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I grew up in a family of extroverts on variant degrees of the scale, so to be so far on the end of introversion and take those factors into consideration, it was little wonder why sometimes my mother would ask me as a child “Well why are you out doing such and such like your sister, aren’t you bored? These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. An Autobiography of an American Buddhist Monk. Well, I found the magic of this book at the beginning, but to be honest I’d say that two thirds of the book are really redundant, I’m sorry to be so blunt and harsh about it.

Lots of aha moments in this for me and I’d highly recommend it to anyone who is an introvert or wants to truly understand them. And I’m not there?? So many spot on assertions about introversion – what it is and what it isn’t.

Yet with deadlines, we are expected to turn in a final project. I don’t get bored, and I’m not afraid to be alone with myself. There was an extensive amount of directions, instructions, and stories but not much reasoning or trustworthy science to back it up. To an introvert, small talk is exhausting. Helgoe’s book is wide-ranging and cross-cultural, invoking how other societies particularly in Japan and Scandinavia are more compatible with and accepting of introversion.

Psychologist and introvert Laurie Helgoe reveals that more than half of all Americans are. Get honest feedback from socially skilled people you trust to see if your social skills are up to par. But if that describes you–are you making the most of your inner strength? View all 8 comments. The people in this book are extreme, but I guess usually it’s the extreme that gets shown.


She offers lots of tips for specific situations: This book won’t change my behavior much, but it does help me feel more validated. She makes a lot of assu Introvert Power is a self-help book about celebrating your introverted identity and recognizing its strengths, instead of trying to be more extroverted and running out of energy, or becoming a hermit – the typical introvert responses to social overstimulation.

I don’t think it matters whether we’re introverted or extroverted. Enough said about introverts not liking to go to parties, mate, it did my head in.

Introvert Power : Why Your Inner Life is Your Hidden Strength

This is definitely a message worth embracing; it’s just something I’ve already accepted a long time ago, so this book wasn’t really written for someone like me. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. And most importantly, says that’s okay!

Introvert, that has such bad connotations I love to hang out with a small group of friends, but a party, a house full of people, just thrown in like that, I’ll be the stereotype. This book was similar to Susan Cain book, but not in totality.

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Inteovert I think would be better is if there was more evidence. The best part about this book is that it lets you know it’s ok, and not ways to try and fit in or pass as extrovert.

This is about acceptance, thriving and celebrating who you are. I also related to it because I am a mental health professional and also experienced the feeling I am a clinical social worker by profession and also an introvert. I remember when I was growing up, I use to always go the park or walk around the neighborhood.

I’m sure there are extroverts who like to read, and there may be some introverts who like parties more than extroverts. It is something that you are born with, not something that you chose to do.


Mute means the invitation is still open, and continued talk assures that the introvert remains mute. I just grabbed this off the new book shelf at the library and will have to admit that I didn’t read the whole thing. Outing the Introvert Ch.

I don’t mean to say that this book is worthless. But I will say that the author understands us introverts. In our society, everyone thinks there is something wrong with you, if you like quiet time, not if you’re avoiding quiet time.

Not only is it a validation for those of us who relish and need solitude in which to recharge, but it actually celebrates it.

This book surprised me by being more than what I wanted out of a “self-help book” about my introversion – it helped me to understand myself and it helped me to love myself better. Tangent aside, I found “Introvert Power” an insightful read because it not only knocks down so many myths about introversion, but it constructively talks about introversion in a way that you can use to build upon.

Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength

What an enlightening book. Our culture, however, is geared toward the extrovert. I recommend this book to introverts and extroverts alike, just to get some understanding on the issue. If there were more rating heogoe, I would give them all to this book. I love the honesty and truth of this book and was amazed to discover that introverts are not a minority! Instead, it seems like the author wrote this book to convince herself of introversion.

I owe a ton of thank-yous to the author, Laurie Helgoe.