Hello, my name is LaToya and I’m an Introvert!

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Hello, my name is LaToya and I’m an Introvert!

Getting to know the hidden world of Introverts

Introvert Power: Why your inner life is your hidden strength by Helgoe, Laurie
This book, in my opinion, is a first-hand account into the wonderful world of introverts, written by Psychologist and introvert Laurie Helgoe. Helgoe reveals that more than half of all Americans are introverts, but it seems that our culture is mostly geared towards extroverts. Introverts tend to gain power through reflection and solitude. Introvert Power allows anyone reading and mainly the introvert to gain information on ways to claim private space just for them, carve out time to think, deal effectively with parties, interruptions and crowds. In the words of the author “Quiet is MIGHT, Solitude is STRENGTH and Introversion is POWER”!

The Introvert’s Way: Living a quiet life in a noisy world by Dembling, Sophia
The Introvert’s Way helps to shine a light on the introvert in a way that tells them, they are not shy, but rather they appreciate quiet time. They are not antisocial, but instead they enjoy recharging through time alone. Also, they are not unfriendly; but find it more meaningful when engaging in one-on-one connections than large groups. This book honors what makes an introvert so unique while not taking away from the robust and high-energy extrovert.

The Irresistible Introvert: Harness the power of quiet charisma in a loud world by Chung, Michaela 
Michaela Chung is a self-proclaimed “professional” charismatic introvert who believes that you no longer have to forcefully push yourself out into a world that wants to make you an extrovert just to fit in; no need to work against your nature. She gives you tools to magnetize people inward towards the true you and in the process, you can learn to embrace who you really are and discover potential you never knew you had.

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Rae, Issa
Issa Rae recounts her own unique experiences as an awkward black girl in a world that glorifies cool. In her humorous collection of essays on what it’s like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits, she navigates through love, work, friendships, cybersexing in the early days of the internet, deflecting unsolicited comments on gaining weight, navigating the perils of eating alone and public displays of affection. She’s learning to accept herself, natural hair and all!

The Introvert Advantage: How to thrive in an extrovert world by Laney, Marti
Marti Laney’s book talks about the introverts and the extroverts who love them, parenting an introvert, being in the workplace as an introvert, socializing and ways to manage energy along with hundreds of tips to not only survive, but to truly thrive in an extroverted world

The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside our Hidden World  by Granneman, Jenn
The author asks the questions: Is there a hidden part of you? Do you have a vivid inner world of thoughts and emotions that your peers and love ones can’t seem to access? Have you ever been told you’re too “quiet”, “shy”, “boring” or “awkward?" If so, you might be an introvert. She draws from scientific research and in-depth interviews with experts and other introverts and of course her own personal stories. Granneman reveals the clockwork behind the introvert’s mind and why so many people get it wrong initially.

The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary results together by Kahnweiler, Jennifer
History is filled with many examples of successful introvert/extrovert partnerships for example; FDR and Eleanor, Jobs and Woz, Siskel and Ebert, Sandberg and Zuckerberg. Opposites like these examples can make brilliant products and great works of art and can even change history. But great introvert/extrovert partnerships don’t just happen. They demand wise nurturing. Without it, they implode. Bestselling author Jennifer Kahnweiler offers a five-step process that will enable introverts and extroverts to work together harmoniously and achieve more than they ever could on their own. This can be achieved once opposites stop emphasizing their differences and use approaches that focus them both on moving toward results.