Podcast

The Introvert’s Guide To…Catching up with Jess and Phil

We’ve been on hiatus longer than we anticipated. As we do when we come back from a break, we catch up on what’s been going on, and let you know why we were away for so long. The TLDR: a lot happened.

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The Introvert’s Guide to…Dealing with Social Punishment

Do you ever feel like you’ve been singled out at a gathering, becoming the center of a conversation you never wanted to be part of? We’re cracking open the less-spoken realities of being an introvert and the social punishment that often comes with it. This episode paints a vivid picture of the uncomfortable moments we introverts face, sometimes at the hands of well-meaning loved ones.

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The Introvert’s Guide to…When the Boss Says You’re Too Quiet

Ever been told your introverted nature is a misfit for your workplace? Well, we’ve got a story for you! Join us, your introverted hosts Phil Rickaby and Jess Gorman, as we navigate the complexities of introversion in professional settings. One listener shares their experience of being told by a manager that introversion doesn’t quite cut it at work. We delve into this, reassuring you that your quiet nature is not equivalent to incompetence and certainly doesn’t define your professional capabilities…

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The Introvert’s Guide to…When They Think You Are Stuck Up

In this episode, we delve into the world of introverts, exploring why they are often misunderstood as aloof or intimidating. We uncover the unique challenges introverts face in social situations, discussing the perception of them being ‘know-it-alls’ due to their broad vocabulary and deep thought process. We also touch upon the concept of ‘canceling plans’ as an introvert’s love language and the guilt that often accompanies it.

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The Introvert’s Guide to…When it feels like extroverts make all the rules

In this episode, inspired by a reddit post, Jess and Phil talk about how it sometimes seems like extroverts make all the rules in life, and the introverts just have to deal with it.

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The Introvert’s Guide to…Being a Part-Time Introvert

In this episode, IG2 returns from its hiatus, and Jess an Phil talk about what its like having to pretend to be an extrovert, either at work or in social situations.

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The Introvert’s Guide to…A Quick Update

In this short episode, Jess and Phil talk about why we missed putting out an episode last week, and why we’re going to take about a month’s break before getting back to publishing again.

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The Introvert’s Guide to…When Your Socialization Type Changes

In this episode, we welcome two guests, Melanie and Adrianna, both of whom have found their socialization types changing over the course of the pandemic, starting as an ambivert and an extravert respectively. In this conversation we discuss how it felt to be forced into a new socialization pattern, and how the way they think about their socialization preferences have changed over time.

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The Introvert’s Guide to…Can Introverts Be Lonely

In this episode, Jess and Phil ponder the question: Can introverts get lonely. They talk about times they have been lonely, what it takes for them to be lonely, how often it happens, and much more. Plus, your social media comments.

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The Introvert’s Guide to…Parties (III)

On this episode, Jess and Phil revisit that topic that chills introverts to the bone: Parties. In this third episode on the topic, Jess and Phil address questions from introverts about parties and how to deal with them. Also, Jess presents suggestions for any introvert thinking of hosting their own party.

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