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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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    G. M. Clark East Stroudsburg, PA 11-13-17
    G. M. Clark East Stroudsburg, PA 11-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "This book can help extroverrs, too."

    This book helped me undertsand how to take care of myself and relate in an extroverted world. As I listened, I would fin myself agreeing with what was being said. I realized it's ok to say no and take a few moments for solitude to recharge my soul. This book is an excellent read for extroverts. It can help understand how to relate to those who are introverted. Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry

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    Josh 09-27-17
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    "A great book!"

    Loved it, a wonderful intriguing read for personal insight. This book helped me in several ways for a more comfortable life as an introvert.

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    DrMike54 Florida, USA 09-22-17
    DrMike54 Florida, USA 09-22-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Not worth your time"

    Too simplistic. States the obvious. Almost insults your intelligence with the simplicity of its assertions and advice.

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    Gui Ambros 08-31-17
    Gui Ambros 08-31-17
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    "Long and repetitive for the topic"

    While there are some interesting insights for either introverts or parents of introverts, the entire book progresses very slowly, with the same topics and examples coming over and over again.

    The overall tone (of the story, not the narrator) sounds formulaic, full of "what to do/not to do". That gets annoying pretty quickly.

    The narrator is good though.

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    Angela 08-10-17
    Angela 08-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Worth your time"

    Some of the authors examples are a bit simplistic. However overall I found this to be an excellent overview of the challenges that introverts face in today's world. It's a long book, but stay with it until the end. There are nuggets of gold in every chapter.

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    "I discovered a lot of things about myself"

    I have never actually thought about all these truths about introverts.
    a really good book

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    Lora S. 07-03-17
    Lora S. 07-03-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Good overview of what it means to be an introvert"

    The Introvert Advantage is a good overview of what it means to be an introvert (it isn’t exactly what I would have thought), and what it doesn’t mean. According to the author, the difference between introverts and extroverts has more to do with how you get your mental and spiritual energy than with how social you are. Although how you get your energy seriously affects how social you are likely to be.

    If you are energized by quiet activities alone or with one other person at a time, you are likely to be an introvert. If you are energized by interacting with lots of people, going lots of places, and having almost non-stop new experiences, you may be an extrovert. The book also points out that there is a continuum of introversion/extroversion and that people may be anything from extreme introverts to moderately introverted or moderately extroverted to extreme extroverts.

    There are more extroverts than introverts, so many introverts feel that there is something wrong with them or that they are somehow inferior or less than. The author points out that this is actually not the case; just because people are different does not mean that they are less valuable.

    The book also points out some of the potential problems that may come up when introverts and extroverts have to interact with each other (in families, at work, etc.) and suggests some strategies that can be used to make these interactions work out better.

    Good narration.

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    Trevor 07-01-17
    Trevor 07-01-17
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    "It's okay being me"

    It was enlightening and informative. With some very good information on how to function better and understand why I feel and deal with situations in a certain way.

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    Sarah 06-23-17
    Sarah 06-23-17
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    "There is nothing wrong with me :)"
    Would you listen to The Introvert Advantage again? Why?

    Absolutely. I love this book. My entire life, I was told by friends and family that I was stubborn or odd for my introvert characteristics. Learning my personality falls in line with the introverted personality has been eye opening.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Introvert Advantage?

    Learning that needing the time to think and reflect on information does not mean I am a slow thinking. It solidified my personal view, that I need to think more deeply before gathering my thoughts and forming a conclusion or argument.


    Have you listened to any of Tamara Marston’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I have not. This is was the first book I have listened to her narration on.
    I did enjoy her performance, so I will be looking for more of her performances.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but my desire to stop and start the book has nothing to do with the recording or book itself. I took the time to think about and process each chapter before moving on to the next.


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    Des 05-23-17
    Des 05-23-17
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    "awesome...."

    very thought provoking...a second read is in order. Clear and concise...narration very good.
    Thanks for sharing

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