jodichapman-soulspeakblogDoes being an introvert automatically mean you have social anxiety?

Some people say yes. In am sure it introversion does not equal social anxiety, but we introverts are more susceptible falling into a pattern of shyness.

It seems to be a rare case that an extrovert has social anxiety, though I have run into people here or there that do.

But are you an extreme introvert?

My guest for today’s post is Jodi Chapman. She is a talented writer, teacher and owner of the SoulSpeak blog.

She has a strong introverted disposition and has battled her shyness and social anxiety for many years.

In this audio interview below, I ask Jodi about her experience as someone that has been through shyness and social anxiety, and how she broke through it to really start getting outside of her comfort zone and living the life that she wants.

Jodi still battles with it at times, but has learned that the cost of letting her shyness and social anxiety is far greater than her desire to make a difference.

You also will hear how she recharges her energy as an introvert, it may not be what you expect! I didn’t when she told me what she does to recharge.

Jodi has been through some real struggles with her anxiety and shyness, including canceled trips, and turning down great opportunities to speak in front of others, just to name a few.

Listen to the audio interview here:

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Jodi is offering a FREE 4 week e-course called Soulful Journalingto help people process what they are going through in life, including any fear you experience.

I think journaling is a great tool to use to process your inner world, including having social anxiety, so take advantage of it while you can with a master journal-er like Jodi, it is only available for a limited time.

Register for the FREE e-course here

Thanks again to Jodi for doing the interview.

As always, thanks to you for listening to the interview and being here at the SocialExpression.NET community and blog.

About Jodi Chapman:

Jodi Chapman is the author of the inspirational blog, Soul Speak; the upcoming book, Coming Back to Life: How an Unlikely Friend Helped Me Reclaim My True Spirit; the Coming Back to Life Ecourse, and the bestselling Soulful Journals series, co-authored with her amazing husband, Dan Teck.

After experiencing a spiritual awakening in October 2010, she went from being a complete skeptic to a believer in miracles and the magic that is always occurring all around us. She now lives her life with love and faith in the driver’s seat, and she hopes to leave a trail of inspiration wherever she goes.

She believes that we each have the ability to hear our soul’s whisper and create our best lives.

She lives in southern Oregon with her beautiful best friend/soul mate Dan. They share their lives with four fuzzy kids: a sweet Norwegian Elkhound, Xena, and three wonderful cats: Biddle, Buncom, and Elsie. Learn more at