Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength
As a lifelong extrovert, I was amazed at how much I learned from this book. I was drawn to it in an effort to "help" a friend of mine. Once I got into it, though, I realized that I was the one who needed to hear the message. I have come away with such a great respect for introverts. In fact, I think they've got it all over us extroverts. We seek our "juice" from external sources, and they nourish themselves from within. It's a shame our society tends to pass judgment and thinks that introverts need to be drawn out of their shells. We've got it all wrong. They're self nourishing -- they just need to have quiet time in order to rejuvenate and "charge their batteries." They don't need external influences. Hmmmmm ... great food for thought.
Laurie Helgoe definitely hits the nail on the head. She validates the natural attributes of introverts --and helps us extroverts to see the light. I'm referring this book to everyone I know -- on both sides of the fence. Thanks, Dr. Helgoe, for enlightening all of us!