Why your Inner Life Is your Hidden StrengthBook - 2013
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.
"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.