Are you a person who deeply despises small talk? Who resents even the nicest, most entertaining hair stylist for intruding on your magazine time? If you happen to live in South Wales, you’re in luck!
Susan Cain, the author of bestselling introvert manifesto Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, is now running a for-profit company called Quiet Revolution out of what appears to be a make-believe gingerbread house in upstate New York.
Was a shy, confidence-free Kim Kardashian replaced with a bratty teen in 1994? If we’re to believe her responses in an interview with Matt Lauer at the Time 100 gala (it’s truly the gift that keeps on giving), that might be the case. A Paul Is Dead-level swap is the only explanation for the glaring inconsistencies…
When a producer from The Steve Harvey Show contacted me after reading a few essays I'd published in The Huffington Post about relationships and dating, and invited me to be on the show, I didn't quite believe it to be true. I'd written "Public Service Announcement for a First Date," "Is My Dating Life Doomed?" and "…
In this age of identity quizzes and lists that only introverts, extroverts or sex addicts will understand, the basis for many of these qualifications is the Myers-Briggs test. And the Myers-Briggs test is a farce, so, like, who are you again?
Are you a grouchy twenty- or thirty-something? Well, just wait a few decades and you'll mellow out. Like fine wines, human beings improve with age.
Dana Zemack has been making stick figure comics since she was 12. This week, she made one just for us.
Sometimes you need a little space, even from the people you love. But these people — family, partners, close friends — can be the hardest to set boundaries with, because you don't want to push them away. Below, some tips for establishing those boundaries without being a jerk.
Usually at Social Minefield we discuss ways to interact with people, but today we'll be talking about how not to interact — specifically, how to get alone time when you need it. People who are introverted may find that they need regular bouts of solitude to recharge, but everybody needs a breather from company…