Monday, August 19, 2013

Why we love Audrey Hepburn

Is there a person alive who doesn't love Audrey Hepburn. I adore her (and secretly want to be as graceful as her) because she chose to be herself. And it turns out, she was an introvert in Hollywood. Seems like a bad place for an introvert to be, right? But she never caved to the pressures to be more than she was. Today, I invite you to be exactly who you are! Because you are wonderful. Leave a comment below with one thing you will do today to celebrate your personality...

Monday, August 12, 2013

Why and How to Adapt your Business to Your Introverted Personality

Cigdem Kobu

As introverts, we know business as usual is hard for us. We don't do business like those wacky, extroverted salesmen hawking products on tv. We're quiet and reserved. But we still need to run our businesses. Check out this article on how to adapt your business to your introvert personality.

It's from a coach who "helps quiet-loving creatives build a sustainable, profitable, peaceful business that fits them like a glove." What could be better than that? Check her out at

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Your dream is necessary!

From Isabella's Roses
Food for thought today for introverts. We start out in life with a clean slate on the day we are born. And slowly, life chips away at us. We start to believe we are not good enough, not happy enough, not social enough, not enough enough!

Is today the day your listen to that still, small voice that is reminding you why you are here? Has the world drowned out your tender dream by screaming at you from every corner that you're too shy to be a public speaker, too anti-social to be a retreat leader, too self-reflective to be a great presence in this world?

Well, I'm here to tell you that the world is wrong!

We need your dream. Your particular talents. Your contribution.

Make today the day you write down your dreams and get started putting them out in the world. And if you like, email a copy to me at There's power in writing your goals and purpose down and sharing them. I'd love to hear from you (yes, YOU!).

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Famous Introverts

If you consider yourself an introvert, you are in good company. Here's a list from Dr. Marti Olsen Laney on her web site, Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child 

Famous Innies

  • Joan Allen, actress
  • Candice Bergen, actress, writer, photographer
  • Ingrid Bergman, actress
  • Ellen Burstyn, actress
  • Glenn Close, actress
  • Audrey Hepburn, actress
  • Helen Hunt, actress
  • Diane Keaton, actress
  • Grace Kelly, actress
  • Jessica Lange, actress
  • Laura Linney, actress
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, actress
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, actress
  • Julia Roberts, actress
  • Meg Ryan, actress
  • Meryl Streep, actress
  • Clint Eastwood, actor/director
  • Harrison Ford, actor
  • Tom Hanks, actor
  • Sir Alfred Hitchcock, film director
  • Jack Lemmon, late actor
  • Bill Macy, actor
  • Steve Martin, all around talented guy
  • Noah Wiley, actor
  • Christina Aguilera, singer
  • Enya, Irish pop singer and musician
Innie Writers & Artists
  • Emily Dickinson, poet
  • Katharine Graham, late owner of the Washington Post, author and DC hostess
  • Bill Keane, cartoonist
  • Gary Larson, cartoonist
  • Lois Lowery, author
  • Monet, impressionist painter
  • Norman Rockwell, painter
  • Will Rogers, humorist
  • SARK, writer and vigorous napper
  • Charles Schultz, Peanuts cartoonist
  • Neil Simon, playwright
  • James Thurber, writer
  • Gary Trudeau, cartoonist
  • Mark Twain, humorist and author
  • Elie Wiesel, author
  • Eudora Welty, writer
Television Hosts
  • Johnny Carson, former Tonight Show host
  • Jane Clayson, host of CBS Morning Show
  • Matt Lauer, co-host on the Today Show
  • David Letterman, host of the David Letterman Show
  • Diane Sawyer, co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America
  • Barbara Walters, host of 20/20 and
Scientific Innies
  • Alfred Adler, psychoanalyst
  • Albert Einstein, physicist
  • Thomas Edison, inventor
  • Jane Goodall, naturalist
  • Carl Jung, Swiss psychoanalyst
Innie Characters
  • Harry Potter, young wizard from the popular book
  • Jane Eyre, governess in book of the same name
  • Jonas, in The Giver
  • Dr. Katz, professional therapist, animated cable TV show
  • Ensign Pulver, in Mr. Roberts
  • Beth and Jo, sisters in Little Women
  • Wendy in Peter Pan
  • Ashley and Malanie Wilkes, in Gone With the Wind
  • Jon Luc Picard and Counselor Troi on Star Trek
  • Atticus Finch, in To Kill A Mockingbird
Political Innies
  • Nicholas II, last Tsar of Russia, great family man–out to lunch on the job
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former first lady
  • Laura Bush, first lady
  • William, Prince of Wales
  • Abraham Lincoln, 16th president
  • Al Gore, former vice president
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president