Introversion, Gut Feelings, And Trust

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Introversion, Gut Feelings, and Trust By Lynette Crane | Submitted On January 20, 2015 Recommend Article Article Comments Print Article Share this article on Facebook Share this article on Twitter Share this article on Google+ Share this article on Linkedin Share this article on StumbleUpon Share this article on Delicious Share this article on Digg Share this article on Reddit Share this article on Pinterest Expert Author Lynette Crane Maybe - just maybe - your gut-level feeling that you shouldn 't be doing something is right. But if you 're an introvert, you 've probably had a lifetime of being told to ignore your feelings, and urged to act just the opposite. Want to stay home and read? "What 's the matter with you, anyway?" It 's implied that you 're neurotic or even antisocial. Want to leave a party before it ends? "You 're a party-pooper." Find large groups overwhelming? "Just get out there and have fun (said with incredulity)!" (Even though the event gives you a headache or even nausea.) Enjoying being quiet and listening when in a group? "You 're shy, aren 't you?" a shaming label if ever there was one. We end up forcing ourselves to do things that aren 't bringing us any pleasure, and somehow berating ourselves for the demoralizing experiences we endure. Then we crawl back into our little cave. It 's no wonder we have never learned to trust our feelings as guides to what will lead to success and happiness. There is a caveat here: if you are an introvert,

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