Introvert Power

Introvert Power

Why your Inner Life Is your Hidden Strength

Book - 2013
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Shows how introverts can take advantage of their inner source of power and find strength in daily life, with ideas on claiming private space, dealing with crowds and parties, and handling conversations and relationships.

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"Vivid and engaging."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Embrace the Power Inside You

It's no wonder that introversion is making headlines—half of all Americans are introverts. But if that describes you—are you making the most of your inner strength?

Psychologist and introvert Laurie Helgoe unveils the genius of introversion. Introverts gain energy and power through reflection and solitude. Our culture, however, is geared toward the extrovert. The pressure to get out there and get happier can lead people to think that an inward orientation is a problem instead of an opportunity.

Helgoe shows that the exact opposite is true: introverts can capitalize on this inner source of power. Introvert Power is a blueprint for how introverts can take full advantage of this hidden strength in daily life.

Revolutionary and invaluable, Introvert Power includes ideas for how introverts can learn to:

?Claim private space
?Bring a slower tempo into daily life
?Deal effectively with parties, interruptions, and crowds

Quiet is might. Solitude is strength. Introversion is power.

"A modern-day Thoreau."—Stephen Bertman, author of The Eight Pillars of Greek Wisdom


Unveiling the genius of introversion in an extrovert-dominated society

America is reportedly a nation of extroverts, but the latest research shows that more than half of Americans are in fact introverts. In a time when introversion is hot, Introvert Power is a valuable self-help book for introverts, treating introversion not as a hurdle to overcome but a personal attribute to embrace. It doesn't focus on extroverts and how to become like them, but how to take advantage of the fact that introversion is an opportunity. Introvert Power is a shelf staple; a go-to guide for introverts that's practical and proactive.



Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c2013
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781402280887
1402280882
Characteristics: xxix, 290 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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MrDrProfessorPatrick Sep 03, 2015

This book explains everything about myself that I've never been able to put into words for other people. It made me feel like much less of an alien than I did my entire life. I started off writing down my favorite lines but it got to the point where I was practically just writing down the entire book. I will definitely be buying my own copy in the future.

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Sep 02, 2014

I was optimistic about this book. She makes so many false assumptions about all introverts that half way through the book I got discouraged. I also found that she didn't know how to pick and choose from her research. She over kills too many topics. I would not recommend this to any introvert unless you are more of a hermit.

Therdon2 Mar 04, 2014

This is a book I wish I've read on my early twenties. Everything what Laurie says makes sense now. I'm doing my best to teach my children what a hidden strenght we introverts are holding. Thank you Laurie. I wish we would have more copies of this book in our Libararies.

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