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True Love for Little Introverts

I’d like to begin with a quote from Thornton Wilder to remind us of the realities of childhood and the tenderness of a child’s heart.

“Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.”

For any child, a pet can be one of the most meaningful and memorable experiences of childhood but for introverted children, it can actually be a lifeline, a saving grace and a haven from what sometimes seems like an alien set of demands in the world around them.! I’m the IntrovertZCoach and I present surveys on my website for introverts because I like to find out straight from the introverts themselves what makes them tick, what makes them sick and what makes them kick!

You might be surprised how many mention the plus-value of a pet, whether in their past or present. Whereas most adult introverts limit their time with two footed creatures, they are willing to spend every waking moment with a four footed companion. There are some good reasons for t…

Part One Of 'The Introvert Advantage' by Marti Laney

Success Books - "The Introvert Advantage" Part 1

Are you a “deep” person? Do you like to spend long hours pondering a problem? Does small talk irritate you? Do large gatherings deplete you? Are you not as “fast on your feet” verbally as others? Take heart! You’re in good company: Michael Jordan, Abraham Lincoln, Bill Gates, Steve Martin, and Harrison Ford are all introverts, and you probably are too.

For those of us who feel “at sea” in world that values extroverts highly, Marti Olsen Laney has written a guide for surviving and even prospering in a world that is, to us introverts, often disorienting and overly stimulating.

In The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World, Ms. Laney patiently explains that, indeed, introverts are different: there is more blood flow to the brain. Introverts live longer, protect themselves better, and are particularly adept at planning and reflecting on new ways of doing things.

While extroverts like variety, activity, and expe…

Informative Artice By Nancy Fenn



As the IntrovertZCoach, my job is to help my introverted clients develop a positive self image. You see, for many years people didn't understand that introversion is a legitimate personality style. The great psychiatrist, Carl Jung, who was an introvert himself, was the first to give this fact positive validation. That was a great day for introverts!

Introverts make up around 30% of the general population. Prior to carl Jung's discoveries, our personalities were defined by the 70% majority who think we are shy, anti-social, even neurotic and mentally ill.

Introverts aren't mentally ill. In fact, there's nothing wrong with us at all. Let me explain where I think the confusion comes from. When extroverted people become stressed they tend to drink, smoke and can get violent. Obnoxious as this behavior is, it is not considered mentally ill. When introverts become stressed, they tend to withdraw and can…

Great Book On Introversion By Dr. Marti Laney

The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert WorldThis wonderful book started me on the journey of self-acceptance by showing me that being an Introvert was perfectly normal. I bought this book a few years back, and still pull it out evry now and then for inspiration. If you think you may be an Introvert, I suggest you buy this book and take the quiz inside. Enjoy!

Highly Sensitive Introverts

Researchers say, introverts may actually process their world differently than
others, leading to differences in how they respond to stimuli.

About twenty percent of people are born with this "highly sensitive" trait, which may also manifest itself as inhibitedness, or even neuroticism. The trait can be seen in some children who are "slow to warm up" in a situation but eventually join in, need little punishment, cry easily, ask unusual questions or have especially deep thoughts.

While such traits are relatively familiar because they are easy to observe, the researchers, have found evidence that for those with this innate trait, the actual underlying difference is in the brain's attention to details.

The study was conducted by Jadzia Jagiellowicz, Xiaomeng Xu, Arthur Aron, and Elaine Aron at Stony Brook University, along with Guikang Cao and Tingyong Feng of Southwest University, China and Xuchu Weng of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

The resear…

Introverts Brains Are Different

Introverts At The Front, Extroverts To The Rear

A University of Iowa study adds to growing evidence that being shy or outgoing may be all in your head. Investigators looking at cerebral blood flow and personality found more conclusive signs of different brain activity in introverts and extroverts.

This is the first study to reveal the connections between activity of the thalamus and introversion and extroversion, said Debra L. Johnson, Ph.D., UI assistant research scientist in psychology and the study's lead investigator. "We found more evidence that people might be shy or outgoing because of the way their brains are structured, not because of experiences they've had."

Previous studies have shown that introversion and extroversion are based on variations in brain function, but those studies did not describe all the locations found in this study. The UI researchers examined 18 healthy individuals using positron emission tomography (PET) scans, which can provide a high…