The Most Effective Tool for Your Social Success

– by Wes Colton, Introvert Unbound

MBTI-headsWe’re all about personal growth here at Introvert Unbound. Which is why I’ve become a Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) Practitioner to better help our coaching clients achieve their social goals! Here’s what that means…

If you’re reading this, you probably have at least a vague idea of the difference between introversion vs. extroversion, the two opposite ways people direct and receive energy. While “extroverts” recharge from the outer world of people, objects, and activities, “introverts” do so from the inner world of ideas, memories, and experiences.

This classification of personality types come from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI), the most widely used personality assessment in the world, based on the research and writings of psychologist Carl Jung.

As you may know, Introvert Unbound has long specialized in the social integration of those of us with a preference for introversion. As a newly certified MBTI® practitioner, I’m not only qualified to administer the MBTI® assessment, but to interpret the results for your specific personality type and craft an individualized game plan for your social success in dating, making friends, or at work.

After taking this deep dive into what makes you tick, we’ll zero in on how your preference for introversion or extroversion impacts how you:

  • Take in information
  • Decide and come to conclusions
  • Approach the outside world

Unlike the vast majority of coaches out there, we won’t be selling you some one-size-fits-all approach for your social challenges nor will we simply go with our gut and wing it. Instead, we’ll be relying on one of the most accurate personality assessments ever created to draw a clear roadmap for how you can best interact with and relate to other people, effectively taking your social life to the next level!

We’re already using MBTI® to help clients and want to give you the opportunity to be our next success story. That’s why for the month of May, we’re offering a 20% discount on 1 hour of online/phone coaching with myself and Regina Hopkins, LPC, to interpret your MBTI® results and use them to design a social blueprint that works for you.

Just send an email to wes@introvertunbound.com today with subject “MBTI” and we’ll hit the ground running!

Wes Colton
Coach, CEO & Founder
Introvert Unbound (“We Find Where You Fit”)

No Growth Without Failure

– by Wes Colton, Introvert Unbound

facepalm-cropAre you trying to date or make friends but keep failing miserably in the process? If so, congrats!

No, I’m not making fun of you. I’m actually dead serious when I say those mini-disasters are some of the best things that can happen to you.

Of course, the frustration, humiliation, and isolation that often comes along with screwing up socially feels pretty awful in the moment. But if you succeeded at everything in life without trying, you’d never grow as a person.

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Skipping a Level Isn’t the Same as Beating It

-by Wes Colton, Introvert Unbound

Skipping-levelI get it. You’re not where you want to be in life and you’re overwhelmed by all the hard work it’s going to take to get there.

You’re constantly bombarded with advice from friends, family, coaches, therapists, and gurus: Read books. Socialize more. Lift weights. Take classes. Change your diet. Find a new career. All of these options—many of which aren’t right for you now or contradict one another—no wonder you’re starting to tune them out.

Obviously, you can’t do everything at once. The key is to pick a single area and make that your focus for a while.

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Reframing Small Talk

– by Wes Colton, Introvert Unbound

small-talkOne of the biggest introvert pet peeves is “small talk.” That’s usually because deep-delvers such as ourselves don’t want to waste our precious social energy on petty topics like weather or sports scores, but instead connect on issues that matter to us.

This quest for meaning is one of introverts’ most admirable traits. Unfortunately, with most people, it’s not always possible to get into such weighty matters right off the bat. For example, it comes across as a little weird to introduce yourself for the first time to a stranger and then immediately ask, “So, do you think there’s such a thing as pure good and evil?”

When people get together with strangers, they’re sussing one another out. So it’s understandable that a lot of folks are wary about baring their souls to people they don’t know the first thing about. And that’s really what small talk is about.

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