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Success as an introvert for dummies

Success as an introvert for dummies

Pastor, Joan, author

Thriving as introverts in an extrovert world, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and author J.K. Rowling have more in common than being highly successful. They're also introverts. This book identifies common misunderstandings about introverts and highlights the strengths often found in people associated with this worldview

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2013
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  • Cirencester – Earliest copy due back 22nd August 2016

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Statement of responsibility: Joan Pastor
ISBN: 1118738373, 9781118738375
Physical Description: 336 pages ; 25 cm
Subject: Introverts Life skills guides.; Success.; Introversion.; Psychology.; Self-actualization (Psychology)


  1. Introduction
  2. Part I: Getting Started Understanding Introversion
  3. Introverted? Good for You!
  4. Are You Really an Introvert?
  5. What Makes You an Introvert, and Will You Always Be One?
  6. Part II: Triumphing in an Extrovert’s Work World
  7. Playing to Your Strengths: How to Shine in the Workplace
  8. Making Your Mark as a Quiet Leader
  9. Keeping a Team Happy and Productive
  10. Becoming a Confi dent Public Speaker
  11. Managing Up
  12. Moving On: Acing a Job Interview the Introvert Way
  13. Succeeding as an Entrepreneur
  14. Part III: Finding Personal Happiness as an “Innie”
  15. Being Your Personal Best
  16. Falling in Love and Staying in Love
  17. “Cheers!” Taking the Stress Out of Big Social Events
  18. Part IV: Supporting Introverts
  19. Being an Understanding Friend to an Introvert
  20. Parenting an Introverted Child
  21. Part V: The Part of Tens
  22. Ten Notable Innies
  23. Ten Tips for Making a Networking Event Work for You
  24. Ten Things an Introvert Doesn’t Want to Hear
  25. Ten Ways to Make a Workplace Innie-Friendly
  26. Index

Author note

Joan Pastor, PhD, is a licensed organizational and clinical psychologist. Her two companies, JPA International, Inc., and The Healthy Brain and Body Centre of Beverly Hills, provide keynote, training, and coaching services to numerous national and international organizations and associations. Joan is well known for her great expertise and humor. Her clients include Pepsi-Co, the Department of Defense, and Office Depot.

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Learn to:

Boost your confidence and develop strategies for asserting yourself at work

Improve your relationships with partners, colleagues, friends, and kids

Manage the stress of hosting or attending big social events

Are you an introvert? It's your time to shine!

Success as an Introvert For Dummies identifies common misunderstandings about introverts and highlights the strengths often found in people associated with this trait. If you're an introvert, you'll learn how to boost your confidence, improve relationships with colleagues, partners, friends, and children, communicate with greater ease and with influence, and much more.

Life as an introvert — take tests to determine if you're an introvert, get to know the many remarkable talents and assets of introverted people, and understand how shyness and sensitivity are different from introversion

Thrive in an extrovert's world — find out how to make your workplace more introvert-friendly, hone your leadership skills, master the art of public speaking, and make a great impression at important meetings

Don't worry, be an innie — discover strategies for overcoming negative thinking, making new friendships, coping effectively with life problems, handling the dating scene, and cutting stressful social situations down to size

Spread the love — get lots of handy advice on understanding and supporting the introverts in your life, whether they're kids or adults

Open the book and find:

What makes you an introvert

The main differences between innies and outies

How to make your mark as a quiet leader

Guidance on becoming a confident public speaker

Ways to find personal happiness as an introverted person

Tips on parenting an introverted child

How to pretend to be an extrovert when the need arises

How to improve your workplace relationships