Introduction

Are you an introvert? If so, I have good news: It’s your time to shine!

Yes, you’re still living in a world that’s geared for extroverts. From cocktail parties to crowded cubicle farms, the universe seems to be designed for social butterflies. But behind the scenes, a “quiet power” revolution is going on. Introverts are coming into their own, both personally and professionally — and in the process, they’re starting to remake the world so it works for them.

Success as an Introvert For Dummies is part of that revolution. In these pages, you discover why introverts are so wonderful and why the world couldn’t get along without them. Better yet, I show you how to use your introverted strengths to reach your full potential. And I also tell you how to redesign your professional and personal environments so they empower you to be happy, healthy, and successful.

About This Book

Success as an Introvert For Dummies is all about introverts. (You guessed that, right?) But one thing I want to say right upfront is that although I’m a huge fan of introverts, I’m a huge fan of extroverts, too.

Why do I mention this? Because I’m surprised by the number of books and websites that pit introverts and extroverts against each other, as if one personality type is “right” and the other is “wrong.” That’s a big mistake, because the truth is that both introverts and extroverts are terrific. And they’re both more successful when they’re trying to understand ...

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