How to Survive Dreaded Group Conversations as an Introvert

Not knowing what to say or how to interact in a group conversation is often a cause of stress and anxiety for introverts. Today I talk about a conversational strategy that works for introverts in group situations, which when carried out, protects them from disappearing into themselves in awkward silence.

 


 

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4 Sneaky Ways Introverts Seek Approval

Are you seeking approval without even realising it? Here are 4 sneaky ways that introverts seek approval from the people in their lives…

NOTE: This video has a follow-up related video that you can watch HERE.

When we go around seeking the approval of people in our lives, we can never be satisfied. It doesn’t matter if a hundred people like us or agree with us – like approval seeking addicts, we still crave more […]

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Conversation Starters For Shy Introverts – What To Say

Going into a new situation and initiating conversations with people is often a cause of anxiety for introverts because of worries they may have about what to say. As introverts, we tend to take this kind of situation a lot more seriously than extroverts do, for which reason some of us plan what we are going say before we approach and begin conversations with new people.

The more we stay stuck up in our own […]

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The Introvert’s Cave

A poem about withdrawing from life to go into the lonely introverts cave (again)…

Seductive cave
I’d briefly thought
That we were done.
It had seemed
An amicable separation.
Over so many years
You mouldered me:
I had to get out…

Your dank depths
And batty corners
Caverns of misery.

For at least a month
I was free of you,
And it would seem
All the evidence suggested
Total annihilation of
The poisonous foundations
Upon which our lives centred.
Uprooted:
An ugly twisted clump.
In that place –
Bold, green shoots up jump.

Oh, seductive cave that […]

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Quiet By Susan Cain: Book Review

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Audiobook Review

Quick Summary: By taking the reader on a broad survey of modern American culture, Susan Cain shows us how qualities associated with introversion, such as quietness and introspection, became devalued instep with how the American economy developed over the last century. Susan’s perspective is that introverts are not inferior, but […]

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Introverts: 5 Reasons We’re Like Cats

Are you an introvert and cat lover? Well, that’s no surprise! Find out 5 reasons introverts are just like cats. *Guest vlog by Michaela Chung from Introvert Spring.

Sign One – Choosy Love
Cats are selective with whom they show some love. When a cat is your friend, you know that you’re special to them.

Sign Two – Simple needs
It doesn’t take much to make a cat happy. All they need is food, affection […]

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What It Was Like To Be An Introverted Child

Sharing some memories of my introverted childhood. This video was inspired by Susan Cain’s Book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

I didn’t realise at the time that my preference to play by myself and study alone would be cause for concern to some parents. What a pity that so many introverted children are not allowed to simply be!

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Learning To Express Myself

My videos are about what I see and experience in my own life. I talk about introversion, shyness and sensitivity because I have struggled with these aspects of my personality since childhood.

While there are plenty of benefits I experience as an introvert, my particular kind of introversion is linked to problems of self-expression. Not being able to express myself fully in speech was always a source of frustration and pain for me.

I do not […]

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How To Talk In A Group (Advice For Introverts)

Introverts are happiest when they are talking just on a one-to-one level or with two people they know well. Many introverts feel uncomfortable in group conversations, finding that they don’t know what to say and that they become drained very easily.

I would say that one of the reasons introverts may feel uncomfortable in groups is because they are used to making decisions for themselves about what they want to do and when. However, when […]

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Introvert! Introvert! Introvert!

Being an introvert is both good and bad, you know…

I look out at the world through big, googly introverted glasses. That’s just how it is for me – so be it. I’m not proud about my introverted reality because I didn’t do anything special to make it happen. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been this way.

The best times in my introverted life are when I escape into nature. I feel […]

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Jade Joddle – My Kind of Introversion

Being an introvert is not all sunshine and roses for me…

While there are plenty of benefits I experience as an introvert, my particular kind of introversion is linked to problems of self-expression. Not being able to express myself fully in speech was always a source of frustration and pain for me.

I do not believe our personalities are fixed. If an area of my life causes me pain then I apply my focus to that […]

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Hate Small Talk? 6 Essential Lifehacks For Introverts

Let me confess that as a highly sensitive introvert I am not a fan of small talk. I would much rather be having a conversation about something personal or abstract rather than blah blah blahing about the weather. However, since small talk greases the wheels of social interaction, I do have to engage in a bit of surface conversation from time to time. Here are 6 lifehacks for introverts to follow to make small […]

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How To Be More Social (Come As You Are)

Do you spend too much time alone avoiding opportunities to socialise?

I know what that feels like and here’s my solution…

I put a lot of pressure on myself in social situations. There is this part of me that is always striving and working away to bring her very best self along to the gathering. I realised that is a dumb thing to do because it is very tiring to sparkle each and every time you […]

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My Introvert Cave

Mad Hermit Woman

This poem is about me coming to a point where it is time to make a very big change in my life. There is nothing new for me to learn or gain from spending so much time alone and choosing to be an outsider my whole life.

I am bored of this quiet, over-sensitive existence. I am also very scared about making this change because it means not running away anymore. And running […]

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Introvert Test

What Kind of Introvert Are You?

Take Jade Joddle’s Introvert Test CLICK HERE

The most important thing to know about being an introvert is that we are not all the same. For some introverts any kind of social interaction is painful and awkward. These introverts are severely limited in life by their communication blocks which mean that they cannot create the life that they desire and that their worlds are very small. For […]

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