The experience of introversion

an integration of phenomenological, empirical, and Jungian approaches

Author: Kenneth Joel Shapiro,Irving E. Alexander

Publisher: Duke Univ Pr


Category: Medical

Page: 180

View: 6783


Learning and Personality

The Experience of Introverted Reflective Learners in a World of Extroverts

Author: William K. Lawrence

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443881481

Category: Introversion

Page: 120

View: 1490


How does an introverted student with a visual or auditory learning preference find success in a classroom built for extroverted kinesthetic learners? While student discussion in the classroom is invaluable, it also presents an issue for many students, not only in how they feel in the class setting, but in how they ultimately learn. Given the emerging understanding of differing personality types and learning preference, it is questionable whether all students are served by socially active methods that mandate students to speak. Learning and Personality documents how introverted and intrapersonal students are being subjected to uncomfortable situations in schools today. This book focuses on the classroom experience of students who have been identified as learning best through reflection and observation. The author uses an American college writing class as the setting to explore the in-depth experience of common first year students. The results of this primary qualitative study reveal a glaring conflict within mainstream educational theory. With more than five years of research and over one hundred references cited from sources that span two centuries, this book calls attention to a mass misunderstanding of introversion, as well as the effects of instructional methods that appeal to only one type of personality.


The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Author: Susan Cain

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307452204

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 6968


The book that started the Quiet Revolution At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

Quiet Power

The Secret Strengths of Introverts

Author: Susan Cain,Gregory Mone,Erica Moroz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101629800

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 7915


The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves. The original book focused on the workplace, and Susan realized that a version for and about kids was also badly needed. This book is all about kids' world—school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. You’ll read about actual kids who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way. You’ll hear Susan Cain’s own story, and you’ll be able to make use of the tips at the end of each chapter. There’s even a guide at the end of the book for parents and teachers. This insightful, accessible, and empowering book, illustrated with amusing comic-style art, will be eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike.

The Quiet Rise of Introverts

8 Practices for Living and Loving in a Noisy World

Author: Brenda Knowles

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633536424

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 1488


Introverts living and loving Many introverts in our world: More and more, people are identifying as introverts. Studies show that at least one-third of the people we encounter in our lives are introverts. Introverts and Relationships: The Quiet Rise of Introverts: 8 Practices for Living and Loving in a Noisy World is a guide to help tenderhearted and introverted individuals grow and nurture their peace, purpose, and relationships. Quiet Rise will help sensitive individuals build personal and social resilience. Author, speaker and life coach Brenda Knowles presents 8 unique practices to help readers learn that they are not alone or flawed in their sensitivity and introversion and that they are capable of creating and maintaining secure, loving relationships. Certified as a Myers-Briggs practitioner, she has been writing and guiding introverts for six years on space2live and has been trained in family mediation. Incorporating the 8 Practices of The Quiet Rise of Introverts into your life yields: A calmer sense of self A deeper understanding of mental and physical self-care An understanding of the purpose of conflict Growth in relationship responsiveness The secrets to healing every day

The Introvert Advantage

How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World

Author: Marti Olsen Laney

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761148353

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 4318


At least one out of four people prefers to avoid the limelight, tends to listen more than they speak, feels alone in large groups, and requires lots of private time to restore their energy. They're introverts, and here is the book to help them boost their confidence while learning strategies for successfully living in an extrovert world. After dispelling common myths about introverts-they're not necessarily shy, aloof, or antisocial--The Introvert Advantage explains the real issues. Introverts are hardwired from birth to focus inward, so outside stimulation-chitchat, phone calls, parties, office meetings-can easily become "too much." The Introvert Advantage dispels introverts' belief that something is wrong with them and instead helps them recognize their inner strengths-their analytical skills, ability to think outside the box, and strong powers of concentration. It helps readers understand introversion and shows them how to determine where they fall on the introvert/extrovert continuum. It provides tools to improve relationships with partners, kids, colleagues, and friends, offering dozens of tips, including 10 ways to talk less and communicate more, 8 ways to showcase your abilities at work, how to take a child's temperament temperature, and strategies for socializing. Finally, it shows how to not just survive, but thrive-how to take advantage of the introvert's special qualities to create a life that's just right for the introvert temperament, to discover new ways to expand their energy reserves, and even how, when necessary, to confidently become a temporary extrovert.

The Secret Lives of Introverts

Inside Our Hidden World

Author: Jenn Granneman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510721037

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 518


An introvert guide and manifesto for all the quiet ones—and the people who love them. Is there a hidden part of you that no one else sees? Do you have a vivid inner world of thoughts and emotions that your peers and loved ones can’t seem to access? Have you ever been told you’re too “quiet,” “shy,” “boring,” or “awkward”? Are your habits and comfort zones questioned by a society that doesn’t seem to get the real you? If so, you might be an introvert. On behalf of those who have long been misunderstood, rejected, or ignored, fellow introvert Jenn Granneman writes a compassionate vindication—exploring, discovering, and celebrating the secret inner world of introverts that, only until recently, has begun to peek out and emerge into the larger social narrative. Drawing from scientific research, in-depth interviews with experts and other introverts, and her personal story, Granneman reveals the clockwork behind the introvert’s mind—and why so many people get it wrong initially. Whether you are a bona fide introvert, an extrovert anxious to learn how we tick, or a curious ambivert, these revelations will answer the questions you’ve always had: • What’s going on when introverts go quiet? • What do introvert lovers need to flourish in a relationship? • How can introverts find their own brand of fulfillment in the workplace? • Do introverts really have a lot to say—and how do we draw it out? • How can introverts mine their rich inner worlds of creativity and insight? • Why might introverts party on a Friday night but stay home alone all Saturday? • How can introverts speak out to defend their needs? With other myths debunked and truths revealed, The Secret Lives of Introverts is an empowering manifesto that guides you toward owning your introversion by working with your nature, rather than against it, in a world where you deserve to be heard.

Confessions of an Introvert

The Shy Girl's Guide to Career, Networking and Getting the Most Out of Life

Author: Meghan Wier

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1572489928

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8967


"Funny and insightful, Meghan has written a true resource for any introvert seeking to break out of their shell and step into the spotlight." Dr. Ivan Misner, founder and CEO of Business Network International Are you an introvert who wants to succeed in the business world? Do you: Avoid unnecessary social interaction? Keep to yourself or to your small group of friends? Seek out time alone? Confessions of an Introvert offers you practical advice, interspersed with real-life stories, that will help you overcome your shyness and find ways to have a satisfying future in the corporate world. Packed with valuable insights and personal anecdotes, Confessions of an Introvert will teach you: Why business networking is the key to professional growth and how even the shyest person can learn how to network That a little self-promotion goes a long way in showing others how good a businessperson you are How to communicate with people in a way that is comfortable to you but still gets the results you need That being an introvert is just a part of who you are and not a serious roadblock to your success Confessions of an Introvert is a must-read for any introvert seeking to excel in business and get the most out of life. Meghan Wier is known for melding her professional style, keen business sense, and desire to share her work and life experiences with others. An introvert/forced-extrovert, her relationship-building savvy and strong marketing skills have made her a recognized expert in building through networking. Ms. Wier is an influential authority on business networking and marketing. From ForeWord Magazine (12/10/08): Networking is a big buzzword these days. People are joining networking Web sites and networking groups in the hopes of improving their career or social status, or simply expanding their social circle. Confessions of an Introvert: The Shy Girl's Guide to Career, Networking, and Getting the Most of Out Life helps women for whom networking and self-promotion don't come naturally. "[E]xtroverts gain energy from other people and introverts feel like they just get the energy sucked out of them by other people," author Meghan Wier writes. She is an expert on marketing and networking, and a self-proclaimed introvert. Wier insists that introverts can become charismatic speakers and great leaders. She helps readers along the way with sections on identifying sources of anxiety, building confidence in tough situations, becoming an expert in one's field, and organization. In order to make public speaking easier, she recommends that readers write down everything they dislike about speaking and why, then come up with actions that will offset each item.

The Awakened Introvert

Practical Mindfulness Skills to Help You Maximize Your Strengths and Thrive in a Loud and Crazy World

Author: Arnie Kozak

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626251622

Category: Self-Help

Page: 216

View: 9717


Introverts are powerful observers and creators. If you are an introvert, this book will show you how to tap into your inherent introvert strengths and “awaken” your potential using mindfulness meditations and cognitive behavioral techniques. In a world that favors the outgoing, gregarious extrovert, being an introvert can be difficult. But the truth is that introverts have distinct advantages—as long as they know how to use them. Unlike extroverts, who draw their energy from social interaction, your energy comes from quiet reflection. Is it any wonder then, that mindfulness can help you hone your natural talents? In The Awakened Introvert, mindfulness expert and card-carrying introvert Arnie Kozak provides a comprehensive set of mindfulness and cognitive behavioral tools to help you maximize your introvert strengths (such as rich access to your interior) while minimizing your introvert weaknesses (such as a tendency toward worry and rumination). In the book, you’ll learn powerful strategies to help you monitor your energy; recharge after social interactions; improve social and communication skills; and take advantage of your capacity for quiet reflection, and sweet, sweet solitude. If you’re looking to unlock the full potential of your unique introvert brain, this book provides a fun, practical, and authentic “user’s manual.”

I Am an Introvert

The Power of Introverts and Introverted Leadership

Author: Joshua Moore

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548042288


Page: 114

View: 8521


Are you an Introvert? If so, what type? Discover Introverts� personality traits and types, learn how to manage stress and anxiety and balance your emotional sensitivity! This book explores the true meaning of introversion, shatters stereotypes and myths perpetuated by an extrovert-centric society and offers practical implementation techniques and advice for personal and professional growth, including leadership roles for the enlightened, empowered individual that lives within all introverts. With this practical implementation guide you will also explore specific types of introversion, jobs which suite different types of Introverts, the introvert advantages and introverted leadership in personal life and at work. Here are just some of the topics that are covered: * What Type of Introvert are You? * Gifts of Being Introverted * Vulnerabilities Associated with Being Introverted * Taking the Fear Factor out of Introversion * Dealing With Strangers, Making Friends and Forging Alliances * Conflict Resolution for Introverts * Understanding How Various Disruptions Affect Introverts * Self-Protection for Introverts at Work and at Home * Personal and Professional Growth Through the Lens of the Introvert * The Balanced Introvert * The Enlightened Introvert * Empowered Introverted Leadership * What Makes a Successful Introverted Leader? * Jobs and Careers Specifically Chosen for Introverts Get ready to experience the authenticity, freedom and power of introversion and buy this book today!

The Year of the Introvert

A Journal of Daily Inspiration for the Inwardly Inclined

Author: Michaela Chung

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510732462

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

View: 1254


365 quotes, insights, and journaling prompts for the blossoming introvert. The Year of the Introvert is a seasonal daybook and journal that takes introverts on a true adventure in introspection and self-care, 365 days of the year. With each page of daily insight, Michaela Chung provides an interactive roadmap for introverts who wish to embrace who they are and live a fulfilling—and powerful!—life on their own quiet terms. Within these pages, you’ll discover quotes, prompts, and inspirational essays to propel you toward greater self-awareness, and self-love. Along the way, you’ll receive daily morsels of wisdom to strengthen your relationships, develop authentic confidence, survive the holidays, and truly blossom in your own introverted way. Ask introspective questions to awaken your inner adventurer Get tips on how to love your introversion and yourself Learn how to cut through small talk and truly connect Be quietly magnetic in your romantic relationships Build cozy living spaces that will replenish your energy And more! The Year of The Introvert is the ideal introvert’s companion for navigating the challenges and joys of being an introvert in an extrovert’s world. Reflect on your quiet strengths, water your natural wellspring of creativity, and take ownership of your “innie” life!

Text, Don't Call

An Illustrated Guide to the Introverted Life

Author: Aaron Caycedo-Kimura

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704598

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 3558


An illustrated guide to the challenges and pleasures of the introverted life Introversion is "in." But there are still many misconceptions about introverts in the world. They're shy. Anti-social. They don't want to have close relationships. They're all cat people. They don't like big parties (okay, that last one might be true). INFJoe, the cartoon persona of artist and introvert Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, is here to set the record straight. Filled with charming comic book style illustrations, this book provides invaluable insights into the introverted life with plenty of humor and wit. Full of moments that will make introverts say, "That's so me!" as well as helpful tips on surviving at parties and in the workplace, Text, Don't Call is the perfect gift for your quiet friends, or the extroverted ones who could use some help to better understand the introverts in their lives.

The Introvert Advantage

How to Thrive in an Extrovert World

Author: Marti Olsen Laney

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780761125891

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 330

View: 8625


Describes how introverts can work with their temperament to live a fullfilling life and thrive in an extrovert world, covering such topics as relationships, parenting, socializing, and coping in the workplace.

Introverts in the Church

Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture

Author: Scot McKnight

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830889272

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 6198


Adam McHugh shows how introverts can live and minister in ways consistent with their personalities. With practical illustrations from church and parachurch contexts, McHugh explains how introverts and extroverts process information and approach relationships differently and how introverts can practice Christian spirituality in ways that fit who they are.

Introverts in Love

The Quiet Way to Happily Ever After

Author: Sophia Dembling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698159241

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 374


From the author of The Introvert’s Way, a friendly and accessible guide to dating and relationships for introverts. Love is tricky for everyone--and different personality types can face their own unique problems. Now the author of The Introvert’s Way offers a guide to romance that takes you through the frequently outgoing world of dating, courting, and relationships, helping you navigate issues that are particular to introverts, from making conversation at parties to the challenges of dating an extrovert.

The Introverted Leader (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Jennifer B. Kahnweiler


ISBN: 145875300X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 8850


Offers a straightforward four-step process for succeeding in the extroverted business world; Includes a unique Introverted Leader Quiz to help you get started; Filled with inspiring personal stories In our outgoing, type A business culture, introverts can feel excluded, overlooked, or misunderstood, their reticence mistaken for reluctance, arrogance, or even lack of intelligence. But Jennifer Kahnweiler shows that not only can introversion be managed, it can even be a source of strength. Ask Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, two of the leaders she cites as shy introspectives who have developed ways to thrive in a challenging environment. It is estimated that as many as 40 per cent of executives are introverted to at least some extent. Based on conversations with over 100 of these men and women, Kahnweiler lays out a progressive four-step strategy for succeeding in an extroverted world. First, preparation: carefully devise a game plan for any potentially anxiety-producing situation. Then presence: knowing that you're prepared, be completely focused on the present moment or activity. Next, push: with a firm foundation of preparation and presence, go beyond your comfort zone. And finally, practice, practice, practice. After a revealing Introverted Leader Quiz to help you deepen your understanding of where focused improvement will produce maximum results, Kahnweiler shows exactly how to apply the four P's approach in six areas that are particularly difficult for introverts, such as public speaking, heading up projects, participating in meetings, and more. The goal, she emphasizes, is not personality change - you work with who you are, not against it. In fact, she shows that introversion can actually be a plus in areas like listening skills and written communication. But as a result of reading this book, leaders and aspiring leaders who find it intimidating to be around people will learn to embrace the experience, rather than see it as something to be avoided or endured, and as a result advance their careers and contribute more fully to their organizations.

The Irresistible Introvert

Harness the Power of Quiet Charisma in a Loud World

Author: Michaela Chung

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510704795

Category: Self-Help

Page: 216

View: 6147


Learn the tools to shed your mask of extroversion, develop your own magnetism, and reveal the true you. One third to one half of Americans are introverts in a culture that celebrates—even enforces—an ideal of extroversion and a cult of personality. Political leaders are charismatic, celebrities bask in the spotlight, and authority figures are assertive. It is no surprise that a “quiet revolution” has begun to emerge among the “invisible” half of the population, asserting that they are just as powerful in their own unique ways. The Irresistible Introvert embodies the spirit of this revival and breaks down the myth that charisma is reserved for extroverts only. This mini manifesto shows introverts how to master the art of quiet magnetism in a noisy world—no gregariousness required! Within these pages, you’ll discover how to shed the mask of extroversion and reveal a more compelling (and authentic) you. You’ll also learn how to: • Master the inner game of intrigue • Manage your energy for optimal engagement • Create an emotional ecosystem for charisma • Establish introverted intimacy • Cultivate communication skills for quiet types As a “professional” charismatic introvert, author Michaela Chung demonstrates that you no longer have to forcefully push yourself outward into the world against your nature, but can rather magnetize people inward toward the true you. In the process, you’ll learn to embrace your “innie life” and discover potential you never knew you had.

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

An Introvert's Story

Author: Debbie Tung

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 144948879X

Category: Humor

Page: 184

View: 9773


This illustrated gift book of short comics illuminates author Debbie Tung's experience as an introvert in an extrovert’s world. Presented in a loose narrative style that can be read front to back or dipped into at one’s leisure, the book spans three years of Debbie's life, from the end of college to the present day. In these early years of adulthood, Debbie slowly but finally discovers there is a name for her lifelong need to be alone: she’s an introvert. The first half of the book traces Debbie’s final year in college: socializing with peers, dating, falling in love (with an extrovert!), moving in, getting married, meeting new people, and simply trying to fit in. The second half looks at her life after graduation: finding a job, learning to live with her new husband, trying to understand social obligations when it comes to the in-laws, and navigating office life. Ultimately, Quiet Girl sends a positive, pro-introvert message: our heroine learns to embrace her introversion and finds ways to thrive in the world while fulfilling her need for quiet.


The Friendly Takeover

Author: Linus Jonkman

Publisher: National Library of Sweden

ISBN: 9789198327618


Page: 290

View: 7352


Do you think before you speak, or speak before you think? Does it make you uncomfortable when sales clerks approach you, or is that just another reason why you enjoy shopping? Do you do your most creative work alone or in groups? These days, "outgoing and flexible" seem to be the most in-demand characteristics in the labor market. Social skills have come to be valued more than professional expertise, and the squeaky wheel tends to get the grease. We live in an age when reserved, thoughtful, and quiet characteristics have come to be classified as mental disorders, and introversion is often mistaken for shyness, arrogance, or antisocial behavior. However, these stereotypes stray far from the truth. Whether a particular person is an introvert or an extravert is a biologically hardwired aspect of his or her personality. Scientists have known of and studied this fact for more than a century, and new discoveries are still made in this field every day. Linus Jonkman takes his readers on a fascinating journey through the world of an introvert. He relates his own experiences of being an introvert as well as those of other people, and explains the differences and similarities between extraverts and introverts. Much of the friction we experience in our professional and private lives is caused by conflicts between these two basic orientations. Recently, our understanding of introversion has improved vastly, but we're still waiting to see job listings specifically seeking people with introverted traits. In a world that keeps moving faster and faster, and where the noise get louder each passing day, introversion can actually be an advantage, and a blessing to those who possess it. ..". liberating ... Through personal anecdotes and barbed humor, Jonkman reveals the psychology of introverts, and shows us how they are often misunderstood by extraverts." Svenska Dagbladet