The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience. It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Sarah from … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Sarah
Can you be alone without being lonely? Or lonely without being alone? I would say yes on both counts. Google gives this as the primary definition of lonely: "sad because one has no friends or company." A secondary definition is "without companions; solitary." For both definitions "alone" is listed as a synonym. Google's definition of … Continue reading Alone, But Rarely Lonely
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term: Antisociality For some reason I have a very clear memory of a moment shortly after my nursing career began. I was at work, and was saying something about being antisocial. One of the psychiatrists looked at me and … Continue reading What is… antisociality
Introversion, shyness, and social anxiety can sometimes get mixed up, but they're quite different. In this post we'll look at some of the similarities and differences. Introversion is a personality trait, and appears in the Myers-Briggs personality typology. The opposite is extroversion, and individuals may fall at different points along the continuum between the two. … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Introversion, Shyness, and Social Anxiety?
I have always been an introvert, yet there is always an underlying awareness that being introverted is not necessarily socially acceptable.
Depression is a profoundly isolating illness, as many mental illnesses can be, and as my illness progresses in many ways I find myself evolving into a hermit of sorts.