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Publisher's Summary

Learn the tools to shed your mask of extroversion, develop your own magnetism, and reveal the true you.

One third to one half of Americans are introverts in a culture that celebrates - even enforces - an ideal of extroversion and a cult of personality. Political leaders are charismatic, celebrities bask in the spotlight, and authority figures are assertive. It is no surprise that a quiet revolution has begun to emerge among the invisible half of the population, asserting that they are just as powerful in their own unique ways.

The Irresistible Introvert embodies the spirit of this revival and breaks down the myth that charisma is reserved for extroverts only. This mini manifesto shows introverts how to master the art of quiet magnetism in a noisy world - no gregariousness required! Within this audio, you'll discover how to shed the mask of extroversion and reveal a more compelling (and authentic) you. You'll also learn how to:

  • Master the inner game of intrigue
  • Manage your energy for optimal engagement
  • Create an emotional ecosystem for charisma
  • Establish introverted intimacy
  • Cultivate communication skills for quiet types

As a professional charismatic introvert, author Michaela Chung demonstrates that you no longer have to forcefully push yourself outward into the world against your nature but can rather magnetize people inward toward the true you. In the process you'll learn to embrace your "innie life" and discover potential you never knew you had.

©2016 Michaela Chung (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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The Limits of Personal Knowledge

I have stopped listening at the point where personal narrative turns to analysis. As an introvert myself, what was initially presented rang true. Unfortunately I have a great deal of knowledge about cognitive psychology, and the author's analysis is oversimplified or simply wrong. She is a skilled writer, but there is no indication of academic training to validate what is being written about how the mind works.

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Has its moments but also some misses

This book starts off great: it helps you recognize introversion in yourself or others and it offers a lot of anekdotal evidence and examples. I smiled through the first few hours a lot because it was very relatable. Had the book ended there, I would have probably given it 4 or 5 stars. However, about 75% of the book is what I would call a self-help book: how to converse with people, how buddhist and/or hindu principles can help you through life, how to take care of yourself emotionally en energy-wise, and so on.

So if you are the kind of person (introvert or extravert) who is indeed extremely socially awkward, who has never had a normal or satisfying conversation in their life, who does not know what to do or say on a date, who has no idea how to take care of their energy levels and, not unimportant, is very interested in buddhist or hindu philosophy when it comes to meditation, mindfulness, what a temple is, etc., then this is the book for you.

I am an introvert, but as this book may be viewed as a beginner's guide to introversion and I am no longer a beginner, it is not for me. Also, I'm a christian and the fairly large helping of non-christian spirituality was irksome, since this book was not advertized as such.

The narration took a little getting used to as it was a bit slow and sometimes the tone was bordering on snark or even condescension, which I suppose was the narrator's interpretation of the text. I would have given it 3 stars, however I decided to listen to the author on Youtube and found that it is almost exactly as she herself talks. So I guess the narration was pretty well done after all.

Personally, I found Susan Cain's book Quiet, the Power of Introverts, far more helpful and would recommend you spend your credit on that. All the more so since Cain had her book out three years before Chung's, which meant that many things I heard in this book were more a rehash for me than new.

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must read

the contents are arranged in a very reasonable logical way. the book is practical yet enjoyable.

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waste of time and money

the book tries to convince you extrovert are evil. introverts are smarter. the content is heavy. it does not help.

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great new insights into introversion

I have read many books on introversion and MBTI theory as a counseling student and this book was informative. The author blends her experience with her theories of introversion that are insightful. You'll keep saying "yes! That's me!" When listening :) I wish the narrator was a little more enthusiastic

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Can’t believe this was free

I stumbled on this in the included section of Audible plus. This is the second book that I’ve read from that section that I can’t believe is included. This is a great book for introverts to feel validated and get some advice, but it’s also a great book for Extroverts to understand introverts. Both should read it. Best book I’ve found for doing both.

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this book made me feel more accepted and less alon

being an introvert in an extroverted environment is nearly impossible. I have to deflect several attacks on my little bubble every day!

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Nope

As someone with a masters degree in clinical mental health counseling, many points are missed or oversimplified to be helpful. There's also a high degree of privilege being demonstrated with her taking a year yo travel the world to find herself. I understand it's only for her personal journey but every time it was mentioned was disvaluing.

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The book felt condescending and at times the narrator was reading it to a child, or at least thats how they made it sound by the inflection in their voice.

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Incredibly validating

I resonated with almost everything in this book and I am very grateful for that. I'm an introvert who has been vilified my whole life for being different. this book was very validating and I truly appreciate it.

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  • Mr Clarke
  • 01-21-20

Juvenile, shallow, cringy, I had to give up...

I don't know what age the author wrote this, but its like its written by a annoying gap year student. Thinks they know how the whole world works because they once went on a long holiday, but in reality they seem to have zero life experience or genuine understanding of introverts. she seems to boil it down to not having much energy, so maybe do some yoga and you will be fine. does not seem to grasp how crippling, lonely, and dark it can get for introverts . Would look at some other books for some actual help.

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  • J Dickinson
  • 10-14-21

Fantastic book

I am a 57 year old introvert and I found myself so engaged with this book that I laugh out loud.
I would highly recommend!

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  • Peggy
  • 09-25-21

Does nothing to build bridges across personality types

cathartic for the writer I suspect but does nothing to encourage better harmony and understanding across personality types. It COULD have been good to help see strengths, appreciate and use them...if the tone wasn’t so bitter and if showed an attempt to understand extroverts too instead of just moaning about how different they are and with a real feeling of superiority.

Also far too long, repetitive and beyond the one trait of introvert-extrovert. Felt to me like many other aspects of personality in here too, plus perhaps something else like attachment issues!
Leading to claims about introverts which are just not true for many, or if they are that is just coincidence.

If you think you are an introvert and would like to self reflect, or would like to understand introverts better I would suggest DONT bother with this. Go to a text or resources on type personality such as MBTI and get unbiased and practical ideas.

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  • Maria
  • 01-14-22

sloooooow start

the introduction did it, so simple and basic yet not getting to the point of the book. what is the point? how can you help me? don't spend hours describing your own experience, tell me why I should care

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-22

I was first esceptical but it was actually good

I've read a lot of material about introversion, but this book is the first that goes further and talks about how we actually feel, our fears, our loneliness, our search for someone who gets us. I was relieving.

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  • 09-19-18

Barely started due to the reading

Unfortunately I didn't get past the first few sentences due to the narrator's pace and tone. It sounded like a computer voice and overrode the content. Disappointing

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  • Damien Hayes
  • 03-08-18

describes me to a tea.

felt like the author was inside my head. I enjoyed listening. i am not alone.