Happy Introvert Intro

Hello, I am Sandra and I am an introvert. There, I said it, I feel like I’ve just joined an “Introverts Anonymous” group, which is not a bad idea, by the way. So, what makes a Happy Introvert? What is an introvert for that matter? And how are we introverts different from the extroverts in our lives? Are there advantages to being an introvert? And what are the disadvantage?

Like it or not, I know we introverts have all experienced what a challenge it can be to experience life as an introvert at times. Like your eye or skin color, is your degree of introversion/extroversion pre-determined and unchanging? Or do you feel like your level of introversion/extroversion can change like your mood?

How do you think we can we better understand and treat ourselves right in a world that caters to and practically warships the more verbose (obnoxious?) outgoing go-getter (impulsive?)extrovert ideal?

Do you have similar pent up frustrations through which you perceive some of the extroverts in your life, or do you feel like you are the problem (too shy, quiet, withdrawn, unenthusiastic or aloof?) If you have arrived at this site as a result of a google search, you are probably already asking yourself many of these questions and maybe you have even stumbled upon some of the answers and would like to share your perspective with the rest of us. You have come to the right place!

Happy Introverts was created by an introvert for other introverts. However, if you happen to be an extrovert, you are welcome to stay and learn more about the introverts in your life, and get some pointers on how to make them happy. And remember, we all have varying potential degrees of internal vs. external focusing in any given day as our energy levels and circumstances change, so it is a good idea to have a better understanding and appreciation for the diversity of our own human potential.

I’ve had a lot of goals for this site over the years. In the beginning I was hoping to create an online virtual introvert community-a place where introverts could feel at home and share what has been on their mind. However, as I soon learned, we introverts are a funny bunch-we sometimes lose interest/energy and getting regular visitors to respond and contribute in a somewhat organized way was a challenge, even for me as it’s easy to get over-committed and overly ambitious one moment only to avoid it for months afterward.

Therefore, I have decided Happyintroverts.com should just be a free-standing site where people can come and go as they wish and simply add comments to the relevant sections rather than trying to keep up with a bunch of disconnected introvert blogs which too easily become an unattended source for spam comments.
Some future topics:
Random Comments From Introverts
The Ideal Introvert Community
Introversion versus Extroversion: Can’t we all Just Get Along?

Please share your questions and comments and let me know if there is anything you would like to discuss with the introvert community.

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The Power of Introverts

The Power of Introverts is an inspiring short TEDTalk given by Susan Cain, author of Quiet. It is less than 20 minutes long and felt like an infusion of fresh air to the happy introvert in me. Enjoy!

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Introvert Eco Village

I think it’s time to start an Introvert Eco Village. This would be a place dedicated to quality of life, sustainability, and joining together to achieve mutual goals. This lifestyle has appealed to me for a while.
A few questions I’ve been pondering:
Who would be the ideal candidates to share this lifestyle (preferably introverts who won’t turn into obnoxious neighbors and enjoy peace and nature as much as I do)
What would be the ideal number of people to share this lifestyle? I think this question is somewhat dependent on what each person brings and requires. For example, if one acre of land can feed approximately 2 people, then a 10 acre property would support roughly 20 people, theoretically.
Issues: climate (who has a green thumb and a shred of experience growing food?) Who has construction abilities?

I will put this idea forth and see if any other introverts nibble on the idea, I think this could lead to good things. Please comment if you have thoughts to share or are interested.

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Place for Introverts

I woke up thinking and wondering (as I usually do). Todays topics? Introverts and perhaps everyone, need a place to share thoughts. A place where the focus is on your thoughts and not the voice, the face, or the clothes. I like to be anonymous and have out with what’s on my mind without living with the consequences the next day, week, year.. It’s about energy conservation. Sometimes in class, a daring soul will say something controversial and get bombarded with questions and spend the next 5-10 minutes defending themselves.

Sometimes a person can be extrovert-like for a day–but then people wonder if something is wrong when you’re ready to keep to yourself again.

I think more of the doers in the world should practice thinking.

I wonder if introverts, in general, have more orgasms than our small-talking peers?
Oxytocin is a bonding hormone–so if couples who orgasm during sex then feel more attached to each other, I’m curious if this could also be released during solo-orgasming–perhaps it makes you like yourself more if you do it enough? Just a thought.

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Welcome Introverts

You made it! Welcome to the exciting new world of happy introverts, a safe place to hide from the extroverts in your lives, while taking a little vacation inside the mind. 

Please share your thoughts, (I know you have plenty of those!) Make yourself cozy, stay a while, learn, share, and make yourself happy-you are among friends. Welcome home to Happy Introverts!

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