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I Vahnt to be Ahlone

Female introverts in popular culture? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Mar 14, 2011 - 52 answers

Am I selfish for asking for more input in our financial decisions?

Help me understand financial partnership in marriage. Snow flurries within. [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Feb 26, 2011 - 90 answers

For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a journalist

Can an introvert be a journalist? If so... how? [more inside]
posted by Acey on Feb 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Dating/socializing 101 for introverts

An introvert in an extrovert's world - Teach a perennial shy guy how to navigate dating and relationships [more inside]
posted by photo guy on Feb 10, 2011 - 23 answers

How do I start having healthy relationships as a female introvert at college?

I'm a female eighteen-year-old in the middle of my freshman year at college. I've been having trouble making friends and meeting new people. [more inside]
posted by athenadanae on Feb 2, 2011 - 36 answers

Can I help him anymore than I already have?

My partner is shy AND introverted. I'm suddenly finding myself terrified by thought of spending the rest of my life with the person I know and love because I'm tired of being the "entertainer." I'm exhausted. More inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2011 - 37 answers

Help me get over my self-conscious side!

I’m half introvert (don’t need to socialize every day; do like to escape and regroup after socializing) and half extrovert. My extroverted half can be extremely social, and even, on occasion, meet people really easily—and get them to like me. But if I feel I don’t relate to people around me, or that they won’t get me, or that they are poor listeners and I’ll either have to fight for their attention or fight against their judgmentalism (on whatever subject), I get hideously self-conscious and tongue-tied. How can I change that? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2010 - 9 answers

The IT Crowd of One Vs. the EF'ing Martha Mommies

Introverted thinking moms, would you please share your tips and practical strategies for navigating the shoals of extroverted, feeling-driven motherhood norms? [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Dec 6, 2010 - 25 answers

I'm speechless

Logistics of a license-less carless introvert ending a 20 year marriage: I don't know where to start with my preparation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2010 - 17 answers

How do I get hired as a legal documentation specialist?

I want to get a job as a legal documentation specialist (word processor). I have no prior work experience in law firms. What's the work like, and how do I get hired? [more inside]
posted by velvet winter on Nov 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Good places to meet women as an introvert

What are good places to meet women as an introvert? [more inside]
posted by pu9iad on Oct 31, 2010 - 27 answers

Give this INFJ a job suggestion, please!

Good careers for a Myers Briggs INFJ? (Special snowflakes inside) [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Oct 7, 2010 - 21 answers

radically minimalist proposal

I want to propose to my long-time partner, but an overblown wedding proposal sounds agonizing to me as an introvert. I am now thinking that I would like to aim my energy at finding the most creatively minimalist proposal that I can. My partner is completely quirky, so the strangest ideas are totally welcomed. I'm overthinking this to the point of paralysis, and losing months of engaged bliss as a result! How the heck should I propose given all these elements? [more inside]
posted by asimplemouse on Sep 17, 2010 - 37 answers

Are my extroverted days over?

Help me understand why I would rather watch re-runs of The Cosby Show & Roseanne rather than hang out with anyone. [more inside]
posted by KogeLiz on Sep 9, 2010 - 20 answers

30th birthday. Married couple, no close friends. Want to hit the town.

Mr. DeludingMyself is turning 30 in September, and isn't entirely pleased with the idea. I know I can't stop him from being upset about the big 3-0, but I want to come up with something to make the day itself awesome. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Aug 6, 2010 - 22 answers

Bourbon at 8AM probably isn't the best solution

There's a girl I see often that I'd like to get to know better. Problem: I'm absolutely terrified on how to start. [more inside]
posted by ConstantineXVI on Jul 14, 2010 - 27 answers

Will work for low-stress, healthy environment

I’m a former academic who would like to focus on self-driven writing and creative projects, but I’m not ready for self-employment. I’d like to find a low-stress job that will leave time and energy for my creative work, but I have some health restrictions and complicating factors. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by velvet winter on Jul 7, 2010 - 9 answers

AA for introverts?

Are there any effective, well-respected alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous that don't require group meetings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2010 - 12 answers

Rock and roll all night, party every day? Seriously?

I'm being romanced by a wonderful man. Problem is, he's a super-social extrovert, and I am your classic introvert who needs lots of alone time. Communication is good about this, but I am worried that I am somehow "holding him back". [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2010 - 14 answers

She's not my BFF

Is she clingy, controlling and manipulative, or am I cold and withholding? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2010 - 19 answers

I am an introvert and the recent stimulation is making me miserable. How do I approach my boss for an office?

I am an introvert. The situation/stimulation at work has escalated to a painful level. What is the best way to approach my boss to get an (available) office? [more inside]
posted by Prairie on May 16, 2010 - 29 answers

How can I avoid my coworkers after work?

How can I avoid my coworkers after work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2010 - 35 answers

How can I better exert my introversion?

I am a happy introvert between the horns of what must be a common dilemma, yet I have not seen a clear answer to it: What do I say when my SO or best friend or cousin invites me to do something and I would very clearly rather just stay home and read? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Feb 5, 2010 - 32 answers

put a sock in it, will ya?

Help find a coping mechanism for an introvert so he can better tolerate his chatty co-workers? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Dec 14, 2009 - 11 answers

How can I converse in large groups?

Help me carry on conversations in groups with my *special snowflake* situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2009 - 21 answers

Is it depression and am I making it worse?

Every night that he comes home and winds up browsing the internet for hours, I feel like I'm going to scream. Am I a nagging worrywort, is my boyfriend mildly depressed, or both? And what's the best way to work on it? [more inside]
posted by brisquette on Nov 17, 2009 - 39 answers

Long-Distance Friendship for Introverts

Introvert Filter: please help me revive a friendship! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 - 18 answers

Oh yeah, well the jerk store called... Comebacks for the introverted

What is a good comeback for an introvert, attending a social occasion, who gets told, for the umpteenth time, "Hey you're really quiet aren't you?" [more inside]
posted by pixlboi on Sep 29, 2009 - 99 answers

I want to rock the party.

One bachelorette party, ten miscellaneous female guests, one extremely introverted organizer (that's me!). Activities are set, but what little things can I do (or how should I behave) to keep things cohesive and lively, instead of awkward or lame? [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Sep 17, 2009 - 9 answers

I need to get out of the house and chill.

Calling all introverts: I need suggestions for places in or around Oak Park/Chicago where I can chill with a laptop or a book and not be bothered. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jun 29, 2009 - 12 answers

An Introvert's Hosting Survival Guide Needed.

How can an introvert survive and hopefully thrive while entertaining short to medium term house guests? (Long term being out of the freaking question!) [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Jun 8, 2009 - 20 answers

Socializing in a second language?

How does an introvert socialize in a second language? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me get my new co-workers to like my introverted, hard working self.

Just started a new job. I want these people to like me. Other than working hard, what's the best way for an introverted person like me to make a good impression with my new co-workers? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Mar 31, 2009 - 23 answers

Jobs for sociophobes?

My friend is a sociophobe with an Arts degree. She wants to find a job with some social interaction, but avoiding high pressure / extroverty jobs. [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Mar 16, 2009 - 11 answers

How can I get alone time as a (new) parent?

Fellow introverts, and others who need lots of alone time: How did you deal with becoming a parent? [more inside]
posted by El Curioso on Jan 31, 2009 - 12 answers

Chicago for Introverts

Where do you go and where do you live? I currently live in West Lakeview and after the daily hustle/bustle that is working in the Loop, I find myself needing to unwind. I like the idea of book stores and coffee shops but the only ones I know around me are the standard Borders/B&N and Starbucks and those are usually busy.
posted by hitopshelf on Aug 1, 2008 - 14 answers

The Picky Introvert's Guide to Making Friends?

I'm a male introvert with very, very few close friends. I can make casual friends no problem, but I'm rather particular about the type of people I'd want to be serious friends with. Difficulty: I'm an atheist liberal eco-friendly vegetarian tech nerd who doesn't drink, smoke, or do drugs. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2008 - 50 answers

I have no real friends, and yet I'm perfectly happy, am I weird??

I have no real friends, and yet I'm perfectly happy, am I weird?? [more inside]
posted by katala on May 4, 2008 - 31 answers

I'm a bookish introvert stuck in the advertising industry! Help!

After several miserable years in the ad industry, I'm quitting, because I was never cut out for this to begin with. Suggest some gigs more suited to a right-brained, literature-loving introvert who values kindness far more than the bottom line. [more inside]
posted by Chaotician on Feb 14, 2008 - 12 answers

Mark CF, I love you, but go away :P

What are some good (preferably experience-based) birthday gifts for a 21-year-old Australian programming geek who thinks he's Danish? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Social insecurity ahoy! How do I fix a bad first impression?

Pretty soon I’ll be going out of town to visit a good friend, and said friend has just invited me to the Xmas party with the folks she works with since it’ll be held while I’m out there. Problem is, they’re very cool and I’m very NOT. We’ve met before and I’m pretty sure most of them think of me as my friend’s dweeby, awkward, strange pal. This only compounds my anxiety and will likely make me act even MORE dweeby, awkward, & strange this time around. Please help me with damage control! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2007 - 21 answers

Including yourself in exclusionary settings

How do you include yourself in exclusionary conversations? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Nov 23, 2007 - 25 answers

Help me overcome and introverted nature.

Help me overcome and introverted nature. [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Nov 22, 2007 - 20 answers

Why are you talking at me?

Please help me kill my introversion before it kills my relationships. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Oct 16, 2007 - 40 answers

How can I feel more gregarious?

How can I feel more gregarious? How to more deeply appreciate fellowship? [more inside]
posted by levijk on Aug 28, 2007 - 8 answers

Eye contact, smiling and communicating interest?

Eye contact, smiling and how to be more approachable? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Apr 1, 2007 - 15 answers

I keep my friends "separate" from each other. "Group" things make me nervous. So...how to introduce my new boyfriend?

I keep my friends "separate" from each other. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2006 - 10 answers

Suitable jobs for the introverted?

What careers would suit an introverted but intelligent person? I am working through several careers books but have difficulties settling on careers to research further. I have social anxiety as do most of my friends (met through self help sites) and we are mostly in the same boat. Everyone seems to be looking for extroverted types, where do we introverts succeed? [more inside]
posted by AuroraSky on Nov 10, 2006 - 28 answers

How can an introvert survive?

How does an introverted step-parent deal with an extroverted child? [more inside]
posted by anonpeon on Sep 28, 2006 - 27 answers

First date advice for a

First date: I'm going to call the nice young lady I met during jury duty and I have a couple dating questions. I like to think I'm nice but I'm not flirtatious or otherwise outgoing. I think I'll come across as uninterested on the date (and I'm afraid that I already have in our previous contact). [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on Jun 10, 2006 - 21 answers

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