INTROVERSION: “Ten Things Introverts Want You to Know” / BRAINY DOSE ☮

Here are some things introverts want you to know about them! If you’re an extrovert, chances are, you don’t fully understand introverts, or some of the things they do. And if you’re an introvert, you likely feel misunderstood a lot of the time… and will probably closely resonate with the things on this list.

When it comes to personality types, it’s typically introvert vs extrovert. (If you have the qualities of both, then you are an ambivert). But, the biggest difference between introverts and extroverts is that introverts gain energy from being alone. It’s very important for introverts to take the time to just be alone with their thoughts. But, that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to have fun!

One of the things introverts want you to know is that they are not necessarily shy or anti-social. They often get a bad rap as being people who hate to be around others. This simply isn’t true. Not all introverts hate socializing, and not all of them are terrible at talking to others.

Often extroverts will go out of their way to try to make introverts more like them. However, one of the most important things introverts wish you knew about them is the fact that you cannot make them more extroverted! It’s just the way they are, and they want you to accept that.

PHILOSOPHY: “Shadow Work: Owning Your Dark Side (feat. Emerald)” / Einzelgänger ☮

According to Jung, part of self-realization is the integration of the Shadow into our personality. When we make the unconscious conscious and stop rejecting the unwanted parts of ourselves, we break the chains that hold us back from moving towards a state of wholeness. The process of integrating our ‘dark side’ is called Shadow Work.

PSYCHOLOGY – ANALYTICAL: “Carl Jung’s Theory on Introverts, Extraverts, and Ambiverts” / Sprouts ☮

Introversion and extraversion are terms first coined by psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung in Switzerland of the 1920’s. According to Jung, an extravert seeks intensive contact with the outside world. An introvert instead turns the psychic energy inwards. Jung believed that no one is 100% extravert or 100% introvert instead we carry both traits. However most minds tend lean either on one side or the other. If both characteristics are equally present, we can speak of someone who has has an ambivert personality.

WESTERN PHILOSOPHY – PSYCHOLOGY: “Why You Should Strive for a Meaningful Life, Not a Happy One” / Academy of Ideas ☮

In this video we argue that the pursuit of happiness is a futile endeavor, and that we should aim to live a meaningful life instead. We also explore how to cultivate meaning.