I just found this website. It’s the site of an Introvert Life Coach named Nancy Okerlund, who works specifically with introverts such as INFP’s and INTP’s.
She specifically works with clients who are having problems with their introversion(eh hem, like me) and their careers. She helps them examine themselves and find their sources of energy so that they can help themselves deal with being introverts in an extroverts’ world.
I signed up for her mailing list and got this great pdf in my email. It’s a little over 8 pages and gives some great examples of how to survive as an introvert.
Some examples include reframing how you see yourself. She highlights the 3 ways that you need to reframe yourself:
- “Being an Introvert is an Asset”
- “Introvert Bodies Really Do Work Differently”
- “The World is Full of Extroverts”
Introverts are Biologically Different
One really interesting thing I read in the pdf was bullet point 2 above, that introverts are physiologically DIFFERENT. As in, the flow of blood into the brain is longer and more complex. How cool is that?!? We’re not just screwups or something! We’re physically different. We had/have no choice.
This kind of knowledge helps me accept who I am just a little more. This pdf in general made me think that maybe, just maybe, I can accept my career for what it is and that I should get to work!
Signup for her mailing list, get the PDF, read it and let me know what you think in the comments section.