Introvert Power

Introvert Power

Why your Inner Life Is your Hidden Strength

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Baker & Taylor
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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This book describes the power of introversion and how to take advantage of it. Helgoe addresses common beliefs about introversion, such as connections to mental illness, and societal taboos against solitude; the importance of private space, thinking, and observation; and how to bring aspects of introversion to the extroverted world. Helgoe, an introvert herself, is a writer and psychologist. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Shows readers how to use introversion not as a weakness but as a source of power.

Sourcebooks Inc.

"If you have introvert inclinations and are doubting yourself, this is a must read. Or if you know someone who exhibits introvert symptoms, read this book before calling the shrink."
- Bhante Yogavacara Rahula, author of One Night's Shelter: An Autobiography of an American Buddhist Monk

EMBRACE THE POWER INSIDE YOU
Are you an introvert? Psychologist and introvert Laurie Helgoe reveals that more 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 to:

  • Claim private space
  • Carve out time to think
  • Bring a slower tempo into daily life
  • Create breaks in conversation and relationships
  • Deal effectively with parties, interruptions, and crowds

QUIET IS MIGHT. SOLITUDE IS STRENGTH. INTROVERSION IS POWER.


Laurie Helgoe shows readers that they don't need to adapt and blend into the loud, outgoing extroverted portion of America. Instead, they can find ways to thrive as they are, to use introversion not as a weakness but as a source of power.

Publisher: Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks, c2008
ISBN: 9781402211171
1402211171
Branch Call Number: 155.232 H367i
Characteristics: xxiv, 256 p. ; 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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