#RomanceAwareness Month: Are Introverts Hard To Love?

We’re winding down this month’s theme around romance.

As synchronicity would have things Michaela Chung‘s recent email to her subscribers, of which I am one, spoke to me to reach out to her to offer some of her thoughts about loving introverts. Here is an article just for you, by her:

#RomanceAwareness Month: Are Introverts Hard To Love?

I am an introvert. I have loved both introverts and extroverts.

And yet, I often feel like it’s difficult for others to know how to love me.

Don’t get me wrong.  We introverts are indeed loveable, and I know that I am no exception.  The thing is, people often go about loving introverts in all the wrong ways.

Whenever I think of one of my extroverted exes, a particular image comes to mind.  I imagine that I am a little blue bird in the palm of his hands. He is trying to show me affection, but ends up smothering me with his large clumsy hands. He doesn’t know that you can’t hold on too tightly to an introvert.  We need space to spread our wings.  introvert-holding-hands

I don’t blame him.  Nor do blame the countless people I’ve met who don’t understand how to love an introvert. Extroverts have no frame of reference for our behaviour. Our needs are foreign to them, and our subtle ways of expressing them are easily misunderstood.  

Unfortunately, these misunderstandings can lead introverts to believe we are just too different, or quiet, or sensitive to love.  This is far from true.

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5 lessons from Donald Trump boycotts for introverts to know

Trump’s outspoken stance about illegal Mexicans flamed protests to boycott several of Trump’s properties. And remember, Macy’s and NBC cut their ties with him.

Then remarks Trump made about Megyn Kelly during the first debate, caused many viewers to boycott Fox News.

His statements and actions call for boycotts, and he also seems to care little about the calls for boycotting any of his companies.

Are you an introvert still not sure about your voice being heard, or do you think it’s only being more extroverted that can help?

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Introvert cartoons, a quiz, narcissism, blogging: Blog Roundup 18 #Introvert Inspirer

A flood of fun and interesting posts to share with you on introverts, blogging and authorship I want to share.

Enjoy!

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Introvert songs, blogging traffic, authors who blog: Blog Roundup 17 from #Introvert Inspirer

About two years ago 3 or 4 of my blog posts were hijacked and copied in full elsewhere online. This is one time Google traffic cop drew their sword for me, not pointed it at me.

This week it seemed to me people were hacking into my introvert ideas from Romance Awareness month: are you making these blunders with your #introvert love!  Many of my phrases were showing up elsewhere. Then I thought of the quote,

“There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt.”

Hoping these shared finds will give you new ways of feeling! Here are this weeks picks:

Introvert songs, blogging traffic, authors who blog: Blog Roundup 17 from  #Introvert Inspirer

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#Romanceawarenessmonth How to love or fall in love again with your work, or business

Remember the movie “Romancing the Stone”? Whether you do or not is fine because this is not a blog post about the movie. This post is meant to be a metaphor of this phrase jewelers use to refer to a step to prepare a gem for use in jewelry.

How do we romance our business to turn our unique, maybe unimposing stone into some more attractive and significant jewel?

No matter what model or size your work or business is, it might be the time to cut or polish a stone into a jewel.

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Romance Awareness month: are you making these blunders with your #introvert love

When this introvert hears romance, my preference leans towards small, quieter gestures. My husband and I often surprise each other with a hide and go seek game. In using a favorite toy of ours, – no, don’t let your mind go there my friend – one of my speaking and training props, often accompanied with a little love note.

But, I’m married to an extrovert who more often surprises me with romantic gestures that can annoy me. My dislike is likely because I hate most surprises.

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image from http://pixabay.com

In honor of #RomanceAwarenessMonth here is:

Romance Awareness month: are you making these blunders with your #introvert love

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How managers can create a work environment for both introverts and extroverts to thrive

communication-toolkit-for-introvertsThis is the final segment of  Communication Preferences of Introverts and Extroverts, chapter one of the introvert book, Communication Toolkit for Introverts. 

Let’s get to:

How managers can create a work environment for both introverts and extroverts to thrive

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5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 16, from #Introvert Inspirer

In moving toward a daily habit of Inbox zero, and continuing to unsubscribe to lists that no longer serve, blog post reading seems a better substitute.

For the more introverted, more blog posts with animated gifs, and angles on frustrations.

For bloggers and social media, the content choice is still overwhelming with images and SEO always being in big quantity.

It also occurs to me that Quora, quite often has interesting discussions with different perspectives with so many topics.

Here is this weeks blog posts roundup:

5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 16, from #Introvert Inspirer

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Studies that show extroverts are generally happier

If you are just visiting, you can catch up with Chapter 1 of the book for introverts who want a communication advantage, Communication Toolkit for Introverts, at these links:

Introduction to Communication Toolkit for Introverts 

What are the differences between introvert and extrovert communication?

Communication myths about introverts 

Reasons why an introvert may not want to act like an extrovert 

And now to:

Should you pay attention to studies that show extroverts are generally happier?

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5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 15, from #Introvert Inspirer

Blog post topic attraction, at least for this introvert, is becoming more difficult to narrow down.

My first test, “to read or not to read” is the title. What you find in this week’s blog post roundup is:

– prioritizing tips for bloggers,

– growing your blog’s reach

– how to work with  a team of introverts

– humor for any type personality preference, but women more than men (I think!)

– an editing tool for any author

Here you are:

5 Top Weekly Blog posts, week 15, from #Introvert Inspirer

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