Celebrating Introverts (and organizing them)


In honor of World Introvert Day (Jan 2), I’ve published a new post on the Introvert Retreat blog. Why are we celebrating introverts? Here’s an article I like about that.

And, in honor of January being NAPO’s Get Organized & Be Productive (GO) Month, I’m organizing all my contributions (thus far) here, for you.


PLEASE NOTE: I originally published this list two years ago. I have just updated it to include the post I wrote in March 2020 about Social Distancing. As the COVID-19 pandemic wore on, that post started to seem woefully inadequate — almost laughable — to me. Who could have known what the rest of the year had in store for us? I’ve written a number of other posts about the pandemic since then. But I just read it again. It barely scratches the surface of what might, in hindsight, be considered WORLD INTROVERT YEAR. Sure, we introverts enjoy spending time alone, but even introverts need hugs sometimes, and like to be around people on their own terms! And who wants their solitude to be overlaid with health concerns, financial uncertainty, grief, loneliness, civil unrest, and political shenanigans? But the post isn’t so bad I felt like disowning it. This year I’m acknowledging that we’re all in different boats, weathering the same storm. For my current perspective, read my latest post: Hindsight is 2020. What’s next?


Social Distancing: Introverts, we’re up!

Business Tools for Introverts

Public Speaking: 6 Ways to Calm Your Nerves

Networking for Introverts

Introverts: The Next Generation

Unique Travel Ideas for Introverts

What is Your Socializing Sweet Spot?

7 Phone Tips for Introverts

A Room of One’s Own

How to Be an Introverted Houseguest or Host Without Driving Each Other Crazy

Are you an introvert, or are you just interested in understanding the introverts in your life?

What are your introvert-specific challenges?

What are your favorite introvert-specific resources?

What do you think I should write about next?

Please let me know by leaving a comment below!

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  1. I’m not an introvert, but I’m not a raging extrovert either. All of my family members are introverts, so they think I’m really “out there” LOL! I know we have all been created to be exactly the way we are, and the joy of life is learning to love and value people as they are. We can learn from one another and become better people. I think my introverted friends have also struggled during COVID, just in different ways than I did.

  2. Like Seana, I’m not an introvert either. However, I have noticed my need for quiet and solitude has increased as I’ve aged. Every day, I build in time to meditate, write, walk, and reflect. OK. Some of those walks are with people. But even with those, I prefer to be with just one person and not a whole group.

    This year on Zoom, I’ve noticed that while I’ve had many group business and personal Zoom calls, I much prefer the one-on-one versions. They are more intimate and focused. So one of the things I’ve taken away this year is that while I do love being in groups, hosting parties, going to conferences, etc… I also have come to appreciate and value solo time.

    I need both.

  3. Hi Hazel,
    I am most definitely an introvert – and I didn’t know there was a whole day dedicated to us!
    But staying home for almost a whole year is a little too much time apart. I enjoy my “me” time but it would be nice to enjoy the company of friends and extended family as well.

  4. I’m extra-extroverted, but I appreciate my introvert companions. (I need silence to concentrate, but I need human interaction to stay keep my mojo going.) This is an amazing collection of your work on the topic, Hazel. You are the guru in this area!

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