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Premium member Presentation Transcript You CAN Thrive as an Introvert: You CAN Thrive as an Introvert A self-help guide © 2010 by Deah Curry PhD, CPC All Rights ReservedFacts You May Not Have Known: Facts You May Not Have Known Introversion has to do with: how you recharge your energy how you process information where you turn for reassurance and confidence how you reveal yourself to others, and when what makes you comfortable, or nervous It’s possible to be an outgoing introvert It’s possible to be a shy extrovertHow Introverts Recharge Energy: How Introverts Recharge Energy Usually…… …..with alone timeHow Introverts Process Information: How Introverts Process Information We prefer unrushed, quiet introspection We let information connect with a personal, bodily-felt filter 'Truth' is subjective, a personal knowing Others’ input is confusing , secondary, or used to validate what we know we knowWhere Introverts Turn to for Reassurance and Confidence: Where Introverts Turn to for Reassurance and Confidence We tend to look within ourselves for reassurance, to an inner sense of safety or rightness We tend to use our own standards and bodily felt sense to measure our successes and failures against We gain confidence from naming our own goals and challenging our own limitsHow Introverts Reveal Themselves to Others: How Introverts Reveal Themselves to Others When trust has been established After some shared experience or goal has been achieved When we are feeling safe in the company of another In a place where distractions and interruptions are minimizedWhat Makes Introverts Comfortable or Nervous: What Makes Introverts Comfortable or Nervous Comfortable One on one settings Short bursts of undivided attention Not having to compete to be heard Confidence in a skill or expertise, the old and familiar routines Nervous Crowds, parties, groups, audiences Feeling in the spotlight, expected to perform or entertain New experiences, places, people, being seen making newbie mistakesIs it Shyness, Introversion, Social Anxiety or Social Phobia ?: Is it Shyness, Introversion, Social Anxiety or Social Phobia ? Shyness is an emotionally driven behavior based in not wanting to be assertive, ridiculed, or judged Introversion is about what gives and takes energy Social Anxiety is a mental disorder of emotional nervousness that impedes ability to easily be with / express yourself in / have fun in groups Social Phobia is a mental disorder most noted as the fear of & severe inability to be around peopleCould You Be a Shy Extrovert?: Could You Be a Shy Extrovert? Shyness can be: believing you’re not good enough fear of disappointing others a sign of low-self-esteem learned unassertiveness self-inhibition due to expecting to be judged, ridiculed, punished If you’re an extrovert, you: get energy from being around other people & lots of stimuli need lots of input to figure out what you think & know rely on external validation to reassure you & build confidence feel you must be seen and heard to be loved & trustedImpacts of Low Self Esteem & Trauma on Extroverts and Introverts Alike: Impacts of Low Self Esteem & Trauma on Extroverts and Introverts Alike Self-protective defense mechanisms are created in the psyche that serve to : sabotage confidence & self-assertiveness inhibit /squash creative self-expression discourage necessary / normal risk-taking make you untrusting & unable to feel safe being vulnerable in intimate or casual relationships, & professionallyBecoming an Outgoing Introvert: Becoming an Outgoing Introvert Practice social skills in low-pressure ways: Take or give teleclasses, use social media Use the confidence in your expertise Ask for or give help to others Plan/limit social gatherings to close friends Find your social comfort zone3 Tips on How to Enjoy Being an Introvert: Budget your social energy expenditures – make sure you get enough solitary time to recharge your batteries Use a daily mantra to reinforce the belief that you’re good enough and your low maintenance style is appreciated by many Stretch yourself by taking small social risks – plan, rehearse, control as many personal comfort variables as possible, include a friend, celebrate privately afterwards 3 Tips on How to Enjoy Being an IntrovertFlower Essence Remedies to Shift Energy: Flower Essence Remedies to Shift Energy Rescue Remedy To quell panic and anxiety To restore calm after high stress situations Madia – when you need a clear, sharp mind Mimulus – when you withdraw from socializing Larch – when fearful of making mistakes Buttercup – when your self esteem is low Violet – when you’re genuinely shyCreative Alternatives Coaching for the Introverted Woman: Creative Alternatives Coaching for the Introverted Woman If being an introvert is interfering with your friendships, career advancement, entrepreneurial success, and happiness in your closest relationships, I’d like to help. 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