The Introvert's Success Guide
Were you a quiet, shy
Did you prefer to play
alone rather than with
Did your parents try to
force you to be more
If so, it's a good bet
that you are considered
"Introvert" They make
it sound like it's a
terrible thing, don't
Being an introvert in
a world of extroverts
can be rather like a
square peg being forced
into a round hole.
Is life as an introvert
Do opportunities in life
and business tend to pass
Can introverts and extroverts
exist as happy partners? More
Introverts may take longer to reply to questions because they think and then
answer instead of verbalizing their thoughts like many extroverts do. This is
one of the main reasons that extroverted people often devalue their
introverted colleagues’ and friends’ abilities and potential contribution.
I wrote my book mainly to help any introvert who has problems with any part
of the mainly extroverted societies we have today. But, I think that sharing
the book with your extroverted partner or older children (both extroverted
and introverted). It may help them to understand more about you and any
family members or friends who are introverted.
There are a wide range of tips and strategies which I’ve learned from my own
experience, my research or from friends and colleagues. Not everything will
be a good fit for all readers because we all have different circumstances and
backgrounds. Some will fit like a glove and some might just need some
careful tweaking so you are comfortable using them.
Others won’t be right for you but might help you just as starters for you to
develop your own ideas which better fit your own situation and needs.
I have tried to cover as many areas as I could where people may have
problems, from understanding the differences between shy and introverted to
meeting the demands of social and business environments which sometimes
seem to have been designed by extroverts only for extroverts.
I suggest that you read through the whole book at whatever pace is
comfortable for you and then review the sections which are about areas
where you may currently have concerns.
Then, pick just one suggestion which you feel may help you with something
that has been bothering you.