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Are you an introvert? Psychologist and introvert Laurie Helgoe reveals that more than half of all Americans are. Introverts gain energy and power through. Introvert Power by Laurie Helgoe, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength. Laurie Helgoe, Author. Sourcebooks $ (p) ISBN

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There are loads of people out there, introverts and extroverts, and anything in between there must be people in between! Japan isn’t as great a place as she thinks it is. However, I wish she’d included some less introverted introverts.

Like some others who’ve reviewed the book, I related well to this book and felt the author totally gets introverts in a way that I’ve never seen in other books on the subject.

The Quiet Rise of Introverts: She offers lots of tips for specific situations: Other parts of the book I really didn’t connect with. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. A good number of students kill themselves if they don’t get the results they want or because their anxiety about taking the test is so high.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? I’ll huddle inrtovert the corner, talking to the one or two people I know, counting down the time til I can leave.

I REALLY appreciated the insights of this book and fully intend to read it again to remind helyoe that it’s OK that sometimes, going to a party full of people just sounds exhausting, not fun, and that I NEED to sit around in the quiet and hang out with myself sometimes in order to be the best me.

Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength

We’re ingrained to think we should want to go to that party, and if we don’t, we’re not fun. No, why would I? Knowing what that means, helgos it looks and what it feels like brings a greater understanding of myself and others and how we function or don’t together. It’s like the author has been living inside my head for my entire life.

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I enjoy and find it beneficial to myself and others to learn about human behavior. But one should realise that it should be not about introverts vocalising their opinions and ontrovert but about making our society less extrovert-centred. What’s so surprising is we comprise a little more than half of the population!

The Introvert’s Wish List Ch. The book is well written and the subject matter is easy to understand. But for the most part, she’s spot on – the book is jam-packed with useful insights and tips to help introverts assert themselves and live more honestly instead of “performing” as false extroverts. An extrovert gets drained being alone, and needs to go around others to get energized.

But I do find solo time in my day is indeed very empowering. It’s all about going out with your introverr, according to one of my friends who studied abroad in Japan. Learn laufie about Amazon Prime.

It would have been awesome if the author provided statistics proving that introversion doesn’t necessarily correlate with mental illness, but instead she seems to suggest that it’s natural for introverts to end up in therapy because we’re self-reflective and reminisce a lot, which is the reason why some studies say people end up with depression–because jelgoe replay the negative past too much in their thoughts.

Helgoe encourages introverts to see themselves as perfectly functional and to powre their need for solitude with regular retreats and creating a private space in their homes.

Introvert Power : Why Your Inner Life is Your Hidden Strength

Helgoe has a private practice in clinical psychology and serves as an assistant clinical professor at the West Virginia University School of Laurue, Charleston Division, supervising and lecturing psychiatric residents.

This book is an excellent read for anyone interested in human behavior, those wanting to understand lauriie better, and also for leaders.


Nov 14, Karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: In a extroverted society as a wholeit’s refreshing to read of other countries and cultures where quiet introversion is more the norm. To an introvert, it may be so much fun!

ppower To an extrovert, curling up at home alone with a cup of tea and a book sounds like a horrible friday night. Antisocial, Weird, or Displaced? I will be buying my own copy of this book, reading it This book had could have been written about me, a lifelong introvert.

Especially with books, the manuscript is “dead” after introvetr submit it, and you’re usually not allowed to change much, except for spelling errors, since it costs a lot of money to make changes to proofs. Helgoe’s book opened the door to discovery that has helped free me be myself.

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.

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But, since I can’t do that, please do yourself a favor and gift it to your own wonderful, thoughtful self. I liked the part where she suggested to really indulge in your introversion for powef while.

Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength by Laurie A. Helgoe

I find that when I remain silent, people somehow think Laaurie agree with them or hate them, depending on the context, and very little can convince them otherwise. Supplemented by the voices of several introverts, Helgoe presents a startling look at introvert numbers, influence, and economic might.

If we can improve our competence and practice in safe, new environments, we can see demonstrated success and our beliefs and behaviors will start changing.