Fabulously Introverted

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Fabulously Introverted

Life at a slower pace

Recent psychological studies indicate that almost one half of the population is composed of persons who consider themselves to be introverts. Until recently, knowledge on introversion was limited, but in the past few years, an increasing number of titles on the subject of introversion have been published. Here are some resources to help you discover more about yourself, someone you know or both.

Quiet by Susan Cain
Quiet is a critically acclaimed bestseller penned by a Harvard Law School professor. This remarkable book explores the possible origins of introversion, how to thrive as an introvert in the work environment and parenting an introverted child.  

The Introvert's Way by Sophia Dembling
This book focuses on the special attributes that introverts possess and extroverts lack, highlighting the importance of qualities such as listening and observing. She describes how silence is often a prelude to creativity and argues that watching is often wiser than interacting.   

The Irresistable Introvert by Michaela Cheung
Cheung explains how introverts can shed their extrovert masks to become authentic and more effective.  She educates her fellow introverts on how to effectively use their innate strengths while making slight behavioral adjustments to achieve self-esteem and earn respect from others. On a mission to combat a perceived social "bias toward extroversion" where gregariousness is rewarded and the more withdrawn are unappreciated or ostracized, Chung celebrates the introvert's natural magnetism, loyalty, intuition and empathy.

The Genius of Opposites by Jennifer Kahnweiler
In this book, the author provides recommendations for collaboration between introverts and extroverts.  She provides a five-step process that helps introverts and extroverts understand each other's cultures, use their inevitable conflicts to spur creativity, find the right roles within their partnership, enjoy each other's company and adapt and adjust their roles when working with clients.

The Introverted Entrepreneur by Beth Buelow
Buelow offers suggestions introverts may find helpful when launching a business or working in the business environment. The strengths and traits of the typical introvert lend themselves well to entrepreneurship and a range of business roles. In The Introverted Entrepreneur, the author shows readers how to harness their natural gifts (including curiosity, independence and a love of research) and counteract their challenges (such as an aversion to networking and self-promotion).