February 1, 2013, was a special day for introverts everywhere. It marked the release of the second edition of Laurie Helgoe’s fabulous book, Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life is Your Hidden Strength. It’s chock full of stories, research and quotes from introverts the world over, all affirming the quieter gifts of the introvert. And this new edition reveals even more insights that are sure to have readers nodding their heads in agreement and feeling a connection to introverts everywhere.
In this podcast conversation, Laurie and I talk about what’s new in Introvert Power, including
- What’s wrong with how we normally define “happiness”
- How solitude can sometimes suck, even for introverts
- How to get a word in edgewise with chatty Cathys
- Why we introverts need to examine what we consider rude
Dr. Laurie Helgoe is an author and clinical psychologist specializing in personality and the psychology of desire. As owner of Book It! Literary Consulting, she enjoys helping writers prepare their books for publication. Helgoe authored the cover story, “Revenge of the Introverts” for the September- October 2010 issue of Psychology Today.
Helgoe’s books include Introvert Power, recipient of a Publisher’s Weekly starred review; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Raising Boys; The Anxiety Answer Book; The Boomer’s Guide to Dating (Again); and The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Breaking Up.