When I witnessed a recent claim – and subsequent retraction – of “I’m an extrovert” by an introvert, it got me thinking again about how we introverts sometimes negate that part of our personality. We think it’s a curse. We think it needs to be changed. We think we need to hide it, because we get messages that our introvert traits are not OK. The less our personality is affirmed, the more we disown it in order to be “socially acceptable.”
In this podcast, I share some thoughts on what happens when introvert strengths are turned inside out, why we often feel an internal tug-of-war between our personal and public personas, and how a method called Voice Dialogue can help introverts reclaim “pride of ownership” of their true personality.
PS: The post picture is a recent photo session I held with my “gremlins,” or parts of myself that clamor for my attention or razz me. You can get your very own gremlins at Archie McPhee’s.