Introvertism: The (not so) New Superpower

Introvertism: The (not so) New Superpower

Being an introvert has saved me time and time again. I look back on my life, and I know that I would not be where I am without my introverted superpowers. Sure, I have had some slips, trying to fit into a world that values extroverts more than introverts.

The Importance of Bearing Witness

You see, walking into the light meant leaving survival behind and entering into thrivival, the place where I could truly be myself, without the armor, without the defenses up. The more I stood there, the more I wanted to be out in that light.

Life of Contradicting Information

Life of Contradicting Information

When a person is struggling with cognitive dissonance, you most likely will never know. The conflict occurs within the person. Although you may notice that person is contradicting themselves.

Why Am I A People-Pleaser?

The attachment to an abusive caregiver that starts as an infant continues through a child’s young life. At least that was my experience. I remember having a strong need to maintain and protect the relationship I had with my caregiver.

What’s The Harm in People-Pleasing?

What’s The Harm in People-Pleasing?

I remember thinking that I would be letting so many down if I didn’t keep doing what I was doing – making them happy and making sure they were pleased. What was going on was that I was letting myself down, and worse, I was hurting myself.

People-Pleasing Makes Me Miserable

People-Pleasing Makes Me Miserable

I never realized that being a people-pleaser is not a good thing. I suppose in order for me to realize that I would have also had to realize that I was engaging in that very thing. People-pleasing ends up making everyone involved miserable.