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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 25 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: August 7, 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DN7GN5S
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The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World Audible – Unabridged
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The book left me feeling like I have major short comings as an introvert and I just need to accept the fact that I'm at a disadvantage.
For one third of the price I thought it would have been worth the purchase.
One of the most interesting facts I immediately picked up in this book is that 75% of people are extroverts which means only 25% are introverts. It makes sense then why so many of our daily activities are more extrovert-centered and why introverts may think something is wrong with them. The truth is, there is nothing wrong with introverts. This book helps to explain that the brains of introverts and extroverts are different and thus, we process everything at different speeds and different ways. While I was reading this book, I could picture some of my friends and family who fit the personality traits of those mentioned in the book and it made it easier for me to understand the information presented.
I like how the book is organized, even though at times some of the information seemed a bit daunting. The book is organized in three parts and within those three parts are a total of ten chapters. The book starts about by defining the ways in which introverts differ from extroverts then goes on to discuss ways in which we can thrive in the "outie" (extrovert) world but at the same time still be ourselves. There are sections for handling relationships, parenting, friendships, and jobs which I found helpful since I can go back and read a section that I feel is particularly useful to me. I enjoyed the author's occasional humor inserted into the book which added a little bit of zest for me. In the beginning the author states that you can read the book cover to cover or skip around and read whichever sections sound appealing. I chose to read the entire book and, because I am used to reading fiction novels from cover to cover, I didn't anticipate just how much information I would be taking in all at once with more of a self-help type of book. It probably would have been more beneficial to me to read a chapter here and there so I could have more time to process all of the interesting information. I will most likely just go back and reread the sections I want to review.
Overall, I found this book to be a good resource so I can understand more about myself and how I can tweak certain things I do in order to still enjoy social activities and thrive out in the world without having to exhaust my energy constantly. This book would be a good read for any introvert wanting to learn more about their personality as well as extroverts who want to understand how introverts work. It certainly helped me to understand personalities a bit more and how I can interact with extroverts and still enjoy my own activities. I'm proud to be an introvert!
I have always been a reserved personality. When I was a kid I was downright shy. As an adolescent I started emerging from my shell but as I entered adulthood I never materialized into the extroverted wonder I hoped to become.
Not until my senior year of college did I start understanding my personal balance of introversion and extroversion. After years of graduate school, several years of work, and reading numerous articles and books did I finally feel like I was effectively using my introverted self.
I read Quiet by Susan Cain about a year ago and I was blown away by her insights into the introverted way. I picked up The Introverted Advantage in hopes of finding more information about myself. Though a decent book written by a well-respected professional, The Introverted Advantage cannot compare with Susan Cain’s work.
After reading Quiet, I felt empowered and ready to take on the world. After reading The Introverted Advantage I felt like I had a disease and had just read a manual on how to cope. The title of the book is misleading. Dr. Laney does not really present introversion as an advantage. The subtitle should have been “How to Survive in an Extroverted World” since most of her thoughts concern how to respond to the social world and not how to take benefit from it.
Nonetheless, I think this book describes introversion very well and she does a thorough job providing tips to introverts. I definitely recommend this book if someone is looking for very practical tips of life.
So, I started reading to figure out the source of the conflict. This book offered a lot of help in figuring out why I had issues with so many work colleagues and why I found work to be so frustrating. And I seemed underappreciated and my work undervalued. This book helped me understand why. I was an introvert in an extrovert workplace.
This book contains a lot of useful information to help introverts cope with an extroverted world. Is it the complete answer? No. Does it have flaws? Sure it does. But it's a useful introduction to the introvert's world. Fellow introverts should also read Quiet by Susan Cain and maybe even do a Myers-Briggs assessment. Good luck coping with our extroverted world.