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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Introverts and Extroverts Brains Differ in Amazing Ways

Introvert or extrovert one commonality for us is both have a brain. If it’s true about introverts brains being different than extrovert brains then what about our brains make the distinctions in preferences more understandable?


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Do You Really Want To Go From Introvert To Extrovert Just Because You Can?

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For me – being happy in life and a fast tracker to business success is a regular intention. I’m not sure when either started but I think about, meditate on and am blessed to have both happiness and success in my life.

I’ve never sought to be popular. That kind of recognition isn’t important for me. And, I’m not much of a joiner. In my local business I’ve been a member of one women’s networking group for over 20 years. Other groups, if I do join, are short lived.

Can you relate to any of this as an introvert? If you can, then here is why I believe that we can go from introvert to extrovert in certain ways. [Continue Reading…]

A Private Message To The Very Special Online Introvert

Yes; you just might be that very special introvert. If you’re more the extrovert, then your opinion is welcome with an open mind. At first it’s the enticement of being able to control the time to think in conversations. With email and online social networking we can take some time to process a question, or a comment we want to make, and then when we are ready, we can email or reply online. Whether it’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or any other venue, there is no brainstorming kind of pressure that forces anyone to reply – instantly. Always there is an option of taking time to – think. An elixir for the introvert.

But a few weeks ago, one of my online introvert champions, Beth Buelow wrote a post, Why Being an Online Extrovert is Bad for Your Health  that got me thinking, is it a possibility, introvert or extrovert, we can take online social networking to an extreme to our deriment? I prefer easier lessons in life these days, so I took some time to think things through about what I am learning some effects on me with  being online, for business and personal reasons. Here is a private message for any introvert thinking over the need to recover from the work of something so social.

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