Science Says There Are 4 Different Kinds Of Introverts: Which Are You? [Video]

Have you ever felt as though the term “introvert” was too broad? After all, some people who are introverts love parties, provided that they are smaller and more intimate, while other introverts hate any type of social gathering. And some introverts are painfully shy, while other introverts are not shy at all… they simply enjoy good doses of alone time.

Psychologist Jonathan Cheek noticed that there many different types of introverts out there, so he decided that more specific categorization was needed. After plenty of research, he came up with four distinct types of introverts. Which one are you?

1. The Social Introvert

This type of introvert loves parties and social gatherings, but they prefer small, intimate groups. They also need time to “unwind” after social events. However, they are not typically anxious or shy.

2. The Restrained Introvert

This type of introvert is a deep thinker. They are quiet and often misunderstood as being cold or withdrawn, when in reality, they are just formulating their thoughts and replies very carefully. They tend to move slowly and take their time, whether it involves a conversation or a project for work.

3. The Anxious Introvert

This introvert struggles greatly with self-consciousness. They often beat themselves for their “awkward” social interactions and replay conversations back in their head, wishing they had said something different. Social occasions cause them a great deal of stress and panic.

4. The Thinking Introvert

This type of introvert enjoys alone time, but not because they are anxious. Instead, they tend to be deeply creative and hence crave alone time in order to work on their various projects. They have a rich internal world that can be difficult to leave behind, hence the reason why they do not want to attend parties or socialize very often.

What do you think of these four different types? Do you think they are accurate? Which one are you?

This List Of 101 Ways To De-Stress Is Going Viral — For Good Reason

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t experience some level of stress, which is likely why this list of 101 ways to de-stress from a California teacher has gone viral.

We’re all looking for ways to feel less anxious and more relaxed, and it looks like Brett Phillips wanted to pass on this knowledge to his high school psychology class. One of his students posted the list on Twitter, and it has already gotten over 27,000 retweets.

Suggestions include everything from getting up earlier, to decluttering your space, to petting a friendly animal. Phillips curated the list from a variety of textbooks and articles, and threw in some ideas of his own. He suggested that his students pick five things they want to start doing, he told Buzzfeed.

With a list this large, there’s definitely something for everyone, and we could all learn a thing or two from this clever teacher’s list. You can check out the full list of his suggestions below:



Kate Middleton Made A Hugely Powerful Statement About Her Kids’ Mental Health

The Duchess of Cambridge, better known as Princess Kate Middleton, is standing up for mental health awareness. Whose mental health? Her children’s—and all children’s mental health, for that matter. In an Instagram post, she said she and Prince William “wouldn’t hesitate” if their children needed help with their mental health.

This comes on the heels of a new podcast series the Princess is launching with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. The podcast, called “Child in Mind” aims to help parents understand and manage mental health. Each segment will be 20 minutes long, and will cover a specific topic and feature an expert as well as a parent or a young person.

“One in three adults still say they would be embarrassed to seek help for their child’s mental health,” Kate was quoted as saying. “No parent would fail to call the doctor if their child developed a fever, yet some children are tackling tough times without the support that can help them because the adults in their life are scared to ask.”

This is not Kate’s first foray into the world of mental health awareness. Earlier this year, she and Prince William together with Prince Harry formed Heads Together, a charitable organization to support mental health and help eliminate the stigma associated with it.

The first episode of “Child Mind” is now available on the Anna Freud National Centre’s iTunes channel as well as SoundCloud and focuses on childhood anxiety.

We plan to tune in!