Insight: Reflections on the Gifts of Being an Introvert
by Beth Buelow
Have you ever been called shy or awkward? How about anti-social?
People are quick to apply these labels to the quieter among us, often with little understanding of what they truly mean. And they often indicate a profound misunderstanding about what it means to be an introvert. Truth is, men and women with a reflective, more inward style have hidden strengths that are often lost in our noisy world.
Beth Buelow is on a mission to change that. Known around the globe as The Introvert Entrepreneur, Beth is an author, speaker and professional coach dedicated to helping introverts understand and embrace their unique gifts.
In this book, she weaves personal stories with wit and wisdom to explore the unique energy that comes along with introversion. Already, it has helped thousands of readers and won rave reviews.
As one fan wrote, “The most precious nugget I am taking away is permission to be who I am and how I am – without apology. What a relief to sink freely into the comfortable, introverted essence of myself and be okay with it!”
Comprised of short, bite-size essays, Insights is an affirming, thought-provoking companion on your journey.
Publication Date: June 28, 2012
Softcover: 132 pages
Awesome!! I loved this book! I read it slowly, relishing and reflecting on its wonderful insights into the psyche of the introvert. I have a bunch of favorite chapters, such as Why ‘Fake it ’til you make it’ is Lousy Advice, Don’t Tell Me to Step Outside My Comfort Zone, and How to Stop Thinking and Start Living, among others. My advice to all extroverts – want insight into yourself? Read this book and understand what you’re NOT!
Eye opener. I felt very empowered after reading this book. I always thought there was something “wrong” with me because I didn’t enjoy constant socializing like other people did. I learned a lot about myself reading this book. I think back on my marriage to an extrovert and realize that many of our communication problems had to do with the different ways we processed the world, one as an extrovert and one as an introvert. This book gives a name and an explanation for many of the things I have felt all my life, but didn’t really understand. It has also shown me how to be more effective in the world as an introvert. I have read it twice already, and plan to read it slowly once more! Thank you for appreciating all the introverts of the world!!
This book is a Godsend. I’m glad I have this book. it truly helps me understand my son who lives in a family of extroverts. it helps to know he’s just himself and there’s nothing “wrong” 🙂 this book has also helped me figure out comfortable ways to engage my son while giving him the space he needs. thank you.
Finally, someone who understands! I feel like Beth has been reading my mind. I’ve been studying a lot about introverts the past several months and she seems to know exactly what I’ve been thinking and the challenges faced by most introvert entrepreneurs. Her writing and sense of compassion have given me the boost I’ve needed to move from knowing I’m OK exactly as I am to become ready to shout it out to others as well. She’s helped me to be willing to be totally honest about defining my perfect clients and work with them in the ways that best suit my strengths. If you’ve been thinking that only extroverts can be successful in business, you absolutely MUST read this book. It’s that good!