One of the things I struggle with on a daily basis is the fact that while I may be an extremely sensitive person, a lot of the people I encounter on a daily basis are not. This doesn't mean that they are rude or mean or even careless - it just means that our standards… Continue reading Sensitive Communication with Insensitive People: A Guide
Sometimes it can be difficult for a person to seek help when they have a mental health issue, and the reasons vary: they may feel pressure from their friends and family to not seek help, they may see the issue as taboo, they might not feel that they need to seek help, just to name… Continue reading Mental Illness: An Issue of Faith?
Welcome back, lovely friends! This week The Anxious Introvert is doing something special. We've put together a unique look into the worlds of Introverts and Extroverts, with the hope that we can answer some of the questions and debunk some of the myths surrounding different personality types and how they get along. Our resident Introvert… Continue reading Introverts and Extroverts: Two Sides of the Same Coin
There is a common example used to describe the differences between 'optimists' and 'pessimists': we have a glass of water, and we describe the glass as either half empty or half full. You know the one. And while this is a charming way to examine one's default way of thinking, I personally think that it's… Continue reading “This Is Not Okay”: The Lie of Toxic Optimism
The world is still ending - or at least that's how it feels. When I sit down to write these weekly updates, I try to do it when I'm not in a funk - I don't like flooding the internet with my own depressive monologues and I certainly don't like to show when I'm not… Continue reading The Anxious Introvert Has an Existential Crisis