Do yourself the favor and read / listen to this. As an introvert this book empowered me in a way I could never have before imagined. And as an expecting father I feel ready to nurture my child whatever his temperament. Thank you for this gift.
Just goes to show this world is made of all kinds of personalities each of which has great value. I also note that each person I know can express personality traits differently as they grow. Those last comments sum up the importance of taking these principles to heart and loving each one for who and what they are.
This is a great book. As an introvert, I felt as if the author was executing a spoken portrait of my psyche and behavior. The performance was also great. I have read some reviews in which some complain about the so-called "boring" tone of the narrator. Not true, in my opinion. I'm not sure what they were expecting. There is no need to dramatize this content... This was a remarkable experience.
Listening to this book was amazing. I was able to truly understand the mind of an introvert from many perspectives. The examples of how to apply this to work, life, parenting and relationships feels to be right on target. Plus the irony of listening to a book written by an introvert feels as if I have had a 10 hour conversation with someone that doesn't like to talk. Excellent book!!!!
I thought I knew everything there was to know about introverts. Decades ago I self identified myself as being a non shy introvert , sought information about them and pardoned myself and my heavily introverted family for thriving in our close but isolated world. What I did not understand was the physiology and more importantly the value and power of introverts. This was indeed intriguing and has given me some useful tools to go forward with. There were parts of this book where I found myself feeling emotional, almost teary and yet freed with permission to be how I am physiologically designed. If you are an extrovert you will also gain some useful insight because most likely if you are successful, you have an introvert in close proximity to you. You may learn the values we have in each other's lives as introverts need extroverts in their lives too.
This book was life transformative for me! And I'm a quintessential extrovert! But I graced with the pleasure of raising an introverted daughter who is introspective, cooperative, a deep thinker and very much a leader. She is in her freshman year of college and I wish she would have finished this book with me this summer....but even more I wish this book had existed 10 years ago when I was always coaxing her brilliance onto center stage! Some motherly instinct took over around the teenage years and I learned to encourage yet shield her from the other wolves and she blossomed and lead her junior & senior year classes. Was admired and the glue in her 'squad' (friend group) and although she's having to do it all over again in a very competitive college arena... I know from her tweets that she's establishing herself!
A tweet from her:
Me: internally overthinking every aspect of my life.
Someone: wow girl ur so chill!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for this book from this extrovert and from the introverts in my life whom you've validated their existence!