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An Introvert in an Extrovert-Friendly World

March 6, 2012

 

"Introverts make up (25 percent to) 30 percent of the U.S. population," said Marti Olsen Laney, author of "The Introvert Advantage" and "The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child."

In this Chicago Tribune article, Sherrie Haynie offers some tips to being an introvert in an extrovert-friendly world.

"Both are seen as having equal talents," Haynie said. "But unlike an extrovert, who will fire off ideas as they come to mind, an introvert will take in information thoughtfully — and they are mentally capable of holding off from responding immediately. This can be an advantage in personal relationships, with children or colleagues at work. It's a real advantage in conflict situations or miscommunications."

Read “An Introvert in an Extrovert-Friendly World”

You can also read additional tips from Sherrie in “Introverts: Managing stress in an extroverted workplace”

 

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