Travelling for Introverts

One of the issues I’ve always had with travel is the idea that you have to keep doing things. If you’re in a different city, you rationalize spending a lot of energy to make sure you experience as much as possible. You end up on the go for an entire week and come home feeling…

Parties For Introverts

What if all of our social norms catered to making introverts feel more comfortable at parties? Or better yet, what if society just decided that introversion was the norm, and extroverts were the weird ones. However you slice it, eventually you are going to force an introvert out of their home against their will and it’s entirely possible they’ll secretly resent you for it. Here are a couple of suggestions to make them feel a little more comfortable.

The Logic of Depression

As an INTP I didn’t quite grasp the concept of depression. You’re just not happy about stuff? Welcome to life. You know what I do when I’m not happy with stuff…. I’m doing it right now: It’s called life. Spiralling into depression basically just feels like you’re having issues coping with small annoyances that would normally only be mildly irritating. The issue is compounded when you apply logic to the fact that you can’t deal with simple everyday life. You basically feel like you’re failing at life in general.

The No Fun Boat

A lesson in group think and how it causes anxiety among those of us who aren’t talking. In university, I went on a trip with some friends to go Tidal Bore rafting. The night before we left, we were all sitting around a campfire with some people who had been rafting before. As a high-anxiety…