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Adam S. McHugh
Because introverts are typically good listeners and, at least, have the appearance of calmness, we are attractive to emotionally needy people. Introverts, gratified that other people are initiating with them, can easily get caught in these exhausting and unsatisfying relationships.
Adam S. McHugh
God has always been about the business of shattering expectations, and in our culture, the standards of leadership are extroverted. It perfectly follows the biblical trend that God would choose the unexpected and the culturally unfit - like introverts - to lead his church for the sake of greater glory.
Adam S. McHugh
When introverts go to church, we crave sanctuary in every sense of the word, as we flee from the disorienting distractions of twenty-first-century life. We desire to escape from superficial relationships, trivial communications and the constant noise that pervade our world, and find rest in the probing depths of God's love.
Adam S. McHugh
In a team setting, leadership is shared by a community of people, which counters the tendency for pastors to form congregations in their own images.
Adam S. McHugh
Introverted seekers need introverted evangelists. It's not that extroverts can't communicate the gospel, either verbally or nonverbally, in ways that introverts find appealing, it's that introverted seekers need to know and see that it's possible to lead the Christian life as themselves. It's imperative for them to understand that becoming a Christian is not tantamount with becoming an extrovert.
Adam S. McHugh
Introverts treasure the close relationships they have stretched so much to make.
Adam S. McHugh
The verbal tool of exploring mystery together is not confrontation or preaching but dialogue. We subject ourselves to the same questions we pose to others, and as we traverse them together, we may arrive at surprising conclusions we could never have reached when simply trying to defeat one another's logic. Our questions are open ended, granting the other person the freedom to respond or not to respond. The questions stick with us, even haunt us, long after we ask them, and we await insight together. The process is more important than an immediate decision.
Aletheia Luna
When you fail to tap into your wellsprings of inner strength due totoxic habits, environments or people, you wind up feeling trapped, stranded and unhappy. You end up in soulless jobs, destructive relationships and empty friendships. Most of all, youfind yourself unsatisfied with who you are, and you often become your own worst enemy,perpetuating the cycles of pain, anger and fear within you
Anneli Rufus
The loner who looks fabulous is one of the most vulnerable loners of all.
Criss Jami
In an extroverted society, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert is that an introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.
Criss Jami
Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.
Dan Kimball
Time and again I hear how important the darker environment is to those at our vintage-faith worship gathering. Attenders feel they can freely pray in a corner by themselves without feeling that everyone is staring at them.
Jenn Granneman
Introverts live in two worlds: We visit the world of people, but solitude and the inner world will always be our home.
Jenn Granneman
Introverts don't see life as one big cocktail party. We're content with just a few meaningful relationships.
Jenn Granneman
As an introvert, you crave intimate moments and deep connections--and those usually aren't found in a crowd.
John Green
Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it.[Thoughts from Places: The Tour, Nerdfighteria Wiki, January 17, 2012]
Lauren Morrill
There's a difference between preferring books to parties and preferring sixteen cats to seeing the light of day.
Michelle Franklin
I don't talk ill about people I don't know, said Bartleby. I only disparage them in silence and hope they die.
Pierce Brown
He always thinks because I'm reading, I'm not doing anything. There is no greater plague to an introvert than the extroverted.
Shannon L. Alder
The most introspective of souls are often those that have been hurt the most.
Susan Cain
Don't think of introversion as something that needs to be cured...Spend your free the way you like, not the way you think you're supposed to.
Susan Cain
A Manifesto for Introverts1. There's a word for 'people who are in their heads too much': thinkers.2. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.3. The next generation of quiet kids can and must be raised to know their own strengths.4. Sometimes it helps to be a pretend extrovert. There will always be time to be quiet later.5. But in the long run, staying true to your temperament is key to finding work you love and work that matters.6. One genuine new relationship is worth a fistful of business cards.7. It's OK to cross the street to avoid making small talk.8. 'Quiet leadership' is not an oxymoron.9. Love is essential; gregariousness is optional.10. 'In a gentle way, you can shake the world.' -Mahatma Gandhi
Susan Cain
The key to flow is to pursue an activity for its own sake, not for the rewards it brings.
W. Somerset Maugham
His habit of reading isolated him: it became such a need that after being in company for some time he grew tired and restless ...
W. Somerset Maugham
He was always seeking for a meaning in life, and here it seemed to him that a meaning was offered; but it was obscure and vague . . . He saw what looked like the truth as by flashes of lightening on a dark, stormy night you might see a mountain range. He seemed to see that a man need not leave his life to chance, but that his will was powerful; he seemed to see that self-control might be as passionate and as active as the surrender to passion; he seemed to see that the inward life might be as manifold, as varied, as rich with experience, as the life of one who conquered realms and explored unknown lands.