Books are an introvert’s best friend. In fact, it’s thanks to books that I discovered why I am the way I am. Specifically, Dr. Marti Olsen Laney’s The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World, I can honestly say this book changed my life.
I continue to discover books that further educate me about my temperament, which I will post here. I really love to get book recommendations, so please leave any suggestions in the comments below. If they meet my rigorous standards (I don’t fall asleep), I will add them to the official Introvert’s Dilemma Reading List.
The Introvert Advantage
This was the book that started it all for me. Dr. Laney writes as if she’s speaking right to me. After the one-and-a-half page Prelude, I already wrote how relived it made me feel. Read this.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Quiet is causing quite a stir in the media right now, as author Susan Cain writes about the cultural bias towards extroverts. I’m reading this right now; it will no doubt be required reading for Psychology 101 classes and anyone interested in the social sciences.