needs a blog.

4 Proven Ways to Boost Your Energy

What would you do with more energy?

As an introvert, you need to be especially careful with how you spend your energy. In this episode of the I Speak People Show, you’ll learn four proven ways you can boost your energy as an introvert. 

To help you apply what you learn today, make sure you grab a copy of the Boost Your Energy for Introverts Checklist.

Want to know how to boost your energy if you're an introvert?! Check out this post to learn 4 proven ways any quiet person can increase her energy.

How to Tell if You Are an Extroverted Introvert

11 Signs You Are a Social Introvert

How can you tell if you’re an extroverted introvert?

I’m a teacher, so I work with people all day long. The other day, I told a coworker that I’m an introvert. He looked at me in disbelief: “An introvert? Really? You’re not an introvert!”

When it comes to introversion, there’s a lot of confusion. The dictionary definition is partly to blame. Google defines introvert as follows: “a shy, reticent person.”

While there are introverts who are shy and standoffish, the majority of introverts are neither, as the author’s of Confident You point out. Nevertheless, years of false associations compound the problem. Most people assume they know what an introvert is, and then they look for evidence to support their false assumption.

The reality is that there are a variety of introverts – eight different kinds to be exact. And some of them prefer more people contact than others.

Back to the question: How can you tell what kind of introvert YOU are? I offer you 11 telltale signs.

Are you trying to figure out whether or not you're an extroverted introvert? Check out these 11 telltale signs, and find out for sure!

Taking a Deeper Look at “The Thinker”

An Interview with INTP Introverts

Are you or is someone you know a “Thinker?”

The INTP introvert personality type is also called “The Logician”, “The Architect”, and “The Absent-Minded Professor.” Each of these names gets at what makes this introvert personality type unique.

In this episode of the I Speak People Show, we investigate:

  • What gets “Thinkers” excited…
  • What they enjoy thinking about…
  • How they make decisions…
  • What some of their greatest strengths are…
  • Challenges they face…
  • What it’s like being a “Thinker” who’s married to a spouse with complementary strengths…
  • And more…

Want to figure out your personality type for free?! Download this free resource!

Are you or is someone you know a "Thinker?" If you've ever wondered what the INTP introvert personality type is like, check out this show!

4 Proven Ways to Boost Your Energy for Introverts

My fellow introvert, is there actually a way for YOU to boost your energy?

YES!!!

If you ever…

  • Drag yourself inside the door after work…
  • Put up with lightheadedness after spending too much time in a loud or noisy environment…
  • Lock yourself away in your room for a couple hours (or days or weeks) just to resuscitate…
  • Wish you had more time to yourself to think without interruption…

And if you know what it’s like to feel…

  • Burned out…
  • Fried…
  • Depleted…
  • Spent…
  • Exhausted…

Then, you know the struggle of having to guard your energy. It’s one EVERY introvert faces. Being introverted means you need time to yourself to recharge. 

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Understand that important principle and YOU CAN boost your energy! You just need to make some very doable adjustments to get your lifestyle working with your energy.

Consider four simple – yet profound – ways to boost your energy!

Want to Boost Your Energy?! Download the free checklist: Boost Your Energy for Introverts!

Want to know how to boost your energy if you're an introvert?! Check out this post to learn 4 proven ways any quiet person can increase her energy.

What Goes on in the World of the Introvert Mastermind?

An Interview with INTJs

What’s it like to be an INTJ and how can you know if you or someone you know is one?

In this show, you’ll hear about…

  • How INTJs manage energy
  • How INTJs approach organization
  • What INTJs think about
  • How INTJs handle major decisions
  • INTJ strengths
  • And more…

Want to figure out your personality type for free?! Download this free resource!

What's it like to be an INTJ and how can you know if you or someone you know is one? Check out this show for the answers and to better understand INTJs.

How to Take Action Now When You’re Trapped in Thought

Practical Steps for Moving Steadily Toward Your Dreams

Have you ever had a great idea or dream but lacked the courage to take action?

Langston Hughes understood what most people wrestle with when he wrote Dream Deferred.

Most introverts struggle to turn their ideas into reality. When it comes to generating ideas, they are powerhouses, but enacting their plans is a different story. Action is not their forte. They overthink and allow fear of failure to paralyze them.

This fact really isn’t a surprise considering introverts are wired for thought. They focus their energies inwardly on their own or others’ ideas, memories, or experiences, unlike extroverts who focus on the outside world. In short, introverts prefer thinking, while extroverts prefer to take action.

The good news is that you CAN turn your ideas and dreams into reality, even if you’re an introvert. You just have to be strategic about how you go about it. If you’ve ever longed to do or accomplish something but couldn’t muster the courage, get ready for some practical strategies that’ll help you start to take action today.

Have you ever had a great idea or dream but lacked the courage to take action? Discover four practical strategies for moving steadily toward your dreams.