Top Ten Introvert Ways To Put Fun Back In Dysfunctional

Isn’t everyone dysfunctional to some degree?

We may have a dysfunctional family; or we may be the dysfunctional family member! Maybe we’re a dysfunctional parent, or maybe we have one. Because of all the negative perception about introverts, we may qualify to raise our hand, “Yes! I’m dysfunctional.”

Let’s just stop that now and find a way to put the fun back in dysfunctional as relates to us.

Top Ten Introvert Ways To Put Fun Back In Dysfunctional

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Formula for How to Be Abundantly Happy #Introverts

If the formula is true as many proclaim, Thought plus Emotion = Attraction, then introverts and their contemplative nature might easily be able to attract and manifest what they want in their life.

Why? Because of the introvert’s natural contemplative nature! We are always inside our heads. Swami Vivekananda’s words might also give us encouragement to consider how powerful our thoughts are:

“There is no help for you outside of yourself; you are the creator of the universe. Like the silkworm you have built a cocoon around yourself … Burst your own cocoon and come out as the beautiful butterfly, as the free soul.”

How then do we change this? How do we move toward being more,

Abundantly Happy #Introverts

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Self-Kindness to Kick off World Kindness Day #WorldKindnessDay

Can kindness easily become a daily habit? Or are we going to observe it once a year.

Yes; there is a movement for Kindness, and while each country might celebrate it during a different month, the World Kindness Movement is real, and many celebrate it on November 13th. You can start to search about it online with #WorldKindnessDay if interested in the history of it.

I’m getting ready for it. Are you? Of course as someone more introverted I started thinking. One question just tugged and tugged at me.

It made me sad to think I sometimes ask myself, “Is/was that a kind gesture?” To me, the act of asking means that what I might have just said or did might not be so kind. I’m not one for much political correctness so let’s not say kindness equals political correctness as, at least in my mind, they are not the same thing.[Continue Reading…]

Introvert Halloween Lesson from Charlie Brown’s Friend Pig-Pen


Pig Pen by Kevin Dooley on Flickr

The character Pigpen in the Charlie Brown comic strip is the little guy who is, except for rare occasions, very dirty.

In his first in-print appearance, he stated, “I haven’t got a name . . . People just call me things . . . Real insulting things.” Sometimes I feel this is almost the way with introverts; people call us things and sometime insult us. But we can take lessons from Pig-Pen. [Continue Reading…]

Introverts Are You More a Social or Unusual Transparent Butterfly?

Did you know there is such a thing as a transparent butterfly? Recently a friend emailed me some photos of this beautiful insect that comes from Central America. A quick internet search will find you many photos of this beautiful butterfly. The transparent butterfly is more of a metaphor for an introvert than you might first think. No, not a social butterfly but more like the transparent creature.

Note: this blog post was first published on October 12, 2009.

Introverts Are You More a Social or Unusual Transparent Butterfly?

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