Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength (2020)

Introvert Power Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength 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 ar
  • Title: Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength
  • Author: Laurie A. Helgoe
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  • Page: 156
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 refle 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
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    1. 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me feel valued for my strength of a contemplative, observational life rather than being misjudged as snobbish, socially withdrawn, or too bookish I have often felt as if I have to make excuses for not having active, outgoing, socially noisy plans for the weekend holiday vacation I get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 coun [...]

    2. 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 little than half of the population I always thought I was in some small minority This book teaches you tha [...]

    3. 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 [...]

    4. I owe a ton of thank yous to the author, Laurie Helgoe This book surprised me by being than 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, apparently than most people aka than I should And worst of all, why I feel s [...]

    5. 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 bookbut I guess that most intoverts already spend than enough time reflecting,.d 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 its or less normal.en the book has d [...]

    6. If there were rating 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 ex [...]

    7. 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 get invitations 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 Other part [...]

    8. 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 extrove [...]

    9. This book had could have been written about me, a lifelong introvert The author gets me Descriptions, examples, thoughts, and feelings are right on target Most importantly, I learned that it is okay to be an introvert My strength is drawn from solitude, the company of one or two people at a time, my pets, my books, my interests I shouldn t berate myself for not wanting to go to big parties and do fun activities that extroverts enjoy I will be buying my own copy of this book, reading it was liber [...]

    10. 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 t [...]

    11. 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 [...]

    12. Introvert Power is a self help book about celebrating your introverted identity and recognizing its strengths, instead of trying to be extroverted and running out of energy, or becoming a hermit the typical introvert responses to social overstimulation The title is very appropriate it s a very empowering message for introverts.Personally, I m trying to work on reducing my ego and I don t crave power, so some of her rah rah ing came off as presumptuous, for me She makes a lot of assumptions abou [...]

    13. If you haven t read many books about personality types, etc I d suggest this book as a go to guide If you re already familiar with your introverted personality, this book is of a cheerleader for you to maintain what you like about your introverted life and change what doesn t work She offers lots of tips for specific situations parties, work, home life, etc but what I think she d really wish for this book to be is an introvert s manifesto to be read by the extroverts of the world.

    14. This is the third book about introversion that I have read the others being The Introvert Advantage How to Thrive in an Extrovert World and Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can t Stop Talking and my favourite of the three.Where Quiet focuses on explaining and justifying our character traits and preferences to extroverts, and Introvert Advantage focuses on helping us introverts to fit better into our extrovert society, this is a big, juicy permission slip for you to celebrate your i [...]

    15. I am a clinical social worker by profession and also an introvert I call myself the anti social social worker because I although I do need a certain amount of people time, I prefer and love to read, think and learn by myself 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 I also related to it because I am a mental health professional and also experienced the feelings of [...]

    16. I just grabbed this off the new book shelf at the library and will have to admit that I didn t read the whole thing But I will say that the author understands us introverts Sample Extrovert How is your day going Introvert taking the question in, thinking Extrovert I have had the craziest day Introvert Yeah distracted from thinking Extrovert Yeah, it all started this morning when continues for five minutes or so.So you re doing well then Introvert Yeah Oh, I gotta get going See ya The author says [...]

    17. I found myself scanning pages rather than reading The author shows understanding of introversion with long explanations and examples If you need validation that you are ok as you are then great read this book.

    18. I enjoy and find it beneficial to myself and others to learn about human behavior I obviously learned a lot about introverts, but also appreciated the tidbits I picked up about extroverts As an introvert myself, I appreciate the practical ideas Helgoe presented They are easily applicable and gives respect to oneself and others I think it is important to know that about 50 percent of us are introverts, but don t realize it because we are conditioned to be extroverts Another key point was that ext [...]

    19. Enjoyable read I was surprised at the data that says the world is about 50 percent introverted Even in America I ve always felt like a minority For example, not very many people I know go to lunch alone at work I imagine it s the social pressure to be with company But I do find solo time in my day is indeed very empowering This book won t change my behavior much, but it does help me feel validated.

    20. 3.5 stars I think this was better than Quiet which I ll bump down to 3 stars Very practical, with self help ideas on how to live your best life as an introvert.

    21. Initial reaction Considering I read this in one sitting shortly after being accepted for the galley, I devoured this book It was a compulsive read and so interesting that I couldn t put it down once I picked it up So many spot on assertions about introversion what it is and what it isn t I definitely appreciated the insight Helgoe had with respect to understanding and building upon the strengths of the introverted mind It left me with a lot of food for thought because I am very much an introvert [...]

    22. I loved this book I always knew I was an introvert but I didn t really know the full meaning of the word and how to take advantage of it I also didn t realize that HALF of people are introverts I ve been looking around a little since I ve read this and I get people a little now I REALLY appreciated the insights of this book and fully intend to read it again to remind myself that it s OK that sometimes, going to a party full of people just sounds exhausting, not fun, and that I NEED to sit arou [...]

    23. Wow this is a life changing read I have always felt at odds with myself and my ability to act accordingly to society s standards, and have especially felt like there was something wrong with my non extroverted preferences And then along came this book and it has given me hope and many reasons to celebrate my true introverted nature This book is full of relatable introvert anecdotes, tips for dealing with extroverts, and plenty of ideas on how to grab one s need for refreshing alone time in healt [...]

    24. It s a rare book that has me highlighting as much as this one did.Not only is it a validation for those of us who relish and need solitude in which to recharge, but it actually celebrates it.In a extroverted society as a whole , it s refreshing to read of other countries and cultures where quiet introversion is the norm And how we, here, shouldn t have to apologize for the fact that we are the way we are.If I had to choose one quote from this book which sums it up nicely, it s this one It is in [...]

    25. I love the honesty and truth of this book and was amazed to discover that introverts are not a minority It was also eye opening to realize just how much negativity we associate with many aspects of introversion Lots of aha moments in this for me and I d highly recommend it to anyone who is an introvert or wants to truly understand them.

    26. Reading this book was like reading my biography I didn t know I was an introvert but I can see now that I am Knowing what that means, how it looks and what it feels like brings a greater understanding of myself and others and how we function or don t together I think I ll be able to live from now on comfortably in my own skin, and with those who are not like me, thanks to this book.

    27. I learned by reading this book that introverts make up over half of the population but we just don t realize it because our society has an extrovert assumption and obsession This book was really cool because I remember all the times I would not want to attend something where there were hoardes of people school dances, parades, graduation ceremonies, etc and everyone would say, You ll regret it if you don t go or Once you get there, you ll have so much fun and that was never the case with me This [...]

    28. I always heard the word introvert growing up, but never thought it had any scientific meaning You just think of a quiet book mouse nerd who lives with their mom, has no friends, and wears big glasses And then, a couple years ago, took the time to really look into what an introvert actually is An introvert is a person who gains energy from being by themselves, and being around others drains it An extrovert gets drained being alone, and needs to go around others to get energized It s a real thing, [...]

    29. An excellent portrayal of what it means to be an introvert in today s world in our country Given that we are about equally divided into the introvert extrovert world, one would wonder why the differences are so important If you are an introvert you have been receiving messages from the beginning of your life that indicate if only you would try harder you too could become an extrovert The book explores early messaging, beliefs, expectations and self image of the introvert and how he she can harne [...]

    30. I grew up in a family of extroverts When that s your baseline, you tend to feel like there may be something wrong with you My ideal weekend is spent at home, alone I would rather spend an evening investigating a haunted hotel than at a party I have trouble thinking on my feet, but later on I can give you a whole list of things I should have said I really don t do well when people show up at my house with no notice House guests drain the life out of me I go home on my lunch break and hang out wit [...]

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