I recently finished Dr. Marti Laney’s “The Introvert Advantage”. I’ve always been a pretty extreme introvert and I’ve recently had a hard time “dealing” with it, I guess. The book helped me to understand that being an introvert is not a disease…we are literally just wired differently than over 75% of the world. It’s been extremely eye-opening to no longer think of myself as a complete freak because I often don’t care to be around people for lengthy amounts of time.
I realized as I was reading the book that I wished it was mandatory for everyone I know or come in contact with to read it. Introverts are fairly misunderstood creatures. I thought it would be interesting to shed light on my own little quirks and issues with being an introvert. Maybe once I figure out ways to deal with them I’ll do posts about that. That’s still something I’m working out. I don’t want to “stop” being an introvert (don’t think I’m capable of that) but I need to tweak a few of my quirks to ensure I’m living a more social and fulfilling life.
And I don’t intend on these posts being remarkably long or drawn out, I just want to highlight some points that I personally deal with. They probably won’t be more than 2 or 3 sentences.
With that said…I’ll post the first Introvert Quirk really soon. :)
(And if you’re an introvert or close to someone who is, I’d HIGHLY recommend picking up this book!)