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Summary

At least one out of four people prefers to avoid the limelight, tends to listen more than they speak, feels alone in large groups, and requires lots of private time to restore their energy. They're introverts, and here is the book to help them boost their confidence while learning strategies for successfully living in an extrovert world.

After dispelling common myths about introverts-they're not necessarily shy, aloof, or antisocial - The Introvert Advantage explains the real issues. Introverts are hardwired from birth to focus inward, so outside stimulation - chitchat, phone calls, parties, office meetings - can easily become "too much."

The Introvert Advantage dispels introverts' belief that something is wrong with them and instead helps them recognize their inner strengths - their analytical skills, ability to think outside the box, and strong powers of concentration. It helps listeners understand introversion and shows them how to determine where they fall on the introvert/extrovert continuum.

It provides tools to improve relationships with partners, kids, colleagues, and friends, offering dozens of tips, including 10 ways to talk less and communicate more, eight ways to showcase your abilities at work, how to take a child's temperament temperature, and strategies for socializing. Finally, it shows how to not just survive, but thrive - how to take advantage of the introvert's special qualities to create a life that's just right for the introvert temperament, to discover new ways to expand their energy reserves, and even how, when necessary, to confidently become a temporary extrovert.

©2017 David C. Allen (P)2017 David C. Allen

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The book had a lot of good pointers, was well-writ

The book had a lot of good pointers, was well-written and well-organized. What I took from this book is that we, as introverts, must develop the art of listening. Listening = knowledge. And if we can't wow them with our effusive personality, we need to impress them in other ways.

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Wonderful guide

There is a chapter about interviewing, also difficult for introverts, which could be helpful for anyone in this particular situation. It helps listeners understand introversion and shows them how to determine where they fall on the introvert/extrovert continuum.

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Best book

Love this book. I bought it based on other reviews and am not disappointed. It helps me be more comfortable being my introvert self and realizing that other people's reactions/comments are based on their discomfort being around introverts.

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5 star from me

A great book to own! So many familiar situations brought to light. Its funny, informative in a very cute way. As a highly introverted person such as myself this book gets 5 stars.

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Exceptional book

This book perfectly sums up the daily life struggles of an introvert. Very entertaining and well thought out. The quality of the book is very high and the illustrations are well done. A must have! Highly recommend!

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Great addition to any library

This book was a good beginning to understanding my introverted personality. Characteristics that I had thought were unrelated to my introversion are better understood. Before listening this book I thought them negative and now I have no judgement about them at all. In a sense, I have been relieved. I look forward to more enlightenment.

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Thanks for the tips

This book gave me a very clear notion of who are the introverts, it also gave me a great comparison between introverts and extraverts and described the advantages of introverts in details. I define who I am introvert or extrovert! No I can even help people in defining who they are! But the most interesting thing was the examples of famous, successful peoples who are introverts. Thank you to the author!

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Very interesting book

This book makes a lot of sense, I had never thought this way before about introverts and extroverts! It puts all the misconceptions of an introvert into perspective. Really enjoyed reading this book and reassessing whether I am an introvert or extrovert, also my friends! Such an interesting book. Well recommended

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WORTH EVERY STAR!!!

I always think my introversion is antisocial but after I read yo listenr book, I can use my introversion as the advantages.

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Satisfied

I've been reading on the topic lately and thought this book covered the overall different aspects of being an introvert very well.

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  • Erin Otto
  • 29-08-18

very basic points. just Google an article instead

most already know this stuff, very basic google type stuff. save your money. God bless.

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  • abram
  • 14-07-18

Well written

The Introverts Advantage is a light hearted inviting guide discussing all the ins and outs of being an introvert. Of course extroverts are covered too but they aren't the main attraction. I am excellent public speaker, really enjoy it, the meet and greet after (as the author says) is a 'trial'.

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  • NabilaBarry
  • 14-07-18

Must read and I highly recommend it.

In this book the information is organized in a logical way that’s easy to access, read and understand. It is indeed a good read and I highly recommend this book to everyone.

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  • Olivia
  • 14-07-18

The book gave real value.

This book gives you clear understanding about introverts. All misconception about them will be explained truly in this book.You will learn the a lot of good qualities an introverts possess. Actually, I'm also an introvert, I don't prefer speaking in front of people and I'm not comfortable in crowded places. And I can say that, this book really defined my character.

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  • mydeen
  • 14-07-18

Very helpful!!

Very short and to the point. I've always never really could define the difference between the two as I see myself as both an introvert and an extrovert. After listening this it makes sense that these two characters are mixed to make an individual. One isn't really defined without the other.

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  • Aaliyah
  • 12-07-18

NOW I understand!

I have both the paper book and the audio book. The narration of the audio book is fantastic in my opinion and i recommend that version if you're also into audio versions.

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  • corneliusdavid
  • 12-07-18

Absolutely Wonderful

This book has some wonderful insight into being an introvert and how introverts can navigate the world around them. The author even recommends extroverts reading at least part of the book (there is one chapter aimed specifically at this) to help them understand their introvert friends and relatives.

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  • irin
  • 12-07-18

Ready to start!

This book helps introvert understand themselves, and their often-maligned traits that are simultaneously disparaged and exploited. This book will help you understand the "why" of how you react to various situations and challenges.

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  • caitlin
  • 12-07-18

Overall nice

This is a great read not only for the introverted, but also the extroverts who have introverted friends/family. Great job!

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  • Mthujan
  • 12-07-18

Definitely worth a listen.

This book proved me that I was wrong when I thought that only the extroverts can lead and become successful. I am an introvert. I feel small and suffocated when I spend too much time with other people. I am even hard on myself when I make mistakes and envy people who are free-spirited and can easily express their opinion.