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How To Be An Introvert In An Extrovert World

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Do you long for alone time? Feel pressured by social demands? Get overstimulated? Wear an extrovert mask to get through life? Then this book is for you. It's a guidebook for introverts - full of strategies, stories, humor, inspiration, and psychological insights into the introvert life.

How To Be An Introvert In An Extrovert World will help you to understand there's nothing wrong with being an introvert.

To celebrate the pleasures of the introvert life.

To laugh about our introvert ways.

To accept yourself and others so we all enjoy more confidence and happiness.

Well, that's a lot for one little book - so get yourself comfortable and let's get started!

268 pages, Paperback

Published November 8, 2018

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Michele Connolly

5 books61 followers
Michele Connolly is the award-winning author of How To Be An Introvert In An Extrovert World. Her Louder Minds blog and Facebook community have helped tens of thousands of introverts around the world to embrace their introvert personalities, celebrate their strengths, and enjoy their pleasures - though quietly, and in a well-planned way.

She has a Bachelor of Psychology and has written a thesis on personality and happiness.

She now writes about style, simplicity, and self-care at https://achiclife.com/

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62 reviews1 follower
April 27, 2019
Great for extreme introverts. Good to know I am not having social anxiety disorder.

As the title stated, the book is about building fences, making peace with introversion rather than facing fears. Thus, I feel oftentimes suffocated.

Many relations to my experience: at hair salon, at gatherings/ parties, with intrusive people. Hilarious vast viewpoints from physics to horoscopes on introverts.

“I didn’t realize how much my career had been affected by this introvert thing.”
Being nice is about you, wanting the other person to like you. Being kind is about them, attending to a genuine human need. Be a kind introvert.
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51 reviews5 followers
December 20, 2018
Enjoyed reading quietly alone...

Michelle has a wonderful since of humor. Some seemed to think title meant her book was telling introverts to be extroverted, this is NOT what the book is about. It is about accepting who we are and embracing our personality. She also does not bash extroverts.
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January 29, 2019
I was interested to read this book as I am an extrovert in an introvert family. I was hoping for some insight and understanding of those close to me. It has helped a lot. A "No to an invitation", doesn't mean a rejection but simply "I wont feel comfortable".
The book was amusing and easy to read. I wonder if this topic should be visited in school education? It may prevent bullying...
Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Carmel Jan 2019
1 review1 follower
December 27, 2018
A must a for any introvert

This book really helped me find out who I am and feel comfortable with myself for being "weird and different" Thank you for writing this book.
69 reviews1 follower
February 28, 2019
Reading this has changed my life!

I know that is such a cliche’, but it’s true. I knew I was an introvert, but I always thought it was something I needed to “fix” about myself. I no longer look at it in that light but now embrace this part of my personality. Gone is the shame of not being like my more extroverted friends. Instead I now take full pleasure in doing the things that make me happy. I would definitely recommend this book not only to introverts, but also to extroverts who want to better understand their introvert friends and relatives.
349 reviews1 follower
December 26, 2020
Absolutely fabulous. I had been waiting for this book a long time.
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1,505 reviews66 followers
October 17, 2019
We are proud to announce that HOW TO BE AN INTROVERT IN AN EXTROVERT WORLD by Michele Connolly is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
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Author 19 books103 followers
October 23, 2019
This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:
Title: How To Be An Introvert In An Extrovert World

Star Rating: 4.5 Stars
Number of Readers: 16
Editing: 9/10
Writing Style: 8/10
Content: 8/10
Cover: 8/10
Of the 16 readers:
15 would read another book by this author.
12 thought the cover was good or excellent.
16 felt it was easy to follow.
15 would recommend this story to another reader to try.
Of all the readers, 10 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘writing style’.
Of all the readers, 6 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘subject knowledge’.
16 felt the pacing was good or excellent.
15 thought the author understood the readership and what they wanted.

Readers’ Comments
‘The message here is excellent. There’s nothing wrong with being an introvert.’ Male reader, aged 54
‘It seems to me that this book is all about self-acceptance. That you don’t have to be in the middle of every party. I liked all the tips and it was excellently written.’ Female reader, aged 51
‘A humorous look at the world of introverts. Humour is important in this book and it works most of the time. If you want a ‘serious/medical’ text on the psychology of being an introvert, this is not for you.’ Male reader, aged 38
‘This is a good book for introverts who want to live the life they want to live. I’s also good for anybody interested in the subject – in a light way.’ Male reader, aged 66
‘We need all sorts of book looking at all sorts of problems we face. This is a fresh, lightly-written, often funny look at being an introvert. It’s the sort of book introverts might find helpful in that it tells them they are not alone. I suspect it might be too simplistic for many who might be looking for in depth answers.’ Male reader, aged 39

To Sum It Up:
‘A light, fun book for introverts looking to live the life they want to live. A FINALIST and highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
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216 reviews1 follower
September 1, 2021
This book was written about me. I don’t know how the author managed to do that without having interviewed me. Or without having met me. I am a little offended that not only did I not receive even a small percentage of the profits but I had to pay for my copy of the book. The only other explanation is that the author is an introvert just like me. Which is hard to believe. I always felt different and extroverts always made me feel like there was something wrong with me. I love this book because the author made me realise there’s nothing wrong with being an introvert and that I don’t need to work on becoming an extrovert. This book made me feel positive and the author added some great advice as well as a lot of hilarious humour. I recommend every introvert to read this as well as any extrovert who knows an introvert. One of the best books I have ever read.
4 reviews
April 17, 2020
Informative Book

This book is great for people wondering if they are an introvert or just strange...
It shows introverts that the traits and preferences they have are Not unusual but part of their personality type. The book also gives some great guidance about how to navigate the world of extroverts and accept their own likes and dislikes.
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June 19, 2022
I liked the first third, and parts later on. The self-deprecating and self-celebrating humor lost its appeal after awhile. There are good insights and stories and suggestions, explaining aspects of her own type of introversion and revealing how she deals with people’s misperception of her motives.
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22 reviews1 follower
March 13, 2023
I thought this would give actual tips and strategies from experts not just a random introverted woman. Though I know it was meant to be funny I was more annoyed except for the last few chapters. Sorry, but as a fellow introvert though much of it was relatable I was still very disappointed At least it was a quick read!
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18 reviews7 followers
August 1, 2019
Half of the book is great because of really nice and deep ideas. The other half is from my point just bullshit. I would skip the "jokes" and keep the core.
7 reviews
August 19, 2019
It was a good book. I am definitely and introvert and I liked the humor she put into the book.
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319 reviews
June 30, 2022
I love having books like these that help me understand my quirks and introversion.
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34 reviews5 followers
December 30, 2022
Not too serious reading. But I kinda liked the author's humour. It was like walking through her mind. Quite the entertainment! But it was very subjective writing.
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