The Introvert Advantage

By Marti Olsen Laney, PsyD

  • Release Date : 2002-02-01
  • Genre : Self-Improvement
  • FIle Size : 1.82 MB
Score: 4.0
4.0
From 46 Ratings

Description

The Introvert Advantage At least one out of four people prefers to avoid the limelight, tends to listen more than they speak, feels alone in large groups, and requires lots of private time to restore their energy. They're introverts, and here is the book to help them boost their confidence while learning strategies for successfully living in an extrovert world.

After dispelling common myths about introverts-they're not necessarily shy, aloof, or antisocial--The Introvert Advantage explains the real issues. Introverts are hardwired from birth to focus inward, so outside stimulation-chitchat, phone calls, parties, office meetings-can easily become "too much."

The Introvert Advantage dispels introverts' belief that something is wrong with them and instead helps them recognize their inner strengths-their analytical skills, ability to think outside the box, and strong powers of concentration. It helps readers understand introversion and shows them how to determine where they fall on the introvert/extrovert continuum. It provides tools to improve relationships with partners, kids, colleagues, and friends, offering dozens of tips, including 10 ways to talk less and communicate more, 8 ways to showcase your abilities at work, how to take a child's temperament temperature, and strategies for socializing. Finally, it shows how to not just survive, but thrive-how to take advantage of the introvert's special qualities to create a life that's just right for the introvert temperament, to discover new ways to expand their energy reserves, and even how, when necessary, to confidently become a temporary extrovert.

Reviews

  • Reading about Myself...

    5
    By Introvert Guy
    The way this book describes introverts is almost like it's describing me. I'm not even 20 percent through the book and already it's such an interesting and informal read for me. It's so comforting to know that it's okay to have introverted traits and that they're even unique and important. I can relate to this book so much, it's absolutely gnarly. Thank you for writing this book.
  • Loved this!

    5
    By Bbbtown
    This book has helped me understand me! It was spot on in identifying how I was feeling and interacting with the world as an "inne". Glad I found this book.
  • Useful

    5
    By Pastor Seymour
    This book has had a considerable impact on my life. What it said it would do, it has done. Above all, this book will tell you why you do the introverted things you do and then give you the advice an introvert needs to hear to thrive in this stimulating world. This is a handbook. It's something I'd never throw away. It's a reference. If you like to be interested and feel drained, check this thing out.

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