Key Insights from Susan Cain’s book ‘Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking’

Key Insights from Susan Cain’s book ‘Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking’

In her groundbreaking book ‘Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking’, Susan Cain explores the often-overlooked strengths of introverted individuals and challenges the societal bias towards extroversion. For many of us, discovering the book ‘Quiet’ gave us a profound sense of validation and recognition. As introverts, we have often felt misunderstood, undervalued…

A Compassionate Perspective on Ghosting in Dating and Relationships

A Compassionate Perspective on Ghosting in Dating and Relationships

In the realm of dating and relationships, the phenomenon of ghosting—a sudden disappearance without explanation—has become increasingly prevalent. Of course, we don’t agree with this approach at all. It isn’t kind and it can be utterly painful and bewildering to be ghosted, leaving you questioning your own worthiness, and if any part of the connection…

Celebrating Quiet Strength & Embracing Introverted Personalities

Celebrating Quiet Strength & Embracing Introverted Personalities

In a world where the spotlight often shines on extroverted traits, it’s time to acknowledge and celebrate the unique strengths that introverted individuals bring to the table. Quiet strength manifests in various forms, from deep introspection and thoughtful analysis to empathetic listening and creative problem-solving. While extroversion is often equated with confidence and assertiveness, introverts…

Loneliness, Introversion and Interventions

Loneliness, Introversion and Interventions

The problem of loneliness in the UK appears to be compounded for introverted personalities with research suggesting that introversion is found to be significantly associated with loneliness (Buecker et al., 2020). While many people feel they have few close friends in the UK, with 12% reporting that they have only one, the number of close…

The rise of loneliness in the UK: Opportunity and Capacity for Connection
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The rise of loneliness in the UK: Opportunity and Capacity for Connection

Chronic loneliness rose by over half a million people to 7.1% between 2020-2023 in the United Kingdom (UK) (McClelland, 2023) with almost half of all adults reporting feeling lonely occasionally, sometimes, often or always (Campaign to End Loneliness, 2023). Our social landscape has radically changed at a fast pace, reducing conditions for social connectedness despite…

What it takes to feel like you matter
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What it takes to feel like you matter

Have you felt like you don’t matter? I wonder how many of do. I, for one, spent years feeling this way. Like it doesn’t matter if I’m at that event, with those people, or if I even exist. Who will notice? Who will be affected? Reduced feelings of ‘mattering’ have been found to contribute to loneliness…

Quieteer Nicola opens ‘Pawsitive Pets’ Pet Food Bank & More in Falmouth

Quieteer Nicola opens ‘Pawsitive Pets’ Pet Food Bank & More in Falmouth

Hi, I’m Nikk. I started with Quiet Connections in 2017 when it was just a little seed. I have seen it grow and have been involved in it as much as I can over this time by attending courses, groups, socials and coaching. Through all my time with Quiet Connections, I have grown myself from…

Help us learn more about quiet students’ experiences of secondary schools

Help us learn more about quiet students’ experiences of secondary schools

You can help if you have been a student at, or worked in any role within, a UK Secondary School. We’re researching quiet students’ experiences within UK secondary schools, with the aim of collecting enough data to better understand and raise awareness about the challenges that quiet students in schools face, with the intention of…

Speaking in groups as a shy student: What I’d like teachers to understand

Speaking in groups as a shy student: What I’d like teachers to understand

Speaking in a group as a shy student at school was a problem for me. One of the worst experiences I can remember is the speaking exam I had to do for GCSE English which involved having a discussion in a group of four students and the teacher. I could usually respond verbally if I…