Synopses & Reviews
Some people—a sizeable minority— prefer to avoid the limelight, tend to listen more than they speak, feel alone in large groups, and require lots of private time to restore their energy. Often they feel different, not right, less than. But as Marti Olsen Laney proves, that is far from the truth.
The Introvert Advantage dispels common myths about introverts—they’re not necessarily shy, aloof, or antisocial—and explains how they are hardwired from birth to focus inward, so outside stimulation such as chitchat, phone calls, parties, or office meetings can easily become “too much.” Most importantly, it thoroughly refutes many introverts’ belief that something is wrong with them. Instead, it helps them recognize their inner strengths—their analytical skills, ability to think outside the box, and strong powers of concentration. It provides tools to improve relationships with partners, kids, colleagues, and friends, while offering dozens of tips, including 8 ways to showcase their abilities at work and strategies for socializing. In short, The Introvert Advantage shows introverts how to take advantage of their special qualities not only to survive in an extrovert-oriented world, but to thrive.
"This self-help guide for introverts boasts a wealth of knowledge from expert-in-the-field Laney, who offers countless tips on how to embrace being an introvert, and how those with introverted friends or family can better understand and appreciate them. Delivered in a straightforward and simple manner, Tamara Marston's narration makes the material relatable and informative. Though clearly not an introvert, Marston is able to identify with her audience, making her reading all the more effective and intimate. The result is a helpful, enlightening, and entertaining listen that offers advice to introverts on everything from sex to socializing. And even those listeners who aren't introverts will almost surely know someone who is." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
“Tamara Marstons narration makes the material relatable and informative. . . . [She] is able to identify with her audience, making her reading all the more effective and intimate. The result is a helpful, enlightening, and entertaining listen.”
The Introvert Advantage will boost the confidence of the one in four persons who are introverts while teaching them strategies for living successfully in an extrovert world.
About the Author
Marti Olsen Laney, Psy.D., is a researcher, educator, author, and psychotherapist. One of Americas foremost authorities on introversion, she speaks and leads workshops on the topic in the United States and Canada. She and her extroverted husband have two grown daughters and four grandchildren. They live in Portland, Oregon.TAMARA MARSTON has been an actor, singer and director for over 30 years. A career performer / musician, Tami has toured nationally with several groups and appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show and A&Es Goodtime Café. Dividing her time between acting and singing gigs, choral conducting, music and stage directing, jingle and voiceover work, private and public teaching—and family—Tami feels very fortunate to make her living working in the arts.