The introvert advantage: how to thrive in an extrovert world

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Workman Pub., Jan 4, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 330 pages
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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.

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Review: The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World

User Review  - Rhandi Wallace - Goodreads

The Introvert Advantage, by Marti Olsen Laney, is probably the book that taught me most about myself and why I am the way I am. The book talks about all things introverted. What it means to be one ... Read full review

Review: The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World

User Review  - Ilona - Goodreads

I am an introvert. When I first heard about this book, I was curious and eager to read it. A few introvert friends read it, and praised it to the skies. I read it, and ... didn't like it. It took me a ... Read full review

Contents

A Fish Out of Water
17
Why Are Introverts an Optical Illusion?
37
CHAPTER III
61
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Marti Olsen Laney, Psy.D., is a researcher, educator, author, and psychotherapist. One of America's foremost authorities on introversion, she speaks and leads workshops on the topic in the United States and Canada. She and her extroverted husband have two grown daughters and four grandchildren. They live in Portland, Oregon.

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