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The life of an introvert: An interview with Mike; Photographer & Marketing Manager #CommunityMonth

Yay – welcome to the last interview of this very special introvert community month! This month, I’m going to introduce you to four wonderful introverts from all around the world who will share with you their stories and life experiences as introverts. This interview is the third interview of this whole series. If you missed the first two, please check out the Interview with Tasmin Lowe, the Interview with Franziska Marx and the Interview with Maria afterward! Let’s meet today’s guest: Mike! Question: “Want to introduce yourself?” Answer: My name is Mike, I’m 35 years old and my hobbies are photography, reading, graphic designing and cycling. I work as a Marketing Manager. My aspirations are being a writer, photographer, diplomat and humanist. Q: “Have you always known you were an introvert?” A: In 2018, I came to know I was an introvert after taking an MBTI test. Later, that was validated by natal chart and introspection of events from the past that led me to believe that I was introverted. It was interesting yet surreal. Today, it makes …

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The life of an introvert: An interview with Maria; Student & Slow Life Advocate – #CommunityMonth

Yay – welcome to the third interview of this very special introvert community month! This month, I’m going to introduce you to four wonderful introverts from all around the world who will share with you their stories and life experiences as introverts. This interview is the third interview of this whole series. If you missed the first two, please check out the Interview with Tasmin Lowe and the Interview with Franziska Marx aftward! Let’s meet today’s guest: Maria! Question: “Want to introduce yourself?” Answer: My name is Maria, I’m 18 years old, and I’ll soon be studying psychology at University. I’ve also been studying music alongside the regular school for eight years now. I live in Portugal. I love sewing – mostly historical fashion and embroidery-, I also love photography, cooking, and reading/ studying. I am also an advocate for a slower and simpler way of living and a fellow introvert! Q: “Have you always known you were an introvert?” A: No, I actually haven’t. For the most part of my life I have not identified myself as an …

The life of an introvert: An interview with Franziska Marx; Social Educator and Creative Mind – #CommunityMonth

Yay – welcome to the second interview of this very special introvert community month! This month, I’m going to introduce you to four wonderful introverts from all around the world who will share with you their stories and life experiences as introverts. This interview is the second interview of this whole series. If you missed the first one, please check out the Interview with Tasmin Lowe from last week! Let’s meet today’s guest: Franziska Marx! Question: “Want to introduce yourself?” Answer: My name is Franzi, I am 26 years old, and I live with my fiancé in Münster, Germany. In my free time, I enjoy working on creative things such as writing, watercolor art, or lettering. I also just recently rediscovered embroidery for myself, which I also have been practicing again since then. My short-term goal is to continue giving myself the time I need to get used to new situations. My long term dream and aspiration is to achieve small milestones in the creative industry, of course aside from my job as a social …

The life of an introvert: An interview with Tasmin Lowe; freelancer and author – #CommunityMonth

Yay – it’s Community month! This month, I’m going to introduce you to four wonderful introverts (from all around the world) who are going to share with you their stories and life experiences to shed light on the difficulties introverts face in our society and in their everyday life. But this series is going to be about more than just bringing awareness to the struggles introverts face on the daily! It’s also about showing you the differences and similarities between us wonderful introverted human beings and help you see yourself from a new and much more positive perspective by looking through the eyes of other introvert from all different places. I hope you find this series interesting and helpful. I’m so excited about this! Let’s meet today’s guest: Tasmin Lowe! Question: “Want to introduce yourself?” Answer: My name is Tasmin Lowe, I am 26 years old and I live in South Africa with my husband and our dog Koda. I am a Freelance writer and editor and I’m currently writing my first book, Think With …

How to make to-do lists work for you as an introvert & HSP

One of the things that are highly prioritized in our society is” productivity“. No matter if at home or work, getting the most done in the shortest time is the goal for many in most cases. It’s all about ticking the most off your to-do lists: to satisfy your boss, to give yourself the validation of being a hard-working and successful part of society, and to earn yourself your well deserved time off afterward. In a society that is extrovert-oriented and very achievement-focused, people who can’t finish their to-do lists very quickly are often seen as “lazy” and “unsuccessful” people. Lazy people who aren’t dedicated and willing enough to work hard every day will never be successful because they need too much time to finish their tasks. Those who can’t keep up with the pace of everyone else are looked down on, and are often being called out for not giving 110% — all day and every day.” Time is money”. Why daily to-do lists usually don’t work for highly-sensitive introverts As an introvert and HSP, …

These things changed since I started to accept my introverted self

Accepting yourself for who you are – fully and to 100% – isn’t easy. It really doesn’t matter what type of personality you are, I think this is something we all struggle with. But growing up as an introvert in an environment that doesn’t want to support you for the quiet and withdrawn introverted person that you are, and instead puts all their efforts into making you change something about yourself that you can’t – is a whole different level of challenge. I think you can imagine that growing up like that wasn’t easy for me. Luckily, my family was, for the most part, very supportive, but my experience at school was different. There were actually were all my problems with being an introvert basically started. It was not until I turned 19 when things slowly changed for the better. All beginning with finally starting to accept myself for who I was through learning more and more about the introverted personality that I am. These things changed when I started to accept myself for the …

Melatonin: A lifesaver for introverts with sleeping problems?

Ever had a night where you could barely fall asleep? Where you spent hours trying to calm your body down while watching your thoughts going back and forth on a topic you thought you’d had already forgotten about? If you answered this with a loud yes, please keep on reading, because I might have found the perfect solution to your sleeping problem! But first, let me tell you a bit about my past experiences with sleep… Like pretty much everyone in my family, I’ve always struggled with falling asleep. This started already when I was just beginning to go to school and hasn’t changed ever since. I’m 22 now and still can’t manage to fall asleep like the average person and struggle with it a lot to this very day. My struggles during the nights as an introvert I’m one of those people who suffer from a very active brain during the nights. While my body is already done for the day, and my eyes are getting more tired every hour, my brain isn’t nearly …

Do we become more introverted or extroverted with age?

“Do we become more introverted or extroverted with age?” – This question is one of the most interesting ones for an introvert like me who is very interested in human psychology and personality development, and also loves to have deep discussions! Many introverts are interested in these types of topics for various reasons, which is also why I want to share with you my experiences and thoughts about this specific topic today! My experience: Has my introversion changed over the years? At first, this seemed like a tough question to answer, especially since I just started with my health psychology study and try my best to adjust my lifestyle to my personality. But the more I began to think about it, the clearer I saw my viewpoint on this. Before I tell you exactly what my opinion about this whole topic is, let me tell you a bit about my own experiences! When I was a young kid, I always knew that I was different compared to other kids my age: I never particularly liked …

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Self-care tips for bad days as an introvert

I think we all have those weird days where we don’t really feel like ourselves. Everything could possibly make us cry, nothing really makes us happy, and we don’t want to talk to anyone! Often, it feels like there is no real reasoning behind it, but we know that there is this huge imbalance inside of us that really wants to be taken care of. If you feel like that right now, I hope this will help you get out of this negative mental state again! Step-by-step: Self-care for bad days 1. Slow down, my friend! Drop everything you intended to do today and slow down. You are your top priority right now, so don’t be too hard on yourself, put away the leftover tasks for today, and postpone every single one of them until you feel like yourself again. This is important. Give yourself the space to breathe again and remove any unnecessary stress that could affect your mental well-being right now. Your introverted self needs a pause from everything! 2. Turn off your …

Apple cake: super easy to make & very delicious! #recipe

This is by far one of my all-time faves! I love this recipe! My sister came up with this a couple of weeks ago after trying out multiple different apple cake recipes from other people. She didn’t like it very much, so she changed up things until it became the most perfect apple cake recipe I ever tried. This is by far the most delicious apple cake I have ever eaten! It’s super easy to make and doesn’t require much planning or shopping for ingredients. If you are someone who bakes every now and then, I’m quite sure you’ll have everything you need right in your home. Let’s go! I would love to see your creations! So please, don’t hesitate to tag me on Instagram or Facebook with @thegermanintrovert if you share your apple cake online! All ingredients: 4 EL (4 tablespoons) of milk (you can also use plant-based milk) 90 g (1/2 cup) sugar  160 g (1 1/2 cups) flour (we often use coconut flour) 90 g (1/2 cup) butter 1/2 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon of cinnamon 2 eggs 1 dash of …