Exploring Introversion, Shyness and Anxiety
If you’ve ever wondered whether you might be an introvert, this episode of “Woman Worriers” is for you. Creator, host and Annapolis-based therapist Elizabeth Cush talks with Nicole Burgess, LMFT, an empowerment mentor for introverted women, about what it means to be an introvert, how anxiety impacts you if you are introverted, and how introverted women can take care of themselves.
If you’re anxious, does that mean you’re an introvert? Does being an introvert means you’re shy? In this episode of Woman Worriers, therapist Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., and Nicole Burgess—a marriage and family therapist and life coach, an empowerment mentor for introverted women, and an introvert herself— clear up many myths and misperceptions about introversion. They also talk about how introverted women can come to find and embrace their unique strengths and find the quiet groundedness they crave.
Listen and learn:
The difference between introversion and shyness
The difference between introversion and social anxiety
What happens when introverted women try to live like extroverts
Why introverted women might experience anxiety
How to stop listening to the Fear Gremlins
Why introverted women shouldn’t fall for the Superwoman hype
How introverted women can fall into the people-pleasing trap
How introverted women can bring more harmony into their lives—using index cards
The value of reviewing your values
What self-care looks like for an introvert
How the whole family can benefit when an introverted woman takes time to restore and rejuvenate
> Introvert Power: Why Your Inner World Is Your Inner Strength by Laurie Helgoe
> Ray Lincoln’s Temperament Key
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