Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength




      Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength
EMBRACE THE POWER INSIDE YOU Are you an introvert Psychologist and introvert Laurie Helgoe reveals that than half of all Americans are Introverts gain energy and power through reflection and solitude Our culture, however, is geared toward the extrovert The pressure to enjoy parties, chatter, and interactions 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 groundbreaking call for an introvert renaissance, a blueprint for how introverts can take full advantage of this hidden strength in daily life Supplemented by the voices of several introverts, Helgoe presents a startling look at introvert numbers, influence, and economic might. Revolutionary and invaluable, INTROVERT POWER includes ideas for how introverts can learn toClaim private spaceCarve out time to thinkBring a slower tempo into daily lifeCreate breaks in conversation and relationshipsDeal effectively with parties, interruptions, and crowds QUIET IS MIGHT SOLITUDE IS STRENGTH INTROVERSION IS POWER. Best Download Kindle ePUB Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength author Laurie A. Helgoe – bluevapours.co.uk

Laurie Anne Helgoe is an American psychologist and author specializing in personality development and the psychology of desire Helgoe has a private practice in clinical psychology and serves as an assistant clinical professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Division, supervising and lecturing psychiatric residents.Raised as the ninth of ten children, she was surrounded by gregarious siblings and sought out solitude, reflection and writing to replenish her energy This early discovery of the power of solitude had a profound influence on her later work In 2008, her writing revealed that scholarly and popular accounts regarding humans who display the personality traits of introversion and extroversion were flawed, and that, instead of representing a 25 30% of the population, introverts make up 57% of the population The identified flaw was a dated reliance on the early work of Isabel Briggs Myers, and the failure to note the latest comprehensive results of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI , a questionnaire used by psychologists to classify human personality traits.

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength
  • Laurie A. Helgoe
  • English
  • 27 January 2018
  • 1402211171

10 thoughts on “ Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength

  1. Abbey says:

    This book describes my inner life so well and so compassionately that it feels as if I finally find myself defended and acquitted before a jury and culture of extroverts It makes me feel valued for my strength of a contemplative, observational life rather than being misjudged as snobbish, socially withdrawn, or too bookish I have often felt as if I have to make excuses for not having active, outgoing, socially noisy plans for the weekend holiday vacation I get weary of Facebook s judgmental This book describes my inner life so well and so compassionately that it feels as if I finally find myself defended and acquitted before a jury and culture of extroverts It makes me feel valued for my strength of a ...

  2. Karen says:

    If I could have given this book ten stars, I would have I m going to go out on a limb here and say this is the best nonfiction book I have ever read If you are an introvert, or know an introvert, this book is a must read It s like the author has been living inside my head for my entire life I can t begin to explain how throughly and utterly she gets it What s so surprising is we comprise a littlethan half of the population I always thought I was in some small minority This book If I could have given this book ten stars, I would have I m going to go out on a limb here and say this is the best nonfiction book I have ever read If you are an introvert, or know an introvert, this book is a must read It s like the author has been living inside my head for my entire life I can t begin to explain how throughly and utterly she gets it What s so surprising is we comprise a littlethan half of the population I always thought I was in some small minority This book teaches you that it s okay to hate parties, and we don t need to apologize for hating parties I am comfortable in my own skin I don t get bored, and I m not afraid to be alone with myself If I get bored, it s usually when I m stuck in a large group with people trying to out do the other talking I have actually had people ask me if I got bored or scared while camping alone No, why would I To be alone walking a trail with just me and my dog is pure heaven Travel is especially wonderful, because you can b...

  3. Susanna says:

    I wish I d been given this book 20 years ago I ve been fighting this thing called introversion as if it was a disease wrong approach, I see it now Not that I ever tried to fit inbut I just kept feeling that I should.This is not a self help book There are no formulas This is about acceptance, thriving and celebrating who you are I am completely and truly amazed at what I read because I kept thinking hey, that s me and I said it in nearly every page The author blames American I wish I d been given this book 20 years ago I ve been fighting this thing called introversion as if it was a disease wrong approach, I see it now Not that I ever tried to fit inbut I just kept feeling that I should.This is not a self help book There are no formulas This is about acceptance, thriving and celebrating who you are I am completely and truly amazed at what I read because I kept thinking hey, that s me and I said it in nearly every page The author blames American culture over and over, but truly, it s everywhere in the West, at least I m in Portugal and it s no different I truly never met anyone like me who dislikes parties, chit chat ...

  4. N. says:

    may be my rating needs some further explaination because if this book is mainly about getting introverts to be better connected to their inner feelings and needs, then it may be rated as a five or at least four starts book..but I guess that most intoverts already spendthan enough time reflecting,..and if that book is about making them feel that they are not alone, and not even a minority and that almost 50% of population according to the author are intoverts so itsor less may be my rating needs some further explaination because if this book is mainly about getting introverts to be better connected to their inner feelings and needs, then it may be rated as a five or at least four starts book..but I guess that most intoverts already spendthan enough time reflecting,..and if that...

  5. Xueting says:

    I owe a ton of thank yous to the author, Laurie Helgoe This book surprised me by beingthan 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 I never fully understood why I felt bored or withdrawn during some conversations, why a rush of activity and movement seems to flood me so badly I actually panic, or why I crave alone time a lot, apparentlythan most people akathan I should And I owe a ton of thank yous to the author, Laurie Helgoe This book surprised me by beingthan 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 I never fully understood why I felt bored or withdrawn during some conversations, why a rush of activity and movement seems to flood me s...

  6. Paloma Etienne says:

    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 Enough said about introverts not liking to go to parties, mate, it did my head in However, I didn t skip those last two thirds because between dismayed faint spells when reading the repetitive narrative I got hooked again on a smart idea Now, the book does dally on a certain whiff of self help babble, grrr, but the core 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 Enough said about introverts not liking to go to parties, mate, it did my head in However, I didn t skip those last two thirds because between dismayed faint spells when reading the repetitive narrative I got hooked again on a smart idea Now, the book does dally on a certain whiff of self help babble, grrr, but the core of the writing, funny enough mostly on the...

  7. Karen says:

    If there wererating stars, I would give them all to this book For anyone who has wanted to retreat from the hectic pace, blaring noise, assault of advertising, and the American culture ceaseless activity this is the book for you It was like finding an old friend and myself at the same time.Helgoe explains that we have become a culture of everybody else Through our constantly expanding media channels, we can know what people are supposedly buying, how people are supposedly If there wererating stars, I would give them all to this book For anyone who has wanted to retreat from the hectic pace, blaring noise, assault of advertising, and the American culture ceaseless activity this is the book for you It was like finding an old friend and myself at the same time.Helgoe explains that we have become a culture of everybody else Through our constantly expanding media channels, we can know what people are supposedly buying, how people are supposedly behaving, and what expectations others supposedly have for us And in a democratic society,popular meanspowerIn an increasingly public society, the emphasis shifts from quality to visibility from good products to good marketing from knowing to being known The author also reminds us, through chapters on using our introvert preferences at work, home, and social settings, something that all introverts knowQuality Matte...

  8. Liz says:

    Quite an informative and enthusiastic book It is encouraging introversy and explaining to a person what makes an introvert Certainly useful in case you aren t sure whether you are one or not or have no idea how to deal with your introversy, however less so if you are aware and many of the suggested techniques don t help It s a good and useful book, mind you But one should realise that it should be not about introverts vocalising their opinions and issues but about making our society less Quite an informative and enthusiastic book It is encouraging introversy and explaining to a person what makes an introvert Certainly useful in case you aren t sur...

  9. Michael says:

    While the introvert is reflecting on the question thinking first , the extrovert takes this as an invitation to fill the void talking first As long as the introvert doesn t interrupt, the extrovert continues to fill the interpersonal space with talk But as long as the extrovert talks, the introvert can t think and stays mute Mute means the invitation is still open, and continued talk assures that the introvert remains mute By the time the extrovert pauses to ask, the introvert s head is While the introvert is reflecting on the question thinking first , the extrovert takes this as an invitation to fill the void talking first As long as the introvert doesn t interrupt, the extrovert continues to fill the interpersonal space with talk But as long as the extrovert talks, the introvert can t think and stays mute Mute means the invitation is still open, and continued talk assures that the introvert remains mute By the time the extrovert pauses to ask, the introvert s head is pounding and he or she just wants to get out...

  10. Beth A. says:

    I have mixed feelings about this book I liked some of the concepts Helgoe focused on, like accepting your introversion and noticing the good things about it Another idea I thought was valid was that you should be honest when you decline an unwanted invitation If you make up excuses and say you really want to go, you will getinvitations I also liked her encouragement to not let yourself be pressured into social events when you will not enjoy them, unless it s necessary, like for work I have mixed feelings about this book I liked some of the concepts Helgoe focused on, like accepting your introversion and noticing the good things about it Another idea I thought was valid was that you...

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