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The Flourishing Introvert Talks

May 9, 2024


This is the episode I needed several times in my life but it didn't exist back then. In "How to Bite Back," I examine the common misconception that kindness is weakness.

We introverts so often feel the pressure to people-please at the expense of our own well-being. In this episode I aim to empower listeners who identify as people-pleasers to hold boundaries both for self-care and to maintain healthy relationships. Being assertive is standing up for your rights and needs, whilst respecting the rights and needs of others.

I share my ABC framework—Assertiveness, Bravery, Confidence - for we introverts to stand up for ourselves with poise and dignity, to bite back with kindness and transparency.

Key Points

  • Kindness isn't weakness; set boundaries.
  • Assertiveness respects self and others.
  • Communication involves listening and understanding.