The Introvert and Extrovert in Love: Making It Work When Opposites Attract by Marti Olsen LaneyAt 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. After dispelling common myths about introverts—they're not necessarily shy, aloof, or antisocial— The Introvert Advantage explains the real issues. Introverts are hardwired from birth to focus inward, so outside stimulation—chitchat, phone calls, parties, office meetings—can easily become "too much. It provides tools to improve relationships with partners, kids, colleagues, and friends, offering dozens of tips, including 10 ways to talk less and communicate more, 8 ways to showcase your abilities at work, how to take a child's temperament temperature, and strategies for socializing. Finally, it shows how to not just survive, but thrive—how to take advantage of the introvert's special qualities to create a life that's just right for the introvert temperament, to discover new ways to expand their energy reserves, and even how, when necessary, to confidently become a temporary extrovert. To my husband of thirty-eight years, Michael, who dragged me out into extroverting and enlarged my universe.
The Introvert and Extrovert in Love
We use the words everyday, but what does it really mean to be an introvert or an extrovert? And what does it mean to be an introvert in a romantic relationship with an extrovert? Can it work? Surprisingly, psychologists tell us that despite their obvious differences, introverts and extroverts can enjoy a strong, stable-and fun-relationship. It is also based upon the authors' personal experiences as a mixed couple—introvert Marti Olsen Laney and extrovert Michael Laney have been happily married for more than forty-two years. They must be doing something right!
Look Inside. Jan 06, ISBN Love is tricky for everyone—and different personality types can face their own unique problems. She has won two Lowell Thomas gold medals for her travel writing. She… More about Sophia Dembling. With introversion reaching buzzword status, this book may attract an audience.
The Quiet Way to Happily Ever After
If you are an introvert, that characteristic is just one part of who you are. Yet it can be a mightily important one. The book is a quick, illuminating read, with brief, engaging chapters in which Dembling shares insights from psychological research and interviews with introverts and experts, and tells us about her own experiences, too. Dembling breaks the book down into three parts. First, she asks readers to consider what they want from a relationship.