Introvert Info

BOOKS:

The Introvert Advantage: Making the Most of Your Inner Strengths by Marti Laney

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.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so.  She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.

Insight: Reflections on the Gifts of Being an Introvert by Beth Buelow

Beth weaves personal stories with wit and wisdom to explore the unique energy that comes along with introversion. It has helped thousands of readers and won rave reviews.  Comprised of short, bite-size essays, Insights is an affirming, thought-provoking companion on your journey.

Personality Tests:

The iPersonic Personality Test

Susan Cain’s Introvert Quiz

Myer-Briggs Type Indicator:  their FAQ page.  Note that this test has a fee associated with it.

HumanMetrics:  They have a free version by that is modeled after the Myers-Briggs.  I took both and got the same results.

Keirsey:    The Keirsey test is free.  Keirsey names his models a bit differently, but it comes down to the same characteristics.

Blogs:

Introvert Retreat, celebrating inner life in the outer world

Introvert’s Corner on Psychology Today

Websites:

Marti Laney:  Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child
Susan Cain:  The Power of Introverts
Beth Buelow:  The Introvert Entrepreneur

11 thoughts on “Introvert Info

  1. I have had an interesting day sharing the ‘The iPersonic Personality Test’ with my work colleagues. We are all amazed at how accurate the test is. Apparently I am a ‘harmony seeking idealist’, which all of my colleagues thought was spot on, except one of my managers who looked at me a bit quizzically when I told her! All were amazed at how the results reflected their personality and all of us have a different personality type. Really interesting.

  2. Every test I’ve taken in the past has confirmed the I of me. I’m going to bookmark this page (aside from following your blog) and take the tests/read the links the Introvert’s way…I want to be a member of Club Introvert…except that I am an….introvert. So how do I get in again? 🙂

  3. I took the iPersonic Personality Test. Among other things, it says I am an extrovert! UGH! I can’t be in the club. Thing is, I was not able to pick and choose what I wanted to pick and choose because I was part of the top questions, and part of the bottom questions. I was all over the place. So if there is a category (beside crazy) that is between introvert and extrovert, I’m it!! I’d like to think I’m well balanced, but that’s so not true!!! Phooey!!

  4. “Quiet” is one of the best books I’ve ever read — like a weight being lifted from my shoulders. I wanted to go running back through my personal history yelling “SEE! I’m sooo not a weirdo!”

    Thanks for devoting your blog to us!!

  5. THere’s another website, 16personalities.com that has a free test too. I used it, it’s a good website.

  6. I love your blog but I can’t find a ‘follow’ or subscribe button. Is it here somewhere and I’m just missing it? I just finished Susan Cain’s book six weeks ago and I loved it. You grow up and live as an introvert and you know you’re an introvert and you’re OK being an introvert but it’s like – for me at least – there’s always this gnawing feeling that something’s fundamentally wrong. Her book took that little gnawing away from me and gave me an entirely new view on my life and on life in general. Of course now I’m wishing that revelation would have come earlier in my life but, hey, what can I say, so I’m a pessimistic introvert 🙂

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