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The Difference Between Echoism And Healthy Introversion

Thursday, October 01, 2015



At a recent book signing I responded to an excellent question, "What's The Difference Between Echoism And Healthy Introversion?"

Introverts tend to be quieter, more likely to spend time reflecting and processing and 'mulling over' things, whereas echoists tend to be introverted because they've learned it's unsafe to express themselves.

The main difference is that echoists don't believe they can depend on people. I also discuss attachment to spiritual figures and communities in my response in the video above. I'd love to read your thoughts on this in the comments!

More from the book signing next week where I'll be discussing parenting.


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After teaching at local universities, Dr. Malkin became a Chief Psychologist at Harvard Medical School’s Cambridge Hospital, in Cambridge Massachusetts, where he instructed interns, residents, and fellows in the theory and practice of psychotherapy. In 2003, he left this position to expand his private practice and continued to supervise and teach for Harvard Medical School’s training program. Read More...


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