Where we go inside other people's heads to find out who they are, how they think, and what it's like to be them
I'm afraid there is no episode of Introspectology this week because the show's going on a bit of a break while I regroup and recover from what's been a very busy, stressful, and emotionally draining few months.  I plan to use this break to improve the show, so I can come back better and stronger. Stay subscribed or sign up at Introspectology.com to be the first to hear when the show is back. Or just follow me @introspectology or @joannajameslynn on Twitter. :-) And, in the meantime, if you're looking for other podcasts like Introspectology, check out The Unmistakable Creative Podcast and Real Talk Radio. I think you'll like them. Take care, Jo

Jeff Sandquist is an intentional wanderer. He talks about the effect that his dad dying had on him, how he used road trips to find himself, and the pros and cons of labels.     Topics Covered:     The big dots in Jeff’s life The effect that Jeff’s dad dying when Jeff was four had on him Jeff’s experience being miserable in a job after studying for years to get it How Jefff used on road trips to find himself Becoming a minimalist How Jeff’s changes have affected his relationship with his wife (or not) What living intentionally means Whether or not Jeff cares what people think of him Being hung up on your academic success How Jeff works on his anchors Becoming more open Buying into labels The pros and cons of labels How Jeff feels about being the same age now that his dad was when he died What Jeff would like his future to look like   Resources Mentioned:   This Is Not A Pregnancy Announcement (blog post) IVF Update: Embryo Number Two (blog post) The Level-Headed Robot: Tracking Your Life Intentionally Wandering Intentionally Wandering Podcast Intentionally Wandering Podcast on iTunes Intentionally Wandering on Facebook @jeff_wandering on Twitter @jeff_wandering on Instagram Why Some of Us Don't Have One True Calling with Emilie Wapnick (podcast interview) I'm the Same Age My Dad Was When He Died (blog post) The Minimalists Everything That Remains (book) My 3 Words for 2016 by Chris Brogan Enneagram StrengthsFinder 2.0 Motivational DNA Puttylike   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-curious-wanderer. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

I'm afraid there will be no episode of Introspectology this week because of an unexpected medical issue. Fingers crossed I'll be back next week. :) - Jo

Natasha Koo is an online community builder. She talks about how she discovered a talent of hers and how that’s changed her life, a story she used to tell herself, and how she deals with ‘negative’ emotions.     Topics Covered:     Why Natasha started an online business How Natasha discovered a talent of hers How Natasha realised she wanted to have children How Natasha ended up doing yoga classes on her lawn How Natasha has changed since discovering her talent and passion A story Natasha used to tell herself How things are different on the inside and on the outside What Natasha needs to be happy How Natasha deals with ‘negative’ emotions The difference between emotions and signs Natasha’s message to the world Natasha’s ideal day Whether Natasha is more introverted or extroverted What Natasha would do if she won the lottery Who Natasha admires and what that says about her How Natasha describes herself in three words What Natasha likes and dislikes about herself   Resources Mentioned:   Feminine Space The Feminine Space podcast The Feminine Space podcast on iTunes Wild Feminine (book) Your Feminine Space For Self-Love, Natural Power & Sisterhood Facebook group   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-energetic-go-getter. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Katie Corcoran is a lifestyle coach. She talks about her inability to pick a single lane, why she loves side projects, and her experience of spending a semester at sea as a teenager.     Topics Covered:     Why Katie goes away for the weekends How Katie switches off Jo and Katie’s perspectives on city sizes and distances The benefits of walking and of listening to podcasts The similarities between Introspectology and a TV programme Jo watches called Gogglebox What Katie was like as a child What Katie’s career has looked like so far Katie’s inability to ‘pick a lane' How Katie dealt with her mother’s cancer diagnosis Why Katie loves exercising and pushing herself How Katie landed a job because of Instagram Following your interests to learn more about yourself Putting pressure on your hobbies to become more than they are Being a dreamer How side projects can surprise you Katie’s experience of spending a semester at sea when she was 13 What Katie likes and dislikes about herself Katie’s perfect day Katie’s Myers-Briggs type Katie’s message to the world   Resources Mentioned:   Katie’s website @katiecorc on Instagram She Makes It Work The Badass & Bare podcast The Badass & Bare podcast on iTunes Katie's necklace @badassandbare on Instagram AndreaHood.com The Invisibilia podcast The Invisibilia podcast on iTunes Puttylike Elizabeth Gilbert   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-multipassionate-dreamer. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Imriel Morgan is the CEO of a podcast network, as well as a freelance writer and marketer. She talks about her run-in with Nigel Farage and how she dealt with the Twitter abuse that followed it, the importance of seeing yourself represented, and the effect that moving to the Caribbean had on her.     Topics Covered:     How Imriel got into freelance writing and marketing Imriel’s favourite thing about her work Imriel’s favourite types of clients to work with Imriel’s experience of going freelance What the ShoutOut Network is Irmiel’s experience of running a podcast network Imriel’s disastrous run-in with Nigel Farage Imriel’s experience of dealing with harassment on Twitter Imriel’s depression and anxiety What it’s like to be part of a minority group Imriel’s childhood obsessions and ambitions What it’s like to excel at a rough school The effect that moving to the Caribbean had on Imriel’s values The importance of seeing yourself represented The impact that going to an all-girls school had on Imriel’s relationship to men How Imriel became more comfortable around men The things Imriel needs to be happy What Imriel is excited about right now What Imriel would do if she won the lottery What Imriel’s perfect day looks like Imriel’s MBTI type How Imriel describes herself The message Imriel would give to everyone in the world if she could The message Imriel would give to a younger version of herself What Imriel would like her future to look like   Resources Mentioned:   Jo's blog The ShoutOut Network Melanin Millenials podcast Melanin Millenials podcast on iTunes Crowdacure Serial podcast Serial podcast on iTunes @imimorgan on Twitter @imimorgan on Instagram   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-underrepresented-intp. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Leila Johnston is a digital artist. She talks about her artistic process, or whether she even has one, how her childhood interests relate to what she does now, and why she worries about money.     Topics Covered:     Leila’s work as a digital artist Why Leila loves writing Leila’s artistic process Which parts of the artistic process Leila prefers The themes that come up again and again in Leila’s artwork What Leila was like and wanted to do as a child Leila’s career path so far How Leila’s interests as a teenager relate to the work she does today Leila’s approach to her career The state of Leila’s confidence How Leila relaxes Whether Leila is more of an introvert or an extrovert Leila’s memories of feeling particularly proud or happy Leila’s message to the world What Leila would do if she won the lottery Leila’s ideal day Why Leila worries about money How Leila describes herself in three words   Resources Mentioned:   Hack Circus The Hack Circus podcast  The Hack Circus podcast on iTunes Final Bullet   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-accidental-artist. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

John Vespasian is a writer. He talks about his approach to writing, self-publishing, and marketing, what rational living is, and his approach to learning.     Topics Covered:     John’s books and his writing methodology How John began writing John’s daily life Why John chose to self-publish his books Why John’s doing a lot of interviews at the moment What rational living is and how John’s applied it to his life How John got into personal development John’s goals John’s experimentation with marketing What John does besides write books John’s approach to learning John’s relationship with his health John’s relationship with other writers John’s message to the world How John describes himself John’s advise for being more organised How John thinks other people see him What John is not interested in How John relaxes   Resources Mentioned:   John's blog John's Amazon page   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-organised-writer. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Yannick Jacob is a coach, university teacher, and mediator. He talks about what he’s learned about both himself and other people from coaching, why we do what we do, and how his introversion fits into his life.     Topics Covered:     What Yannick was like as a child Yannick’s career so far What Yannick’s coaching involves What Yannick has learned about other people and himself through coaching Whether or not Yannick thinks he will always be a coach Accidentally coaching friends during conversations How Yannick’s curiosity about people relates to his art Why we do what we do A day in Yannick’s life What coaching is like for an introvert Yannick’s Myers-Briggs type Yannick’s experience running a startup Yannick’s views on labels Yannick’s strengths and weaknesses How Yannick describes himself Yannick’s ideal day Yannick’s efforts to teach kids personal development   Resources Mentioned:   Existential.coach Puttylike.com   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-curious-coach. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

James Bradshaw is the head of client services at a marketing agency. He talks about his interests and short attention span, the life-changing moments in his life, and his relationships with his grandparents.     Topics Covered:     What James’ job involves What makes a good pair of trainers in James’ eyes James’ career so far James’ relationship with his goals James’ different interests and short attention span James’ experience of changing course at uni Whether or not James is a worrier What James’ childhood was like The life-changing moments in James’ life James’ relationships with his grandparents How James describes himself The patterns in James’ interests How other people see James James’ strengths and weaknesses Whether or not James is introspective What James would do in a zombie apocalypse Why James wants to build his own house What James would do if he won the lottery James’ ideal day How James would like his future to look   Resources Mentioned:   Puttylike   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-positive-diamond. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Emma Cavanagh is a business administrator. She talks about being a people person, what a normal day looks like for her, and what it’s like to really care about other people and feel things very strongly.     Topics Covered:     What Emma was like as a child Emma’s social skills What a normal day in Emma’s life looks like How Emma relaxes What Emma’s job is like and what she thinks of it How Emma thinks she’s changed What Emma has learned about herself The three words Emma would use to describe herself What Emma likes about herself Emma’s obsessions Why Emma loves music What makes Emma angry What Emma’s perfect day would look like What Emma would do if she won the lottery What Emma hopes her future looks like Emma’s message to the world Emma’s message to her younger self    See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-emotional-people-person. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Abigail Alcock is a midwife. She talks about why being a midwife suits her, her experience of coming out, and the relationships that are important to her. [Note: Please excuse the poor quality of the introduction. I forgot to use my pop filter!]     Topics Covered:     What Abi’s childhood was like and why she stopped wanting to be a marine biologist Why Abi decided to become a midwife What being a midwife is like How being a midwife suits Abi's personality What Abi has learned about people from being a midwife How Abi’s job affects her lifestyle How sociable Abi is How Abi relaxes The most important things in Abi’s life Why Abi isn’t a vegetarian anymore and why she was one in the first place How Abi feels about living in London Abi’s experience of coming out Abi’s experience of wedding planning Abi’s hopes for the future What Abi needs to be happy How Abi’s fiancée helps her What Abi considers her strengths and weaknesses to be Abi’s idea of a perfect day   Resources Mentioned:   Trumpet: A Novel   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-nosy-midwife. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Jo is a virtual assistant and small business owner. She talks about her definition of success, the qualities she would like her future children to have, and why she dreams of being an author but not a really successful author.     Topics Covered:     What Jo studied at uni Who Jo admires Jo’s definition of success The best compliment Jo’s ever received What Jo’s motivated by Jo’s message to the world How Jo sees where she is now Why Jo likes her job What Jo would do if she had nine months left to live The most important things in Jo’s life What Jo would take with her to a desert island Whether or not Jo considers herself to be a jealous person Jo’s core desired feelings Where Jo would like to be five years from now How Jo would like to raise her children to be The weird belief Jo had as a child What Jo would do if she could succeed at anything Why Jo wants to be an author (and not a bestselling one) What Jo’s scared of Jo’s ‘uniquity' Why Jo’s enjoying making newspaper blackout poems at the moment   Resources Mentioned:   The Self-Conscious Writer (website) The Self-Conscious Writer (iTunes) The Big-Thinking Philosopher (website) Puttylike Danielle LaPorte The Declaration of You The Fascination Advantage Jo’s website Taskerly.co @joannajameslynn on Twitter @joannajameslynn on Instagram Austin Kleon The Level-Headed Robot (website)   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-quirky-doer. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Siobhan James-Lynn is a former marketing executive, a current small business owner, and Jo's wife. She talks about being brought up as Catholic and coming out as bisexual to her Catholic family, her habit of tracking the different parts of her life, and why she and Jo are a good match.     Topics Covered:     Siobhan’s childhood and her relationship with her brother Why Siobhan matured very suddenly The similarities and differences between Siobhan and her family members Siobhan’s relationship with Catholicism Siobhan’s (non-)realisation that she was bisexual Siobhan’s experience of coming out Siobhan’s interests Siobhan’s exercise preferences and the reasons for them How Siobhan has changed over the last several years Siobhan’s habit of tracking the different parts of her life Why Siobhan’s a robot Why Siobhan and Jo are a good match The three words Siobhan thinks describe her How Siobhan thinks other people see her What Siobhan needs to be happy What makes Siobhan angry Siobhan’s Myers-Briggs type Siobhan’s ideal everyday and her ideal last day Siobhan’s hopes for the future What Siobhan would do if she won the lottery The advice Siobhan would (or wouldn’t) give to her younger self   Resources Mentioned:   Taskerly Jo's website   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-level-headed-robot. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Lauren Jean is a coach, podcaster, and shop worker. She talks about what it’s like being both an artist and an athlete, her approach to parenting, and how you become laid-back.     Topics Covered:     Different forms of exercise and the effects they have on your energy levels Lauren’s childhood Lauren’s relationship with her brother and parents What Lauren wanted to be when was a child What it’s like being both an artist and an athlete The roles of structure and routine in the life of someone who’s laid-back Lauren’s ideal life as an entrepreneur How Lauren became laid-back and her advice for anyone else who wishes to be that way Lauren’s approach to parenting Lauren’s confidence journey How Lauren works on her self-awareness What Lauren is scared of Lauren’s message to the world What Lauren’s younger self would think of her now   Resources Mentioned:   Lauren's website The Silver Linings Storybook Passion to Pod Facebook group   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-care-free-mom. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

David Olimpio is a writer and photographer. He talks about using writing to work through difficult topics and experiences, being polyamorous, and training as a potential Olympic swimmer.     Topics Covered:     David’s book (This Is Not a Confession) Whether or not David has always been open about difficult topics How David started writing out his experiences David’s writing routine and approach David’s other forms of art The role of other people in David’s art Being an INFP and, in particular, an introvert Being polyamorous and having open relationships How David’s parents’ divorce affected him David’s experience training as a potential Olympic swimmer   Resources Mentioned:   David's website David's book - This Is Not a Confession @notsolinear on Twitter @notsolinear on Instagram   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-polyamorous-writer. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Kelly Hanks is an entrepreneur and a multipotentialite. She talks about her various interests and how they do and don’t change over time, the impact that living where she lives has had on her, and the fears that hold her back.     Topics Covered:     Kelly’s lifelong passion (animation) Kelly’s childhood interests Whether Kelly’s interests are steady or on and off The labels Kelly uses to describe herself What attracts Kelly to her interests Whether or not Kelly is good at finishing what she starts Kelly’s mission and where it came from Whether Kelly considers herself proactive or not The fears that hold Kelly back What Kelly hopes her future will look like Why Kelly wants to live in California The impact that living in Utah has had on Kelly Kelly’s friendship style The impact that introversion has had on Kelly’s lifestyle Kelly’s independence What Kelly’s like as an employee Whether or not Kelly’s always been quiet Kelly’s confidence The recurring issues in Kelly’s life   Resources Mentioned:   The Puttytribe An Inconveniant Truth The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl MorningSunbeans.com Kelly on YouTube Kelly on Instagram Kelly's Facebook page   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-creative-introvert. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Laura Yamin is a podcaster and administrator. She talks about what happened when she started doing things outside of her comfort zone, how her personality has changed, and why she’s taking an unconventional approach to her career.     Topics Covered:     How Laura first began getting outside her comfort zone and trying new things The identity change caused by Laura stepping outside her comfort zone The labels Laura uses to describe herself Laura’s everyday life What Laura thinks her younger self would think of her now How Laura’s personality has changed How becoming more introverted has changed Laura’s lifestyle Laura’s unusual career choice Laura’s plans for the future Whether or not Laura considers herself to be a planner Whether or not Laura is spontaneous Laura’s relationship with her interests How Laura describes herself Laura’s confidence levels Laura’s message to her younger self The recurring challenges in Laura’s life What Laura needs to be happy The themes in Laura’s life What Laura would do if she won the lottery Laura’s take on travelling solo Laura’s ideal day Laura’s strengths and weaknesses How Laura deals with hard times Laura’s personality types   Resources Mentioned:   Laura's website Say Yes Podcast @laurayamin on Instagram StrengthsQuest (StrengthsFinder 2.0) True Colors Fascination Advantage   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-spontaneous-enfp. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Joleen is a podcaster and an entrepreneur. She talks about what it’s like knowing your partner since you were both kids, what she’s learned about herself from being a parent, and the negatives that accompany positive traits.     Topics Covered:     Whether Joleen prefers living in the city or the countryside Joleen’s excitement about her new business idea What it’s like knowing your partner since you were kids Joleen’s take on reunions Joleen’s thoughts on her son not conforming to gay stereotypes What Joleen sees as her life’s purpose What Joleen has learned about herself from parenting Whether or not Joleen would consider herself to be empathetic The negatives that come along with positive traits Joleen’s ideal day Joleen’s love of play Joleen’s MBTI type What Joleen would do if she won the lottery Joleen’s message to the world   Resources Mentioned:   Closet Stories Podcast   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-passionate-parent. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Philip is a teacher with a keen interest in maths and philosophy. He talks about how his multipotentiality has affected his career, the theme that connects his many interests, and how he approaches his different interests.     Topics Covered:     What Philip was interested in when he was a child Philip’s career dilemma and his career path so far Philip’s multipotentialite cycles What Philip is not interested in How Philip approaches his interests Whether or not Philip would do a PhD What makes Philip abandon an interest The balance between Philip's intellectual and physical interests Philip’s personality test results What Philip would do if he won the lottery   Resources Mentioned:   The Good Girl The Puttytribe    See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-serious-all-rounder. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Mo McMorrow is an artist. She talks about how the themes in her artwork relate to her view of the world, how travel has changed her, and how she overcame her fear of performing.     Topics Covered:     The themes in Mo’s artwork Chaos and order Whether or not Mo likes change Mo’s experience of moving to Australia at 15 Why Mo says she learned extroversion How a round-the-world trip turned into moving to Ireland How Mo overcame her fear of performance How starting a new school and being different changed Mo When Mo was ready to grow up and give back Mo’s advice to other people The trust muscle How Mo describes herself What Mo would like her future to look like   Resources Mentioned:   Multi-Passionate Must-Haves (affiliate link) MoMcMorrow.com Art Road Studio Small Stories    See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-well-travelled-artist Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Linda Ugelow is a coach. She talks about how she turned a weakness of hers into a strength, her relationship with introspection and positivity, and how her career has changed over time.     Topics Covered:     Linda’s career, which has involved organic farming, teaching dance, and a degree in expressive therapies The importance of authentic movement Linda’s fathers expectations of her Linda’s experience of feeling jealous of her peers How Linda became an entrepreneur How Linda approaches the things she doesn’t want to do Linda’s triggers Linda’s advice on feeling calm when you’re stressed Linda’s relationship with introspection and positivity What Linda was like as a child and having a speech impediment Linda’s previous psychological addition to marijuana Reframing interests The three feelings Linda most wants to feel Linda’s ideal day   Resources Mentioned:   Puttylike Linda’s website B-School Linda's free relaxation series The One Letter Change That Can Up Your Happiness A New Earth The Five Minute Journal Danielle LaPorte's The Desire Map    See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-introspective-coach Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Padua Eaton is a ballerina and our youngest guest so far at just 19 years old. She talks about what it’s like dealing with injury as a ballet dancer, her conversion from Catholicism to Spirituality, and what it was like to start boarding school and move to the USA on her own.     Topics Covered:     Padua’s conversion from Catholicism to Spirituality Dealing with injury as a ballet dancer The different parts of Padua’s identity Whether or not Padua considers herself to be ambitious What it was like moving to the USA at age 19 What it was like going to boarding school at age 11 The effect that going to boarding school has had on Padua Padua’s shyness What Padua’s friends are like compared to her What boarding school is like when you’re an introvert Why dancing makes Padua feel like an extrovert What Padua learned about herself from a breakup How Padua describes herself Padua’s perfect day Whether or not Padua considers herself to be analytical The most important things in Padua’s life How Padua would like her future to look Padua’s Enneagram type The message Padua would like to give to both herself and others   Resources Mentioned:   @paddye on Instagram    See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-spiritual-ballerina Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Jermaine Davis is a pest controller and aspiring businessman. He talks about being seen as arrogant, his obsession with personality tests, and his drive and ambition.     Topics Covered:     Jermaine’s background and the culture change that came with moving from California to Texas How comfortable Jermaine is with change Why Jermaine wants to have his own business Jermaine’s obsession with personality tests (and his personality types) The three words Jermaine would use to describe himself What it’s like to be seen as arrogant How Jermaine has changed Jermaine’s strengths and weaknesses Hiring based on personality test results Jermaine’s idea for a new personality test What Jermaine is like in relationships Why Jermaine thought he was an introvert How Jermaine reacts when things don’t go well How Jermaine’s personality influences his health and fitness habits How Jermaine learns Jermaine’s daily life Whether or not Jermaine ever relaxes Whether or not Jermaine ever burns out How Jermaine thinks his upbringing affected his personality What Jermaine would like his future to look like   Resources Mentioned:   Sheep Dressed Like Wolves - blog Sheep Dressed Like Wolves - podcast Sheep Dressed Like Wolves - podcast on iTunes Calm Amidst Chaos Unshackle Your Core Values The Haven    See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-arrogant-improver Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Ebonie Allard is a coach and entrepreneur. She talks about becoming OK with who you are, perfectionism and eating disorders, and learning to be relaxed.     Topics Covered:     What it’s like to live in seven countries before the age of seven Why Ebonie didn’t feel normal growing up How Ebonie became OK with herself How burnout make Ebonie both stronger and softer How Ebonie found out who she was Ebonie’s experiences with perfectionism and eating disorders How Ebonie stays relaxed Ebonie's approach to business How Ebonie spends her free time Ebonie’s experience of writing a book What Ebonie’s book is about Ebonie’s Myers-Briggs and DISC types What Ebonie thinks makes her unique Ebonie’s ideal day   Resources Mentioned:   EntrepreneurEnabler.com Ebonie on Instagram Misfit Entrepreneur Mastermind Facebook group Misfit2Maven.com   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-misfit-turned-maven. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Iris Barzen is a psychology student and coach. She talks about letting go of black and white beliefs, how you figure out who you are, and the clues in her childhood about the things she’d enjoy as an adult.     Topics Covered:     Who Iris was when she started college Growing up believing everything’s black and white The stages of growing up Doing the work to figure out who you are Iris’ triggers and approaches for self-discovery How self-aware Iris was at school How the dots connect, looking back Having fun speaking foreign languages The clues in Iris’ childhood about what she’d like as an adult How comparison helps you to understand yourself How travel helps you to understand your country Iris’ ideal day Iris’ core desired feelings Trying to copy accents to improve your languages Integral theory The differences between introversion and shyness   Resources Mentioned:   Following Your Passions & Multipotentiality - Couragemakers Following Your Passions & Multipotentiality - iTunes The Self-Conscious Writer Danielle LaPorte Jacob Sokol StrengthsFinder 2.0 Iris Barzen The Fascination Advantage   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-compassionate-psychologist. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Lix Hewett is a graphic designer and photographer. She talks about her identity in relation to nationality and language, living with depression and anxiety, and why freelancing suits her.     Topics Covered:     Why Lix doesn’t feel Spanish and why she feels European instead Why Lix dropped out of college twice How depression and social anxiety led to Lix not leaving the house for two months What moving to London was like for Lix and how moving around a lot affects her How Lix reacts to bad things that happen How Lix handles her anxiety Lix’s relationship with habits How sharing a room with her sister affects Lix as an introvert What Lix’s energy levels are like at different times of the day Lix’s routines Whether or not Lix manages to switch off from work Why freelancing suits her Whether or not Lix has a different personality in English What Lix has learnt and got from the internet Lix’s dreams for the future How Lix treats herself when she’s not productive Lix’s take on medication as treatment for mental health issues How much Lix pays attention to what other people think Lix’s version of feminism Lix’s take on diversity and rights   Resources Mentioned:   Neil Hughes' TEDx talk Lix Hewett's website Lix Hewett Design Lix on Instagram Lix on Twitter Lix on Pinterest   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-spanish-european. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Sandra is a small business owner. She talks about the different ways of thinking, her experimentation with different productivity systems as a creative, and how she approaches creative projects.     Topics Covered:     How creatives think and get things done Why struggle is important The habits Sandra’s developed Being disorganised The difference between simple and easy How Sandra gets started with new projects Using questions to learn Getting what you need out of a project Whether Sandra is more of an artist or an entrepreneur The importance of language and labels What mosaic thinking is The different ways of thinking and communicating Relationships and connecting with people Performing as an introvert Being steered towards being a certain way Doing things because you want to rather than because you think you should The relationship between guilt and productivity The perfect level of challenge Sandra’s ideal day Sandra’s message to the world   Resources Mentioned:   Eclectic Directions on Etsy Getting Things Done The Puttytribe Refuse to Choose!   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-multipotentialite-maker. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Melissa is an assistant manager. She talks about her early experiences of racism and how they made her more cynical, her personality types, and her relationship with happiness.     Topics Covered:     Moving around a lot as a child and the effect it had on Melissa How Melissa became more cynical after experiencing culture shock and racism Melissa’s education and career Whether Melissa is more into science or the arts Melissa’s personality test results How Melissa deals with being melancholic and sensitive The patterns in Melissa’s behaviour How Melissa has dealt with not liking parts of herself What makes Melissa happy Melissa’s friendship preferences Whether Melissa is more of an introvert or an extrovert What motivates Melissa The world Melissa would like to live in The message Melissa would like to give to the world Whether or not Melissa is happy How Melissa would like to feel Melissa’s hopes for the future   Resources Mentioned:   Psychological Types by C. G. Jung   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-melancholic-individualist. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Lila Osborne is a highly sensitive person and empath. She talks about what it’s like growing up feeling like you don’t belong, becoming more confident after leaving a marriage, and seeing traits as both positive and negative.   Topics Covered:     Lila’s experience of leaving her narcissistic husband How Lila’s understanding of herself has changed since she left her marriage What it was like growing up as a highly sensitive person The difference between being sensitive and being highly sensitive Lila’s coping mechanisms How Lila has changed and become more confident What a narcissist is and the effect one can have on you What an empath is How Lila would sum up her identity What Lila sees as the positives to being the way she is Lila’s travel experiences How Lila is learning to go with the flow Lila’s experience of starting work and what she needed from doing this Being idealistic and always seeing possibility How Lila would like the world to be Lila’s message to the world Seeing different traits as good and bad at different times How Lila’s letting herself follow her interests What play is The importance of community Lila’s message to her past self What makes Lila happy and whether or not she’s happy now   Resources Mentioned:   Lila on Facebook Puttylike Susan Cain Susan Cain's TED talk   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-highly-sensitive-empath. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Bex Harper is an academic and a teacher. We talk about what it’s like having lots of different interests, what it’s like living in lots of different countries, and Bex’s interest in tradition.   Topics Covered:     What Bex was like as a child and what they were interested in What draws Bex to their interests Doing a PhD and craving variety What it’s like to live in Ireland, Austria, Germany, and Brazil Whether Bex is an introvert or an extrovert Bex’s beliefs How Bex thinks other people see them The types of people Bex is drawn to What Bex thinks makes them unique Whether or not Bex cares what other people think of them What makes Bex happy What makes Bex sad or stressed Whether Bex is a rule follower or a rebel Bex’s focus on the future and what they want the future to be like Why Bex doesn’t want to get married   Resources Mentioned:   Leonie Dawson’s planner RiverHarper.com @drbexharper on Twitter Domestic Imaginaries   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-multi-passionate-academic. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Naomi Rheams is an entrepreneur and a bartender. She talks about what it was like feeling like she didn’t fit in as a teenager, how she came to like and accept herself, and the importance of telling your story.   Topics Covered:     What Naomi was like as a child and as a teenager How Naomi felt not fitting in as a teenager Why Naomi calls herself idealistic How Naomi started seeing herself more positively How it feels to accept and like yourself for who you are Why Naomi likes shocking people Some key realisations Naomi’s had about herself How having a family and starting a business have changed things for Naomi The way Naomi presents herself to the world How Naomi’s childhood led to her success as an adult What Naomi would say to her younger self   Resources Mentioned:   Meg’s interview Couragemakers Naomi on Facebook Fold Solutions on Facebook   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-funny-misfit. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Joanna James-Lynn is a virtual assistant and the host of Introspectology. In this episode Neil Hughes interviews her about the childhood experiences that made her the way she is today, why introspection is useful, and how she thinks other people see her.   Topics Covered:     The themes in Jo’s life so far and how she discovered them Jo's experience of writing a novel as a child Jo’s childhood interest in acting What Jo was like as a child Jo’s two memories of getting into trouble at school The childhood holidays that had a huge impact on what Jo is like now Why Jo took a photo of herself in the shower for a job application How going to a rough school knocked Jo’s confidence Why Jo needs to update her mental model of herself Whether it’s better to have a higher or lower view of yourself than other people have of you How Jo thinks other people see her and how much she cares about that The excuses we come up with to explain away our successes How the Dunning-Kruger effect applies to language learning Jo’s hatred of French and love of German What Jo would do if she had nine months and then nine hours left to live Why Jo writes letters to the people she loves   Resources Mentioned:   Emilie Wapnick from Puttylike.com Beki’s interview Impossible HQ JoannaJamesLynn.com @joannajameslynn @introspectology Walking on Custard @enhughesiasm   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-self-conscious-writer. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Rebecca Moore is a teacher. She’s also Jo’s sister. We talk about Beki’s ideal life and dreams, what being ‘mardy’ means, and lacking confidence even when there’s lots of evidence that you’re good at something.   Topics Covered:     What Beki's childhood was like and how it impacted her life The influence Jo had on her life What Beki’s ideal day looks like The rules of afternoon tea, according to Beki What Beki thinks Jo's ideal day would look like What Beki would do if she couldn’t fail What Beki would do if she won the lottery Which feelings Beki would feel if she could only feel three Who Beki admires Whether Beki’s more internally or externally motivated Whether Beki’s better at starting or finishing things Whether Beki prefers the process or the end result Whether Beki thinks it’s better to improve things she’s good at or bad at The most important things in Beki’s life Beki’s friendship preferences What Beki would do if she had nine months left to live Beki’s message to the world How Beki thinks other people see her Why Beki doesn’t like plans to change Beki’s relationship with compliments Beki’s lack of confidence The problem with being an overachieving girl Beki’s biggest dreams for the future Beki’s irrational fears Beki and Jo’s feelings about odd and even numbers     See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-good-girl. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Paul is a coach and we talk about what it’s like being a Renaissance person, the importance of autonomy, and what it’s like living abroad as an extrovert.   Topics Covered:     Confiding in people when you can’t see them versus when you can What it’s like to be a Renaissance person Why studying anthropology changed everything for Paul How Paul became confident about his multipotentiality The effect that spending 3 days in the desert had on Paul Paul’s experience of backpacking around the world for 4 years The effects that shoulds and corporate America have Paul’s wake-up call The importance of variety in your work The importance of autonomy and freedom What Paul needs to be happy What it’s like being sociable in a homogeneous society Speaking lots of languages What it’s like for an extrovert living in a foreign language What’s holding Paul back How Paul compromises How Paul’s relationship has helped him to understand himself Paul’s uniquity Why Paul is scared of money Paul’s jealousy Paul’s ideal day   Resources Mentioned:   The Former Ugly Duckling 16 Personalities BosiDNA Entrepreneurial DNA Emilie Wapnick and Puttylike Refuse to Choose! The 5 Love Languages Emilie’s article about the things you need in a day to be happy Emilie Wapnick’s TED Talk Confide Coaching   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-renaissance-man. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Rikky is a life coach and writer. We talk about what giftedness is and how it relates to being a highly sensitive person, Rikky’s favourite parts of personal growth, and what it’s like moving from the Netherlands to the USA.   Topics Covered:     The ways in which Rikky is intense and gifted What giftedness is How intellectual and emotional sensitivity conflict with each other How Rikky manages her emotional sensitivity The benefits of being highly sensitive The problems with sensory sensitivity Rikky’s favourite and least favourite parts of being gifted How Rikky describes herself in 3 words Rikky’s passions, big and small What draws Rikky to her interests How the death of Rikky’s aunt influenced her take on life Rikky’s favourite parts of personal growth How Rikky’s approaches personal growth Why Rikky lives in the USA and what it’s like for her there   Resources Mentioned:   Real Talk Radio Real Talk Radio on iTunes No Matter What by Sally Donovan InterGifted The Puttytribe The Highly Sensitive Person Barbara Sher Emilie Wapnick of Puttylike.com Omniwonder   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-sensitive-expat. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Jen is a psychology student. We talk about her Myers-Briggs type and the things her type have to watch out for, the dangers of knowing your type, and what she learned from writing her autobiography. Topics Covered:     What Jen’s childhood was like Why Jen decided to study psychology How Jen has applied what she knows about psychology to her life Why and how Jen wants to help people The 16 Personality Types, the Kiersy Index, and MBTI How finding out she’s an ENFJ has helped Jen How circumstances affect your Myers-Briggs test result What ENFPs are like The dangers of knowing your Myers-Briggs type The importance of boundaries for ENFJs Whether Jen thinks it’s more important to work on your strengths or weaknesses Why Jen is split between E and I (extroverted and introverted) What Jen learned from writing her autobiography   Resources Mentioned:   Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Please Understand Me II The Fascination Advantage 16 Personalites Jen Simmers-Smith on Facebook   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-former-ugly-duckling. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Kari Gormley is a podcaster and runner. We talk about running and how it’s good for happiness and mental health. We also talk about living abroad and building habits. Topics Covered:     Kari’s background and how she got into running Why Kari moved to Sweden and what it was like What Kari learned from living in another culture How living abroad affected Kari’s personality Why Kari loves running What Kari has learned about herself from running The habits Kari has developed and the effects they have on her health and mood What Kari struggles with How Kari built her habits   Resources Mentioned:   TheRunningLifestyle.com The Running Lifestyle Show podcast The Running Lifestyle Show podcast on iTunes How The World Sees You by Sally Hogshead GretchenRubin.com Lady Business Radio Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Marathon Training Academy The Running Lifestyle's 100th episode Spark Sleep Soundly Every Night, Feel Fantastic Every Day The Power of Habit The Kathrine Switzer video   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-passionate-runner. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Lauren is an artist. We talk about her Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types, how her faith and chronic illnesses have changed her identity and personality, and why she seems like an introvert when she’s actually an extrovert. Topics Covered:     Lauren’s childhood and who she grew up with Lauren’s changing interests and the ones that have stuck Lauren’s Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types The effect Lauren’s health issues have had on her personality Why Lauren is an extrovert who seems like an introvert The beliefs that drive Lauren’s behaviour Lauren’s relationship with ‘normal' Whether or not Lauren cares what other people think of her The most important things in Lauren’s life The theme in Lauren’s passions Lauren’s uniquity How Lauren’s identity has changed because of her health and faith Lauren’s biggest dreams Lauren’s definition of success Lauren’s favourite feelings Lauren’s ideal day The one message Lauren would like to share with the world The best compliment Lauren’s ever received   Resources Mentioned:   Personality Hacker The Declaration of You! Puttylike FeelingIntuitive.com Feeling Intuitive on Facebook Lauren Westcombe Art on Facebook   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-introverted-extrovert. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Michelle is a blogger and freelance writer. We talk about lots of things, including her interest in human nature and how comfortable she is with herself. Topics Covered:     Michelle’s favourite countries and her dislike of popular places What Michelle’s childhood was like Michelle’s issues with stuffy jobs and structure Michelle’s ability to see negatives as positives Michelle’s multipotentiality and the theme in her interests Michelle’s reading preferences Being an introvert Michelle’s thoughts on intuition Michelle’s relationship with confidence and perfectionism What Michelle likes most about herself The most important thing in Michelle’s life Michelle’s role in relationships Michelle’s triggers and warning signs Michelle’s hoarder tendencies The patterns in how Michelle approaches things Michelle’e values Michelle’s ideal day Michelle’s message to the world   Resources Mentioned:   MamaBearSaidSo.com Puttylike Alive in Berlin    See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-humourous-mama-bear/. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Ahmed is a medical student and musician from Egypt. We talk about what it is that draws him to his interests, why he says he sheds his skin every few years, and why he thinks he might be too self-aware. Topics Covered:     How Ahmed was inspired by the Batmobile  Whether Ahmed is more of a scientist or a creative How Ahmed comes up with his ideas How Ahmed approaches his projects What draws Ahmed to medicine, science, music, and drawing Why Ahmed says he sheds his skin every few years Why Ahmed cuts off his friends every now and then, and how he feels about doing that The moments that change Ahmed Why Ahmed feels like a social chameleon Why Ahmed thinks he’s too self-aware Why Ahmed doesn’t always believe everything personality tests tell him How self-awareness has helped Ahmed to empathise more What Ahmed likes about himself How Ahmed became confident What Ahmed doesn’t like about himself What Ahmed’s daily life is like Ahmed’s goals and the inspiration behind them Ahmed’s ideal day What message Ahmed would give to the 15-year-old him Ahmed’s relationship with stress and independence Ahmed’s message to the world   Resources Mentioned:    Ahmed on Facebook   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-self-aware-student. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Rob is a video editor who likes being creative but who often feels that he’s supposed to be creative in a certain way. We talk about learning to create for fun, without any guilt, finding out who you are when your culture, friends, and language are removed, and how he has shaken off his Mr No-Can-Do identity. Topics Covered:     Rob’s many interests and the theme that links them together Why Rob thinks everyone is creative Rob’s experience with creativity and perfectionism Whether Rob is more about the process or the end result What it’s like to be a teacher who lacks authority Rob’s strengths and weaknesses What it was like moving to Japan How Rob overcame his Mr No-Can-Do attitude The downsides to living abroad The trouble Rob has sticking to things Why Rob is an extrovert but felt like an introvert in Japan What it’s like to have too much empathy Rob’s ideal day The superpower Rob would have if he could   Resources Mentioned:   Refuse to Choose! Puttylike The Puttytribe The Portfolio Life (iTunes) The Fascination Advantage RobKayson.com   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-reformed-mr-no-can-do Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Thea is a writer and a synesthete. We talk about the impact nature has had on her interests, what it’s like having synesthesia, and how Thea approaches the writing process. Topics Covered:     The impact that spending time in nature has had on Thea’s interests The relationship between synesthesia and writing Why Thea writes Whether Thea is more process- or goal-oriented when it comes to writing Thea’s approach to writing and routines Thea’s favourite part of the writing process How Thea feels at the different stages of writing and publishing a book Where Thea’s ideas come from Whether Thea is a plotter or a pantser Thea’s relationship with goals and deadlines How much Thea cares what people think of her and her creations Thea’s hopes for her life The themes and patterns in Thea’s life What Thea has learned about herself from writing Thea’s ideal day   Resources Mentioned:   ExpectedAberrations.com NaNoWriMo Dreaming of Her and Other Stories Kara the Brave Thea’s books Danielle LaPorte The Puttytribe Margaux’s episode   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-canadian-synesthete. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Meg is a blogger, a graphic designer, and a type A. Her perfectionism caused her to burn out a while ago. Since then she has been trying to slow down and prioritise self-care. We talk about these experiences, as well as the challenges she faces working at home.  Topics Covered:     What Meg was like as a child How Meg got better at sticking with things What it’s like to be a Type A and burn out Meg’s definition of success Whether Meg is more goal- or process-oriented Whether Meg is more internally or externally motivated The changes Meg has made to prevent herself from burning out again The warning signs and triggers Meg has to look out for What it felt like for Meg to leave her job Meg’s experiences with productivity and working from home What Meg’s ideal day looks like Meg’s core desired feelings What Meg does to look after her mental health What Meg would do if she had nine months left to live What Meg would like people to say about her at her funeral What Meg would do if she won the lottery Meg’s biggest dreams Meg’s message to the world   Resources Mentioned:   NaNoWriMo Kate’s interview Güneş' interview The Desire Map That Hummingbird Life @MegKissack on Twitter @Introspectology on Twitter Introspectology on Facebook   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-burnt-out-perfectionist. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Margaux is a digital media factotum who often finds herself having to balance different parts of her personality and identity. We talk about how she does this, what drives her to do the things she does, and the impact that personality test results have had on her work life.  Topics Covered:     What it’s like being an introvert with extrovert tendencies Why Margaux doesn’t have a bucket list What Margaux has learned from doing various personality tests Margaux values and driving forces What Margaux got from a spontaneous trip to Bangkok and Chang Mai How Margaux secures fantastic opportunities Why Margaux thinks our personality test results aren’t always the same How Margaux’s personality test results almost cost her a job How DISC works How Margaux gets balance in her life   Resources Mentioned:   Barbara Sher’s I Could Do Anything If Only I Knew What It Was The Puttytribe StrengthsFinder 2.0 DiSC Kolbe MargauxYiu.com   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-adaptable-charlie-brown. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Keri Bas is an artist and a business owner. We talk about what it’s like being a polytheist in a monotheistic culture, how humans relate to each other, and how this theme of human relationships runs through her interests.  Topics Covered: How starting life on tour with her dad’s band influenced Keri’s view of the world The thread that runs through Keri’s many interests The role that Keri’s Polish heritage has played What it’s like to be a polytheist in a monotheistic society What Keri learned about how humans relate to each other from interfaith seminaries The relationship between empathy and anxiety Why Keri finds tarot fascinating The struggles of being an INFP How Keri has tackled her lack of discipline and her constant desire to start something new The writing tools Keri uses Keri’s struggles with journalling Keri’s obsession with the Avengers and comics Keri’s needs and struggles when it comes to notebooks What Keri’s ideal day would look like Keri’s message to the world   Resources Mentioned: The Artist’s Way The Bright Idea Deck 750 Words Business Runes Bullet Journal NaNoWriMo Neil’s interview Keri's website, PaintedHippo.com Keri @Zephrene on Twitter Keri @Zephrene on Instagram Keri on Pinterest   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-thoughtful-polytheist. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.  

Amy Gilmore is an aspiring actress. We talk about being creative, jumping from one interest to the next, and her experience of not fitting in at work.  Topics Covered:   What Amy was like as a creative child Why Amy decided she wanted to become an actor How Amy felt about life before she figured out what she wanted to do Why Amy’s previous job didn’t suit her Why Amy also loves science What it’s like being a Myers-Briggs ENFP and an Enneagram Type 4 What **** would look like for Amy How Amy overcame stage fright Why Amy removed some friends from her life Which feelings Amy would most like to feel What Amy would do if she won the lottery What Amy would do if she had nine months to live What Amy’s perfect day would look like What it’s like being an extrovert and having an introverted best friend The type of person Amy admires The best compliment Amy’s ever received What message Amy would give to everyone in the world if she could   Resources Mentioned:   Kate Evan’s blog post Amy on Facebook   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-extroverted-creative. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Michelle Attah is a highly sensitive person (HSP). We talk about how Michelle has adapted her housing situation to suit her personality and needs, why she thinks we should be careful with the labels we give ourselves, and the struggles intuitive people tend to face. Topics Covered:   What Michelle remembers from her childhood and what she was like as a kid What Michelle has learned about herself Why Michelle’s thinks labels like ‘moody’ are significant The realisations that helped Michelle become more confident The importance of relationships in understanding yourself How Michelle has adapted her housing situation to suit her highly sensitive self The difference between shame and guilt What Michelle thinks the role of emotional intelligence is Whether Michelle is more logical or intuitive The struggles more intuitive people have to deal with What Michelle would tell everyone in the world if she could Whether Michelle thinks you should focus on your strengths or weaknesses   Resources Mentioned: Michelle's website Quiet by Susan Cain Michelle's personal Facebook page @michelleattah on Twitter Sheep Dressed Like Wolves   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-perceptive-hsp. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Catherine Elms is an introverted singer-songwriter. We talk about the role her introversion plays in the creative process, how she feels about the public parts of being a singer, and how her introversion and shyness affect different parts of her life. Topics Covered:   What Catherine has done with her life so far Why Catherine prefers creating music for herself to performing for others Who has influenced Catherine’s music How Catherine started performing and not worrying about being judged How Catherine’s shyness affects other areas of her life What it’s like to believe that no one really likes you Why Catherine likes being an introvert How Catherine has made her life introvert-friendly The best compliment Catherine’s ever received The difference Catherine would like to make in the world Why Catherine feels so strongly about inspiring women and girls What Catherine sees her strengths as How Catherine manages to do so many things What motivates Catherine to play music and what motivates her to produce albums   Resources Mentioned Lizzy Goddard So Far From Whole CatherineElms.co.uk @CatherineElms on Twitter @Catherine Elms on Instagram Catherine Elms Music on Facebook   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-introverted-performer. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Neil Hughes is a software developer, writer, and comedian. We talk about his former life as a travelling evangelist, what it was like to realise he no longer believed in ***, and whether or not he’d volunteer to be one of the first people on Mars. Topics Covered:   What Neil used to do that shocks a lot of the people he knows now Why Neil and I think we should start conversations differently What Neil’s life was like when he worked as a travelling evangelist What it was like realising he didn’t believe in *** How Neil sees the world now Whether or not Neil would go and live on Mars Why some people have trouble making decisions The free will versus determinism debate What Neil would say if he could give everyone a message Why Neil hates the media Why Neil should never join Pinterest Why Neil wouldn’t want to be famous What blows Neil’s mind Why humans can’t wrap their heads around big numbers What Neil’s been worrying about recently What Neil needs to be happy What Neil didn’t understand about scarves until his mid twenties Why Neil felt guilty at school   Resources Mentioned: A Short History of Nearly Everything Walking on Custard (both the book and the website) Unmistakable Creative @enhughesiasm on Twitter Introspectologists   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-big-thinking-philosopher. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Kate is a communications and media manager and a newlywed. We talk about her decision not to do what was expected of her on her wedding day, how she tells the difference between wanting to do something because she feels she should and because she wants to, and how she has tried to shake off other people’s expectations of her. Topics Covered:   What Kate learned from a volunteer trip abroad Kate’s experience being a good girl and shaking off other people’s expectations The impact that Kate’s attempts to be perfect have had on her life How Kate has stopped caring so much what other people think of her How Kate decided to plan her wedding, bearing in mind her tendency to try and please other people Why Kate’s wedding involved dinosaur models, a trip to the supermarket, and paddling in the sea How Kate knows when she’s doing something for the right reasons Why Kate enjoys activities like crocheting The type of activities that Kate finds relaxing Whether Kate tends to focus on the goal or the process of an activity How Kate’s childhood has influenced her personality What (or who) Kate wanted to be as a child What Kate’s idea of what an interesting life looks like How Kate would most like to feel Kate’s one message to the world   Resources Mentioned: Alive in Berlin The Desire Map @iamkateevans on Twitter @iamkateevans on Instagram KateEvans.co Introspectologists   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-rebellious-bride. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.

Güneş Taylor is a bubbly PhD student who lived in lots of countries as a child. We talk about how moving around a lot influenced her personality, why she doesn’t always fit in with other scientists, and why she worries some people might think she's disingenuous. Topics Covered:   How moving around a lot as a child has shaped Güneş’ personality What is was like having to leave home and move to another country at 15 How Güneş knew that leaving home was the right thing to do Why Güneş feels different to other scientists The belief that Güneş held as a child and why she’s changed her mind about it The interesting phases Güneş went through as a child Whether Güneş would describe herself as more creative or analytical Which parts of being a scientist Güneş feels don't suit her Güneş’ strengths and weaknesses What Güneş’ ideal day would be like How Güneş thinks other people see her The best compliment Güneş has ever received What Güneş would like people to say about her at her funeral What Güneş would do if she had 9 months left to live What Güneş would like to tell everyone in the world   Resources Mentioned:   Puttylike @GunesTaylor on Twitter Introspectologists @Introspectology on Twitter Introspectology on Facebook   See the full show notes at Introspectology.com/the-chatty-scientist. Join the Introspectologists Facebook group at Introspectologists.com. Review the show at Introspectology.com/review. More information at Introspectology.com.