All posts tagged: Persönlichkeitsentwicklung

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 But growing up as an introvert in an environment that doesn’t want to support you for the quiet and withdrawn introverted person that you are, and instead puts all their efforts into making you change something about yourself that you can’t – is a whole different level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 …

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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Rezension: “Entdecke dein Wofür” von Ali Mahlodji

Die Basis-Infos: Titel: Entdecke dein Wofür: Der Weg zu einem Leben, das wirklich deins ist  Autor: Ali Mahlodji Seiten: 222 (inklusive Videoinhalte) Verlag: Gräfe und Unzer (www.gu.de) Preis: 17,99 € (DE) Inhalt: “Wer du bist – und wer du sein könntest.” Der Autor Ali Mahlodji erzählt in diesem Buch von seiner eindrucksvollen Reise vom stotternden Flüchtlingskind und Schulabbrecher zum Unternehmer und EU-Jugendbotschafter. Eine Reise, die neben Schicksalsschlägen und einigen Hürden auch sehr viele wertvolle Erkenntnisse und Erfahrungen mit sich gebracht hat, die der Autor diesem Buch in über 200 Seiten verarbeitet und mit der Leserschaft teilt. Dieses Buch möchte jedoch nicht nur von einer unglaublichen Biografie erzählen, sondern vor allem eines: Uns Leser dabei unterstützen unser ganz eigenes und persönliches Wofür zu finden! Neben persönlichen Erzählungen erwarten uns daher wertvolle Impulse zur eigenen Sinnfindung und eine methodische Anleitung, die uns dabei helfen möchte unsere Vergangenheit hinter uns zu lassen, um motiviert und zielgerichtet unseren ganz persönlichen Weg in eine selbstbestimmte Zukunft zu beschreiten. Lob & Kritik: Der Autor Ali Mahlodji erzählt in seinem Buch roh …

5 Things I wish I knew before as a young introvert

Growing up as an introvert in a society that really didn’t understand that introverted people are allowed to exist without having to fix them wasn’t easy. I always felt like an outcast. Like someone who just didn’t fit in and will never because of my “weird personality.” A personality that felt totally right to me, but everybody else seemed to have a problem with it. I never understood why I was so different – or what made me so different, I just knew that I was. Today, looking back at my self-conscious, shy, and insecure introverted self, I really wished I would be able to time travel to tell myself all the things that I know now… Nonetheless, today I’m sharing with you 5 things I wish I knew when I was a young introvert in my teen years: Your time is sacred. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want you to think that people need to deserve your time and attention. However, what I do want you to know is that you don’t have unlimited …

Why being spontaneous is hard for introverts

For the longest time, I actually thought that I was the most spontaneous person on earth.  I always disliked having plans or setting dates into my calendar. I felt like I needed maximum flexibility every day of the year. Committing to plans? No way. Even the thought made me feel like I’m putting myself into a prison. There are only a few exceptions I was willing to make – other than that, I tried my best to avoid these kinds of things. But does that make me spontaneous? No, it doesn’t. I just recently discovered that the reason for “planning” my life this way was more based on fear than anything else. The fear of letting go, the fear of the unknown … even the fear of leaving my normal daily routine that made me feel safe. As an introvert, I can tell you that being “spontaneous” is not exactly something I like doing. And if you’re honest with yourself, you might feel the same way about that – and that’s totally okay! Because, you …

5 reasons why you should love being an introvert

I know that many introverts are currently on their path of self-acceptance and self-love which I totally love. But I also know how hard this can be sometimes, therefore today’s blog post is all about embracing your introverted self! So, in case you’re having a bad day today and/or are just disliking some parts of your introverted personality right now, I hope this little list of reasons to love being an introvert helps you to shift your thinking at least a little bit and makes you become more selfloving of yourself (again). Embracing who you are isn’t always easy, I totally get that (been there, done that), but I know that every little step counts. So we have to do just a little step today and I hope every other step after today will feel a lot easier and lighter in the future. So let’s go! As an introvert, you are… …. naturally very empathic! We are really good at understanding human emotions, and as people who are very sensitive to outside stimulation, we notice …

How to spot energy vampires & get rid of them

As you might know from my previous blogposts socializing is essential for every human being. Even for introverts! We all need to have friends in our lives and people we feel close to. As introverts, we are certainly no exception. We might survive longer without having any social contact just because our desire and need for constant social interaction is lower than those of extroverts, but despite that, we still need people we can talk to every now and then. One thing I find really important and I hope you can agree with me on this, is that we as introverts have to be very careful on who we choose to spend our energy on. Otherwise, we will feel completely drained after, only having a simple conversation with someone. This isn’t good at all, especially if the day has only started and you still have a lot of things on your plate to do later on.  Of course, often we can’t know in advance if a conversation will drain us from our energy. People are …