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The Introvert's Guide to...

An Education, Society and Culture podcast featuring Phil Rickaby
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In this episode Jess and Phil talk about making friends as an introvert (or even just as an adult), and how difficult that can be. Links In this Episode https://nandoodles.medium.com/the-extrovert-s-guide-to-making-friends-everywhere-you-go-4d0
We've all heard it before: introverts are "antisocial". But what does that mean exactly? In this episode, Jess and Phil dive into this question, and whether social anxiety is necessarily a part of being an introvert, or something else entirely.
In this episode, as things begin to open up, and holiday gatherings are starting to happen, Jess and Phil talk about how to deal with the return to gatherings. Note: This episode was recorded before the current increases in cases of the Omicro
In this episode, Jess and Phil get a little heated as they respond to an article in Inc Magazine entitled T_here Are No Such Things as Introversion or Extroversion_. They have a lot of thoughts. Links in this episode: https://www.inc.com/joshua
In this episode, Jess and Phil talk about procrastination and admit to their worst habits where putting things off is concerned. They also offer some helpful tips for combatting procrastination, including when you might want to just give in to
On this episode, Jess and Phil return after their hiatus, and catch you up on a) why the hiatus was necessary - and trust us, its amazing, exciting news - and b) what they have been up to. Also in this episode: how our perceptions of what makes
In this episode, Jess and Phil discuss returning to the office after a year and a half of working from home and provide some helpful tips on how to deal with that return. Links in this episode: https://www.truity.com/blog/back-work-survey-intro
In this episode, Jess and Phil are joined by author Meghan Rogers to talk about creativity and the introvert. Meghan Rogers is a writer and an introvert living in the Philadelphia area. She’s the author of the young adult spy series, The Raven
In this episode, Jess and Phil discuss the pitfalls of being a perfectionist and suggest ways that an introverted perfectionist can loosen up and let a little imperfection in. Links in this episode: https://personalitygrowth.com/how-much-of-a-p
In this episode, Jess and Phil talk about the expectations that people have about what an introvert is capable of and defying those expectations. Links in this episode: https://hbr.org/2021/01/can-introverts-thrive-in-extroverted-careers
In the last 15 months, we've all found ourselves on more video meetings than ever before, and for a lot of introverts, these are more difficult to deal with than in-person meetings. In this episode, Jess and Phil talk about why these are more t
In response to an email from a listener, Jess and Phil talk about dealing with the guilt that sometimes comes from deciding to miss out on an event, whether work or otherwise. Links in this episode: https://createyourownreality.co/how-to-deal-w
In this episode, Jess and Phil discuss dealing with "clingy" relationships; those friends that demand more time you can give, or the romantic relationship that anxious or upset if they can't be with you all the time. Articles referenced in this
In this episode Jess and Phil talk about social media fasting, when to go on a fast, when not to, and how to have a more healthy relationship with social media.
In this episode, Jess and Phil talk about things that are just wonderful for an introvert to hear. Those things that make the introvert just...melt. Things like "I have to cancel our plans" or "the party is cancelled", as well as some thing tha
In this episode, Jess and Phil discuss the importance of Routines, and how they can be very helpful for the introvert. Also: Phil learns a "horrifying" secret about Jess. Links in this episode: https://nesslabs.com/habits-routines-rituals
This week, Jess and Phil look at the Myers-Briggs test: Its origins, its uses, and it sometimes problematic aspects. Links in this episode: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19048975/) https://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-bas
In this episode, Jess and Phil answer a listener question about the difficulty of dealing with an Extroverted Family member.
In this episode, Jess and Phil talk about those talents that tend to be strongest in introverts: the introvert super powers. Links in this episode: https://tinybuddha.com/blog/a-love-note-to-introverts-10-superpowers-that-make-you-amazing/
We asked our listeners to send us their burning questions about their introvert lives, and we would give our best advice. In this episode, Jess and Phil answer listener questions.
Why do so many introverts have difficulty asking for help, whether it's trying to carry too many grocery bags home from the store by yourself, or trying to learn something new. In this episode, Jess and Phil admit their struggles with asking fo
In this episode, Jess and Phil talk about hunting for an apartment as an introvert, as well as the strange relationship between tenant and landlord, and what (for them) makes a good landlord relationship.
Jess and Phil are taking a brief hiatus over the holidays, so no new episode this week. But we will be back in January, with more episodes of The Introvert's Guide To...
Episode Notes In this episode, Jess and Phil dig into that phrase that so many introverts hear, "You're so quiet" and try to dig into the truth behind that idea about introverts. Links in this episode: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/19/acting-ext
Episode Notes In this episode, Jess and Phil talk about finding themselves in leadership roles, what makes a good leader, and how introverts (contrary to some) make great leaders. Links in this episode: https://introvertdear.com/news/10-surviva
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