I came across this book one day when I was trying to figure out a way to “fit in” better. I am an introvert. This is not new to me. I have always been an introvert. I am okay with who I am. But the more involved I become with others I realize they are not okay with who I am. My quieter nature made them uncomfortable, which then made me uncomfortable, because I noticed they were uncomfortable(you know all that uncomfortable-ness leads to sweaty pits, no one wants that:)). It all started to feel overwhelming. I am attempting to enter a new field of work in which the majority of people have strong extrovert personalities. Finding myself constantly in a sea of extroverts. I started to doubt if being me was okay. I decided I needed tools to help me swim with my new extroverted friends. So obviously, Marti Olsen Laney’s book cover caught my eye – “How to Thrive in an Extrovert World”, uh, yes please!
What it’s about: Marti, the author goes step by step explaining the differences between introverts and extroverts and how each has a place and compliments the other. She explains the different brain pathways used by both introverts and extroverts.
What I liked: I loved all the tips and insights this book provides. It has allowed me to see that my “differences” are really strengths. I love that. She calls introverts “innies” and extroverts “outies”…ya know like belly buttons! Bah!
What I didn’t love: I loved all of it!
Favorite quote: If nature intended us to talk more than listen, she would have given us two mouths and one ear. —A NONYMOUS
This book is great for both innies and outies. It will help with communication and understanding for all relationships, work, personal, or social. I hope it brings you the light and understanding it has brought me.
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