How to Set Boundaries as an Introvert

It often starts with a request. Someone asks you to do them a favor or lend a hand. It’s a nice feeling to be needed, and being a helpful person is a good thing, isn’t it? Thus, you say yes. But secretly, you know that you will feel drained eventually because you already have so much on your plate. Or it may lead to unhappiness as you don’t enjoy doing this kind of task. Does this sound familiar?

You may also get into the situation that someone wants to touch you physically against your will or asks for personal information that you are unready to give. Since they are a person in authority or someone you don’t want to lose, you “pull yourself together” and stand the discomfort.

Many introverts, especially shy ones, are so-called “people pleasers” and accept a matter even though they want to decline. The fear of offending or hurting the counterpart by saying no makes them put their own needs aside. Bad mistake! It is crucial for our mental health that you set boundaries. And yes, that’s difficult, and you won’t learn it overnight. It takes both time and practice, but it’s worth the effort.

In this article, I’ll introduce to you my three steps for setting and preserving healthy boundaries.

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12 Songs That Resonate With Introverts

Just relaxing, listening to our favorite songs, and thinking about life are beautiful things, huh? Tastes in music differ, but introverts have one thing in common: we love deep lyrics that express our feelings.

Some time ago, I created a playlist with songs related to introversion and life as an introvert. Meanwhile, it counts more than 50 pop and rock songs from the 1950s to the present.

In this blog post, I want to share my twelve favorites of this playlist with you. I’ll include little excerps of the lyrics as well. You might not like all of the songs, but I hope that you’ll find one or two that resonate with you and make you feel “understood.”

Okay, we’ve had enough of words. Here we go!

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6 Misconceptions Introverts Don’t Get Rid Of

Strange creatures, these introverts. They never talk, shut themselves off from the world, and when they dare to leave their own four walls, they are aloof and arrogant.

That sums up the reputation of introverted people in Western society quite well. But what’s the truth in the prejudices? Are introverts really such misanthropists?

In the following, I will list six typical misconceptions about introverts and reveal the truth about them.

A list of 6 common misconceptions or prejudices of introverts
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