Introvert Hobby – Reading
Introverts are not a new label or something unheard of these days. We are thankful for that. More and more awareness is created to the public to understand them better and thereafter accepting them as who they are meant to be. Introverts are people who are more reserved, quiet, and prefer to spend more time alone or in a smaller group of people. They are neither shy nor social misfits as mistakenly claimed by some.
For Introverts, reading is one of the favorite hobbies that are more often than not appealing to them. The reason being is, it is an activity that can be done alone. Introvert enjoys doing activities alone and they have absolutely no problem with that.
Reading is a highly important skill in life. There is a famous quote that says “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies”! It shows how vast and widens one knowledge could be by reading. It is no wonder why many famous introverts are well known in all sorts of expertise with from indulging in reading. Let us look at some of the many great about Introverts books that are around.
Quiet: The Power of Introvert In The World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
In this 2012 non-fiction book, Susan Cain states how in this modern western culture world, we have misunderstood the traits of introverts. Not only that, but we have also overvalued extrovert and explain how much damage we have done by doing so, creating a huge waste on talents, joy, and liveliness. This great book has been translated into 40 languages around the world.
Susan Cain’s record-smashing Ted Talk has been viewed more than 30 million times and surprisingly it is one of Bill Gates’s favorite videos! Susan Cain explained from the history standpoint using Dale Carnegie and Tony Robbins as examples of how the rise of Extrovert ideals in its 20th century. There is a zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best idea, quoted Susan Cain in her book.
Success as an Introvert for Dummies by Joan Pastor
Dummies series are a great manual for beginners. Success as Introvert talks about surviving and thriving as an introvert in an extrovert world. It explains some common misunderstanding that general people has on introverts and highlights the strength and capabilities that introverts possess and the many advantages they bring to work and life. It provides detailed step by step realistic actionable practical tips on how to. For example: how to be a confident speaker in public, how to lead a team effectively, how to go through a job interview successfully, be a successful entrepreneur, and etcetera.
Introvert Doodles by Maureen “Marzi” Wilson
For ages, Maureen has been illustrating introvert life in cartoon format on her website. The book is a collection of the drawing. “Marzi’s charming and irreverent illustrations are exactly what young and old introverts need to approach their temperament with wisdom and self-affirmation” quoted Susan Cain author of Quiet.
Maureen is an introvert who used to find herself awkward very often. Now she is no longer feeling that way and understands the traits of Introverts and it is totally okay to just be her.
In her funny cartoon book, a reader will follow through all Marzi’s most uncomfortable, beautiful, honest, and humorous moments that an introvert can relates to. Even an extrovert or ambivert will be able to understand through the easy to understand pictorial and colorful pages. The drawings are simply adorable. It is a good read for those who prefer fewer words and more pictorial kind of book.
Introverts In Love: The Quiet Way to Happily Ever After by Sophia Dembling
This romance book provides an insight into the frequently outgoing world of dating, courting, and relationship. Love is a tricky subject for a lot of people. Then how do introverts navigate themselves in this whole wide world which inclines toward extraversion? Each and every personality type will encounter its own specific problem. Is the “introvert- introvert” union the best match because they would understand each other very much? Or “extrovert-introvert” is better so that they can balance each other out?
Sophia uses real-life couples as realistic examples to show both kinds and top it up with expertise’s opinion such as psychologist Glenn Geher and biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher.
The book shows how introverts can be successfully meet people at a party, get rid of anxiety on the very first date, and maneuver the current world of internet dating!
Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, PhD
Jennifer is a speaker and executive coach and a great author. Introverts make up 50% of the world population! Jennifer feels that introverts are often misunderstood and overlooks. Nowadays, many are getting the concept of introversion and accepting this trait better.
Susan Cain, author of Quiet endorsed this book with a meaningful comment “This extraordinary book shows that you don’t have to raise your volume to have a voice”. Introverts lead with quiet confidence. Jennifer shows exactly how introverts can be an extremely effective influencer and make a great difference without having to behave like extroverts. They influence the world by harnessing six keys strengths that she called, “The Sixth Strength of Quiet Influence”. She has layout the six keys strength clearly in this book. It is the first book that influencing the world targeted squarely at introverts people. It shows how introverts can use their natural strength to be powerful leaders.
One of the highlights of this book is an evaluation called the “Quiet Influence Quotient” or QIQ which will assist you in determining how much you are using “The Sixth Strength of Quiet Influence” at the moment. It comes with a detailed quiz and planning guides to keep track of your own progress. Through questions, tools, exercises, and great real-world examples, you will increase your mastery of these key strengths.
There are many other amazing and helpful books of Introverts out there. Check out more!
Happy Is Easy (Revised Edition): How to be Happy in Life with Simple Strategies That Work Even When You Are Sad by Bryan K
In this book, the author has shared all the 14 Simple Introvert Strategies that he uses to claim back his deserved happiness and overcome sadness, anger, frustration, and upset moments all by himself. He was an unhappy Introvert last time and has been trying to many ways to make himself happy. But every time the happiness did not last. Not until he attended a program that use Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and also his own life experience, he finally realized happiness is come from within and we have the power to choose.