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A new weekly link to insightful news and views for Introverts

by Larry Dossey, MD / Independent Researcher

Image Credit:  REUTERS | Gus Ruelas

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Larry_Dossey/publication/296693461_Introverts_A_Defense/links/5a2843ecaca2727dd886fe42/Introverts-A-Defense.pdf


In line with our 3rd Thursday topic of Happy & Healthy and my own story about my addictive behavior, I've been on a mission to seek professional papers that might address any relationship between introversion and addictive behavior.  I found a myriad of views but too many imply a strong relationship given introverts are "inward-thinking" or "prefer to be alone."  Many appeared to make quite a leap, some with obvious agendas as they are affiliated with substance abuse recovery centers.  

However, during my search I found the attached article which, though lengthy, provides a clinical perspective on introvert health (pp. 156-7) as well as performance at work and in life in general.  

Dr. Dossey's article both gives some credibility to research ("The implication is that the immune system of extroverts may be superior to that of introverts and individuals who are conscientious. However, the researchers were appropriately restrained in their interpretation of these findings, saying, “We can't however, say which came first. Is this our biology determining our psychology or our psychology determining our biology?") while criticizing the many blogs which appear to jump to conclusions, perhaps either for their own gain or just to create more traffic.

My blog today talks about my own addictive personality without making any suggestions of medical correlations or broad implications for others.

by Larry Dossey, MD / Independent Researcher

Image Credit:  REUTERS | Gus Ruelas

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Larry_Dossey/publication/296693461_Introverts_A_Defense/links/5a2843ecaca2727dd886fe42/Introverts-A-Defense.pdf


In line with our 3rd Thursday topic of Happy & Healthy and my own story about my addictive behavior, I've been on a mission to seek professional papers that might address any relationship between introversion and addictive behavior.  I found a myriad of views but too many imply a strong relationship given introverts are "inward-thinking" or "prefer to be alone."  Many appeared to make quite a leap, some with obvious agendas as they are affiliated with substance abuse recovery centers.  

However, during my search I found the attached article which, though lengthy, provides a clinical perspective on introvert health (pp. 156-7) as well as performance at work and in life in general.  

Dr. Dossey's article both gives some credibility to research ("The implication is that the immune system of extroverts may be superior to that of introverts and individuals who are conscientious. However, the researchers were appropriately restrained in their interpretation of these findings, saying, “We can't however, say which came first. Is this our biology determining our psychology or our psychology determining our biology?") while criticizing the many blogs which appear to jump to conclusions, perhaps either for their own gain or just to create more traffic.

My blog today talks about my own addictive personality without making any suggestions of medical correlations or broad implications for others.

https://introvertdear.com/news/ways-to-own-your-introversion

Helpful list of tips to break out of the stiffling feeling that can overwhelm introverts.  I especially like #8, "Keep Trying Out Your Ideas".  Basically, this one refers to introvert's tendency to overthink topics, suggestions, or critiques to the point of convincing ourselves not to raise it in a work meeting or social group.  We've struck down the idea before it's ever seen the light of day.  Fact is, work groups and social settings NEED our creative, thoughtful input to ensure more well-rounded discussions and help make better decisions.

by Larry Dossey, MD / Independent Researcher

Image Credit:  REUTERS | Gus Ruelas

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Larry_Dossey/publication/296693461_Introverts_A_Defense/links/5a2843ecaca2727dd886fe42/Introverts-A-Defense.pdf


In line with our 3rd Thursday topic of Happy & Healthy and my own story about my addictive behavior, I've been on a mission to seek professional papers that might address any relationship between introversion and addictive behavior.  I found a myriad of views but too many imply a strong relationship given introverts are "inward-thinking" or "prefer to be alone."  Many appeared to make quite a leap, some with obvious agendas as they are affiliated with substance abuse recovery centers.  

However, during my search I found the attached article which, though lengthy, provides a clinical perspective on introvert health (pp. 156-7) as well as performance at work and in life in general.  

Dr. Dossey's article both gives some credibility to research ("The implication is that the immune system of extroverts may be superior to that of introverts and individuals who are conscientious. However, the researchers were appropriately restrained in their interpretation of these findings, saying, “We can't however, say which came first. Is this our biology determining our psychology or our psychology determining our biology?") while criticizing the many blogs which appear to jump to conclusions, perhaps either for their own gain or just to create more traffic.

My blog today talks about my own addictive personality without making any suggestions of medical correlations or broad implications for others.

by Larry Dossey, MD / Independent Researcher

Image Credit:  REUTERS | Gus Ruelas

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Larry_Dossey/publication/296693461_Introverts_A_Defense/links/5a2843ecaca2727dd886fe42/Introverts-A-Defense.pdf


In line with our 3rd Thursday topic of Happy & Healthy and my own story about my addictive behavior, I've been on a mission to seek professional papers that might address any relationship between introversion and addictive behavior.  I found a myriad of views but too many imply a strong relationship given introverts are "inward-thinking" or "prefer to be alone."  Many appeared to make quite a leap, some with obvious agendas as they are affiliated with substance abuse recovery centers.  

However, during my search I found the attached article which, though lengthy, provides a clinical perspective on introvert health (pp. 156-7) as well as performance at work and in life in general.  

Dr. Dossey's article both gives some credibility to research ("The implication is that the immune system of extroverts may be superior to that of introverts and individuals who are conscientious. However, the researchers were appropriately restrained in their interpretation of these findings, saying, “We can't however, say which came first. Is this our biology determining our psychology or our psychology determining our biology?") while criticizing the many blogs which appear to jump to conclusions, perhaps either for their own gain or just to create more traffic.

My blog today talks about my own addictive personality without making any suggestions of medical correlations or broad implications for others.

by Michael Thompson

Image Credit:  John M. Lund Photography Inc | Getty Images

https://forge.medium.com/ways-to-be-more-likeable-by-saying-very-little-f60fc981572d

 

What a great article full of tips and examples.  My favorite quote is "I didn't try to compete with the extroverts.  I let them win at their game.  Instead, I decided to invent my own - and went all-in on being as thoughtful as possible."  

From there, Thompson provides four tips to leverage our strengths to be more successful, both at work and in social situations.

by Larry Dossey, MD / Independent Researcher

Image Credit:  REUTERS | Gus Ruelas

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Larry_Dossey/publication/296693461_Introverts_A_Defense/links/5a2843ecaca2727dd886fe42/Introverts-A-Defense.pdf


In line with our 3rd Thursday topic of Happy & Healthy and my own story about my addictive behavior, I've been on a mission to seek professional papers that might address any relationship between introversion and addictive behavior.  I found a myriad of views but too many imply a strong relationship given introverts are "inward-thinking" or "prefer to be alone."  Many appeared to make quite a leap, some with obvious agendas as they are affiliated with substance abuse recovery centers.  

However, during my search I found the attached article which, though lengthy, provides a clinical perspective on introvert health (pp. 156-7) as well as performance at work and in life in general.  

Dr. Dossey's article both gives some credibility to research ("The implication is that the immune system of extroverts may be superior to that of introverts and individuals who are conscientious. However, the researchers were appropriately restrained in their interpretation of these findings, saying, “We can't however, say which came first. Is this our biology determining our psychology or our psychology determining our biology?") while criticizing the many blogs which appear to jump to conclusions, perhaps either for their own gain or just to create more traffic.

My blog today talks about my own addictive personality without making any suggestions of medical correlations or broad implications for others.

by Larry Dossey, MD / Independent Researcher

Image Credit:  REUTERS | Gus Ruelas

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Larry_Dossey/publication/296693461_Introverts_A_Defense/links/5a2843ecaca2727dd886fe42/Introverts-A-Defense.pdf


In line with our 3rd Thursday topic of Happy & Healthy and my own story about my addictive behavior, I've been on a mission to seek professional papers that might address any relationship between introversion and addictive behavior.  I found a myriad of views but too many imply a strong relationship given introverts are "inward-thinking" or "prefer to be alone."  Many appeared to make quite a leap, some with obvious agendas as they are affiliated with substance abuse recovery centers.  

However, during my search I found the attached article which, though lengthy, provides a clinical perspective on introvert health (pp. 156-7) as well as performance at work and in life in general.  

Dr. Dossey's article both gives some credibility to research ("The implication is that the immune system of extroverts may be superior to that of introverts and individuals who are conscientious. However, the researchers were appropriately restrained in their interpretation of these findings, saying, “We can't however, say which came first. Is this our biology determining our psychology or our psychology determining our biology?") while criticizing the many blogs which appear to jump to conclusions, perhaps either for their own gain or just to create more traffic.

My blog today talks about my own addictive personality without making any suggestions of medical correlations or broad implications for others.

by Larry Dossey, MD / Independent Researcher

Image Credit:  REUTERS | Gus Ruelas

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Larry_Dossey/publication/296693461_Introverts_A_Defense/links/5a2843ecaca2727dd886fe42/Introverts-A-Defense.pdf


In line with our 3rd Thursday topic of Happy & Healthy and my own story about my addictive behavior, I've been on a mission to seek professional papers that might address any relationship between introversion and addictive behavior.  I found a myriad of views but too many imply a strong relationship given introverts are "inward-thinking" or "prefer to be alone."  Many appeared to make quite a leap, some with obvious agendas as they are affiliated with substance abuse recovery centers.  

However, during my search I found the attached article which, though lengthy, provides a clinical perspective on introvert health (pp. 156-7) as well as performance at work and in life in general.  

Dr. Dossey's article both gives some credibility to research ("The implication is that the immune system of extroverts may be superior to that of introverts and individuals who are conscientious. However, the researchers were appropriately restrained in their interpretation of these findings, saying, “We can't however, say which came first. Is this our biology determining our psychology or our psychology determining our biology?") while criticizing the many blogs which appear to jump to conclusions, perhaps either for their own gain or just to create more traffic.

My blog today talks about my own addictive personality without making any suggestions of medical correlations or broad implications for others.

6 Truths on Why Introverts Make Great Leaders (8/08)

by Jeff Boss / Guest Writer for Entrepreneur

Image Credit:  REUTERS | Gus Ruelas

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/251177


Excellent list fighting the myth that introverts don't make great leaders.  

15 Travel Tips Every Introvert Needs To Know (8/01)

by Annie Daly / BuzzFeed

https://www.buzzfeed.com/anniedaly/um-yes-naptime-is-an-activity


What a great list!  Important for every introvert (and extroverts traveling with introverts) to read before planning any trip.  

My favorite is #14:  Go somewhere where you literally don't know anyone.  What a great way to release yourself from the stress and strain of life.

I hope you enjoy this great list!

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Why Is Writing Easier Than Speaking For Introverts? Here’s The Science (7/25)

by Jenn Granneman / IntrovertDear.com

https://introvertdear.com/news/introverts-words-hard-science/


A fitting article for our blog this week.  Here, Jenn talks about why speaking is often more difficult for Introverts.  Anxiety and thought process often get in our way and we become tongue-tied.  Been there, done that!  But writing is that oasis of solitude that allows introverts to think at our own pace and then share on a page without fear of immediate challenge or disparagement.  If you are a writer, this article may provide confirmation.  If you are not yet, perhaps this article will inspire you to journal, jot down short stories, or start your own book project.  I hope you enjoy the article!

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17 Graphs That Are Way Too Real For Introverts (7/18)

By Anna Borges / BuzzFeed

https://www.buzzfeed.com/annaborges/brb-im-introverting?utm_term=.yl4ab6eoX


What a great article.  It’s pretty hard to combine graphs and humor into an insightful article, but Anna Borges does an excellent job.  The article crisply represents the introvert’s perspective and at the same time dispels some of the myths about introverts.  I think each one is spot on…for me anyway.  I especially like #8  The struggles of Resting Bitch Face:  Why Your Face Looks Like That!  Take a look.

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The Thing About Introverts That Most Extroverts Can’t Understand (7/11)

By Michaela / Introvert Spring


https://introvertspring.com/thing-introverts-extroverts-cant-understand/

I love this article.  I think it's perfect for opening our website.  Often people in general only see one superficial aspect of others.  I am guilty of this.  We all may be.  As the author notes, people have to spend more time understanding the many layers of introverts.  The payoff for such an investment is often bountiful.