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Success as an Introvert For Dummies

Joan Pastor

ISBN: 978-1-118-73843-6 November 2013 336 Pages


Thrive as an introvert in an extrovert world

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and author J.K. Rowling have more in common than being highly successful. They're also introverts. Success as an Introvert For Dummies identifies common misunderstandings about introverts and highlights the strengths often found in people associated with this worldview.

Success as an Introvert For Dummies examines the traits common to introverts and the benefits they bring to both work and life. You'll learn: how to boost your confidence while learning strategies for successfully living in an extrovert world; how to understand introversion and where you fall on the introvert/extrovert continuum; tools to improve relationships with colleagues, partners, friends, and children; ways to talk less, communicate more, and showcase your abilities at work; how to deal effectively with parties, interruptions, and crowds; and much more.

  • Offers examples of how introverts can thrive in a world dominated by extroverts
  • Outlines the positive aspects of introverted personality types
  • Provides actionable ways to promote introverted qualities in work and life

Success as an Introvert For Dummies is for anyone looking to understand the introvert's worldview and how they fit into a society dominated by extroverts.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started Understanding Introversion 5

Chapter 1: Introverted? Good for You! 7

Chapter 2: Are You Really an Introvert? 15

Chapter 3: What Makes You an Introvert, and Will You Always Be One? 31

Part II: Triumphing in an Extrovert’s Work World 45

Chapter 4: Playing to Your Strengths: How to Shine in the Workplace 47

Chapter 5: Making Your Mark as a Quiet Leader 63

Chapter 6: Keeping a Team Happy and Productive 79

Chapter 7: Becoming a Confi dent Public Speaker 101

Chapter 8: Managing Up 127

Chapter 9: Moving On: Acing a Job Interview the Introvert Way 143

Chapter 10: Succeeding as an Entrepreneur 159

Part III: Finding Personal Happiness as an “Innie” 177

Chapter 11: Being Your Personal Best 179

Chapter 12: Falling in Love and Staying in Love 199

Chapter 13: “Cheers!” Taking the Stress Out of Big Social Events 217

Part IV: Supporting Introverts 227

Chapter 14: Being an Understanding Friend to an Introvert 229

Chapter 15: Parenting an Introverted Child 239

Part V: The Part of Tens 263

Chapter 16: Ten Notable Innies 265

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Making a Networking Event Work for You 271

Chapter 18: Ten Things an Introvert Doesn’t Want to Hear 277

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Make a Workplace Innie-Friendly 283

Index 289