Advice Column for Introverts – Work, Life, and Love

Image: Advice Column for IntrovertsWelcome to the home page of my advice column for introverts.

I answer questions online about any part of life – from career and business, to social life and romantic relationships. If it’s in the ballpark of living as an introvert, let’s talk about it!

I’m answering questions occasionally and I do love to hear from you. (Contact options listed below.)

In the past it was a syndicated advice column for introverts on Huffington Post and Quiet Revolution. I am open to other advice column opportunities as relates to introverts.

For now, I like answering questions on my blog and via Facebook Live video.

You can find featured selections that came from real questions via the links below.


My recent “Dear Val” video answers can be found here:

If you want to ask questions related to those above topics, you can ask via the Comments section under those videos. Thank you!


You can find other advice column answers online, such as these:

Career questions:

Socializing and Relationships questions:

Self-employment/Business questions:


My syndicated advice columns:

You can read my work advice column for introverts on Quiet Revolution via this link, where you’ll find links to my articles:
Val Nelson on Quiet Revolution

Featured Work Advice Columns for Introverts:

  1. Meet Val Nelson, Our Career and Business Expert
  2. “How Do I Cope with a Conflict at Work?”
  3. “I’m Uncomfortable with Online Discussions.”
  4. “How Do I Handle My Bosses’ Gossiping?”
  5. “The Secret to Mastering Meetings When You Hate Meetings”
  6. “How Do I Handle a Tricky Conversation?”
  7. “Do I Need to Be an Extrovert to be a Good Mentor?”

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How To Send Questions

You can send anonymous advice column questions here. Or simply use my Contact form if that’s easier (in which case please indicate “Advice Column” in your note).

You can also ask questions and get direct answers on my Facebook page, in my Facebook group for introverts, or privately via email.

Typical Topics

Anything ringing a bell for you personally?

  1. Tired of explaining why I’m being quiet or needing quiet
  2. Surviving meetings
  3. Networking, the introvert way
  4. Marketing, sales, and fundraising
  5. Career direction that aligns with who you are
  6. Current workplace worries (bosses, social events, money conversations, co-workers, noise, how people see you)
  7. Career transition (information interviews, salary negotiations, interviews, managing your energy, adjusting to a new workplace)
  8. Self-employment decisions and taking the leap
  9. Making your business more aligned with your heart and wallet
  10. Assertiveness with clients (about money and time limits)
  11. Tricky conversations (conflict, asking for different work conditions, saying “no”)
  12. Introverts as leaders
  13. Supervising introverts and creating introvert-friendly meetings
  14. Balance and self-care (overworking, breathing, alone time)
  15. Managing over-thinking and perfectionism
  16. Public speaking and giving presentations
  17. Being an agent of change when you hate the spotlight
  18. How not to get trapped listening to “talkers”
  19. Shy moment remedies