Quiet and society’s extroversion bias

I just finished reading a powerful book, Quiet by Susan Cain.This book spoke to me because I am an introvert and I’ve always been under pressure to become someone I’m not. The book was loaned to me by an introvert and is now in the hands of yet another introvert.  The three of us have…

Seeking Happiness: Focus on Relationships

The Oxford Happiness Inventory and a battery of personality measures were completed by 171 subjects. The results showed predicted positive correlations for happiness with satisfaction with life, self-esteem, and sociability and negative correlations of happiness with embarrass-ability, loneliness, shyness, and social anxiety. Four predictors (satisfaction with life, shyness, loneliness, and sociability) accounted for 58% of…

What's your email personality type?

Serial Forwarder? An Ingenue? A Loud Talker? Jenn over at Of Cabbages And Kings asks “Which E-mail Personality Type are YOU?” She describes several of the most common personalities. Depending on the kind of day I’m having and how close I am to the recipient I may be a loud talker who uses some capitalized…

Self-acceptance

Claudette Rowley: So many of us use common beliefs and actions to cover up accurate, positive views of ourselves. Consider the following behaviors. Do you: Let other people assign value to you? Don’t. You’re the only person who can decide what you’re worth. Try to control others’ perceptions of you, even though you know this…

Are You Prejudiced?

You Are Not Prejudiced Not only are you color blind, but you’re also ethnicity blind, gender blind, and sexual orientation blind. You don’t judge someone until you truly know them. And even then, you’re probably reluctant to judge. You try to treat everyone equally. Everyone has a fair chance with you. Good job – there’s…

Who owns blog comments?

Don’t fence me in When I was young I was a competitive, rugged individualist. I rejected the ‘parallel thinking’ and ‘lateral thinking’ approaches that I was naturally inclined towards using. My family members, school teachers and employers placed a strong reliance on competition, within a structured environment replete with rules and regulations. I struggled to…

I'm a brainiac – are you?

You Are a Total Brainiac You’re amazingly brilliant. Some would even say genius.You’re curious, thoughtful, analytical, and confident.You take on difficult subjects because you want to… not because you have to. No field of knowledge is too complicated or intimidating for you.You’ve got the brains to do anything you want. It’s possible you end up…

What Your Handwriting Says About You

What Your Handwriting Says About You You are sometimes a very energetic person, but you are sometimes quite lethargic. You’re moody, prone to ups and downs, and you don’t have a lot of endurance.You are somewhat outgoing, but you’re not a natural extrovert. You think first before you act. You tend to be independent, rational,…