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Emerging Blogger Series: Sarah (Inside My Manic Mind)

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 Inside… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Sarah (Inside My Manic Mind)

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Psychology

Alone, But Rarely Lonely

  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… Continue reading Alone, But Rarely Lonely

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What is... psychology series

What is… Antisociality

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is 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… Continue reading What is… Antisociality

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Mental health

What’s the Difference Between Introversion, Shyness, and Social Anxiety?

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 it appears in the Myers-Briggs personality typology.  The opposite is extroversion, and individuals may fall at different points along the continuum between the… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Introversion, Shyness, and Social Anxiety?