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The Introvert Advantage Audiobook

The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World

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Publisher's Summary

Some people - a sizeable minority - prefer to avoid the limelight, tend to listen more than they speak, feel alone in large groups, and require lots of private time to restore their energy. Often they feel different, not right, less than. But as Marti Olsen Laney proves, that is far from the truth.

The Introvert Advantage dispels common myths about introverts - they’re not necessarily shy, aloof, or antisocial - and explains how they are hardwired from birth to focus inward, so outside stimulation such as chitchat, phone calls, parties, or office meetings can easily become "too much". Most importantly, it thoroughly refutes many introverts’ belief that something is wrong with them. Instead, it helps them recognize their inner strengths - their analytical skills, ability to think outside the box, and strong powers of concentration. It provides tools to improve relationships with partners, kids, colleagues, and friends, while offering dozens of tips, including eight ways to showcase their abilities at work and strategies for socializing. In short, The Introvert Advantage shows introverts how to take advantage of their special qualities not only to survive in an extrovert-oriented world, but to thrive.

©2002 Marti Olsen Laney (P)2013 HighBridge Company

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    Patti W. U.P.Michigan 04-26-16
    Patti W. U.P.Michigan 04-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "At last!"

    At last an insightful consideration of why I have felt so out of sync with the rest of the people around me. Great suggestions on how to work on fitting in with people.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Erin Charleston, SC, United States 11-06-14
    Erin Charleston, SC, United States 11-06-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Depressing as hell"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    As an introvert, I found this book extremely depressing. It sent the message that extroverts are normal, fun party animals who want to be around people all the time and introverts are weird, sloth-like people who only go outside if forced.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would like less information on how special and delicate I am as an introvert and more information on how to get over my introverted tendencies.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    chuck kettering, OH, United States 01-31-14
    chuck kettering, OH, United States 01-31-14
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    "Still wondering what the advantage is"

    This book left me stressed out and frustrated. At no point did I feel convinced there was any advantage to being an introvert. And most of her advice for dealing with workplace issues would leave my coworkers thinking I was utterly insane. Very disappointed.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tony LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 12-17-13
    Tony LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 12-17-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Too subjective and unfocused"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I bought this to try to understand introverts better. It started out good citing studies and giving some good general information. Later chapters were unfocused and very boring. She even gets into how an introvert should approach dating. The last half of the book was too subjective to hold my interest.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Marti Olsen Laney, PsyD again?

    Probably not.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narration was fine


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Introvert Advantage?

    Drop the last half to two thirds of the book and it would be a great book.


    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jerker SUNDBYBERG, Sweden 08-22-13
    Jerker SUNDBYBERG, Sweden 08-22-13
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    "Good introduction, but..."

    The idea of introvert and extrovert personalities wasn't new to me, but in the scientific tradition I've been schooled that idea have little or no importance. So I've never really thought about it. This book made me do that. It's not very well written, some of the chapters are actually boring and gave me nothing. But on the whole the book gave me a new perspective on what I already known, some new ways to handle my own life. And that is worth much.

    The narration is okay. No more. No less. A book of this kind needs that. So I am glad I listened to it.

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    F. F. F. Brockport, NY, United States 09-21-16
    F. F. F. Brockport, NY, United States 09-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Valuable Nuggets for Introverts like me"

    Nicely No. Maybe. Let me think about it. Let me sleep on it. Practicing Yes. Send other family members to events. Or try saying No. I'm not sure yet. So thankful I'm not the only one with mixed feelings.

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    Jonathan 09-17-16
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    "Too Much Information"

    Didn't need to hear all that. The author is thorough and explains personalities well. Well thought out and organized.

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    tmfnyc 09-10-16
    tmfnyc 09-10-16
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    "Thank goodness--I understand myself better than years with shrinks"

    Now I understand myself better than years in therapy--no kidding! This book explained why I always felt odd. Well it could help another 30% of the population.

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    Joel Langenfeld 09-08-16 Member Since 2005
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    "Pthththttt!"

    I was unaware that my introversion was cause for shame and therapy until I started listening to this book. How I ever reached my 50th birthday without throwing myself off a bridge is a complete mystery. Evidently I was ticking timebomb and didn't even realize it. I returned the book before the author convinced me to curl up in the fetal position and refuse food and water.

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    Gregory 06-23-16
    Gregory 06-23-16 Member Since 2013

    interested in medicine, fitness, and economics.

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    "Too long and way too repetitive"

    While I enjoyed the introvert/extrovert tests towards the beginning of the book and the section about introverted kids, I thought the rest of the book was a waste of time. The author kept repeating herself. Moreover, the author made introverts appear frail although this was the exact opposite of her intention.

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