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5 Ways Introverts Can Navigate Small Talk

By Kayla Matthews   /     Sep 29, 2017  /     Culture & Communication  /     0 Comment

Small talk is a part of nearly every social and professional occasion. People expect you to engage in conversation, no matter how inane the topic is just to keep everyone from being mired in an uncomfortable silence. No matter what they might say, very few people genuinely like small talk. Even most extroverts dislike it. […]

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How to Thrive in Difficult Conversations

By Kayla Matthews   /     Jul 22, 2016  /     Productivity Hacks  /     0 Comment

Whether you’re sitting around the dinner table at a family reunion trying to carry on conversations with people you haven’t seen in decades or attempting to explain your pick for the next U.S. president while talking to someone who doesn’t share your viewpoint, life is full of tricky dialogue. Sometimes, the ability to stay cool […]

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How To Feel Socially Fulfilled As An Introvert

By Kayla Matthews   /     Apr 14, 2016  /     Culture & Communication  /     0 Comment

When you’re an introvert, people will often tell you to “Open up!”, to “Get out and smell the flowers!” and to follow other well-meaning-but-somewhat-patronizing advice. Yes, you want to do all those things, but you’d rather do them on your own terms, thank you very much. Besides, you’re not shy or antisocial. Your brain just […]

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