The Introvert's Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World

The Introvert's Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World

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by Sophia Dembling
     
 

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For anyone who loved Susan Cain’s Quiet, comes this practical manifesto sharing the joys of introversion…

This clever and pithy book challenges introverts to take ownership of their personalities...with quiet strength. Sophia Dembling asserts that the introvert’s lifestyle is not “wrong” or lacking, as society…  See more details below

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For anyone who loved Susan Cain’s Quiet, comes this practical manifesto sharing the joys of introversion…

This clever and pithy book challenges introverts to take ownership of their personalities...with quiet strength. Sophia Dembling asserts that the introvert’s lifestyle is not “wrong” or lacking, as society or extroverts would have us believe. Through a combination of personal insights and psychology, The Introvert’s Way helps and encourages introverts to embrace their nature, to respect traits they may have been ashamed of and reframe them as assets.

You’re not shy; rather, you appreciate the joys of quiet. You’re not antisocial; instead, you enjoy recharging through time alone. You’re not unfriendly, but you do find more meaning in one-on-one connections than large gatherings.

By honoring what makes them unique, this astute and inspiring book challenges introverts to “own” their introversion, igniting a quiet revolution that will change how they see themselves and how they engage with the world.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this thought-provoking treatise on the quieter types, Dembling, the blogger behind Psychology Today’s “The Introvert’s Corner,” proposes a wholesale rethinking of what it means to be an introvert. Readily acknowledging that introverts “can come across as bitchy or dickish sometimes,” Dembling (The Yankee Chick’s Survival Guide to Texas) argues that the stigma surrounding introversion might be assuaged if introverts—and extroverts—began “understanding and accepting” the characteristics of the former as assets rather than deficiencies. She notes that some folks believe introverts to be antisocial, shy, or narcissistic simply because they don’t appreciate how creativity can spring out of silence, or how watching can be as satisfying as interacting. Dembling offers practical tips for introverts in social situations, as well as illuminating information on differences in brain chemistry among introverts and extroverts. Though far from a scientific study (the author admits she’s “big on empirical evidence,” and some of her ideas are “awfully difficult to prove”), Dembling’s account is refreshingly candid and straightforward—”I am an introvert,” she writes. “And there’s not a damn thing wrong with me.” Agent: Penny Nelson, Manus & Associates. (Dec.)
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“In this thought-provoking treatise on the quieter types, Dembling, the blogger behind Psychology Today’s “The Introvert’s Corner,” proposes a wholesale rethinking of what it means to be an introvert…. Dembling’s account is refreshingly candid and straightforward—“I am an introvert,” she writes, “And there’s not a damn thing wrong with me.”
-Publishers Weekly
 
“Unlike Quiet, it not only provides scientific and cultural background but also practical tips and a thorough-note of complete understanding of the introvert’s nature. An introvert myself, I have never read a book that I have so truly felt myself in.” 
-Psych Central
 
“Dembling urges introverts to embrace their need for solitude, reflection, and regeneration with no apologies. It's what makes us who we are.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer
Library Journal
This book is a perfect example of a writer taking a "problem" that's been around for a long time, well before Carl Jung coined the term introvert. Qualities of introverts, according to Dembling, include mulling ideas over before speaking, hating the telephone, and having a wealth of creative energy under the surface. Because of her blog, The Introvert's Corner, which she writes for Psychology Today, Dembling has had an enormous outpouring of gratitude from introverts around the world. In this book she affirms the quality of introversion, and sets out to define, delineate, and understand it. The best part of the book is Dembling's turning the extrovert advantage upside down and creating a respect for this way of being in the world. It's about time!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101613603
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
112,739
File size:
399 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“In this thought-provoking treatise on the quieter types, Dembling, the blogger behind Psychology Today’s “The Introvert’s Corner,” proposes a wholesale rethinking of what it means to be an introvert…. Dembling’s account is refreshingly candid and straightforward—“I am an introvert,” she writes, “And there’s not a damn thing wrong with me.”
-Publishers Weekly
 
“Unlike Quiet, it not only provides scientific and cultural background but also practical tips and a thorough-note of complete understanding of the introvert’s nature. An introvert myself, I have never read a book that I have so truly felt myself in.” 
-Psych Central
 
“Dembling urges introverts to embrace their need for solitude, reflection, and regeneration with no apologies. It's what makes us who we are.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Meet the Author

Sophia Dembling writes The Introvert’s Corner blog for Psychology Today. Her previous books include The Yankee Chick’s Survival Guide to Texas, and she has published hundreds of articles and essays in magazines, newspapers, and websites.

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The Introvert's Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For the introvert who is just now realizing that they ARE an introvert and not just weird, this book provides a wonderful affirmation of who we are, and what makes us tick.  I recommend it to all of you out there who prefer "quiet" to noise.
jackdav38 More than 1 year ago
A few sentences were nice: I sympathize with her when I hear "Why are You So Quiet." That's annoying. That said, it wasn't a very good book. Full of over generalizations (she was bad at video game,  therefore most introverts are bad at them, etc.)and frequently repetitive.
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I looked forward to this being released and dug right in. Unfortunately, I found the writing style unreadable. I hope someone rewrites it who can make it flow better. It read like a first draft.
MariahPendragon More than 1 year ago
You have given me NO content to read. The SAMPLE you sent contains NOTHING from the book itself!! What's the deal? Are you trying NOT to sell this book? Based on what you sent, I cannot spend the $12 bucks to gamble on Nothing. Can you do better please?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was interesting, but I lost interest.