The Happy Introvert: A Wild and Crazy Guide to Celebrating Your True Self Paperback – Jun 8 2006
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About the Author
Elizabeth Wagele is the well-known author and cartoonist of three Enneagram books. She is a frequent contributor to "The Enneagram Monthly" and advises parents on Clarence Thompson's Enneagram web site. She has also written movie reviews. A trained musician, her performance of a sonata movement from her origianl work can be heard in the movie, "The Theory of the Leisure Class." Even though she is an introvert, she enjoys playing requests, "Name That Tune", and improvising at parties. She claims that this is much easier for her than making small talk. Playing in a jazz trio helped put her through college. Elizabeth lives with her husband, Gus, in their Berkeley house where they raised their four children.
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The other day, I heard a news anchor on a major TV network disdainfully refer to a bad guy who's been in the news a lot recently as "a recluse and an introverted nut case." Read the first page
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The book look at relationships and how introverts and extroverts interact, parenting, dealing with adolescence, and the movie 'Napoleon Dynamite'. Even the way introverts are mentally 'wired' is different.
A valuable and interesting book.
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I feel I've made a new friend and the friend is me. I thought I knew who I was but I was being overly influenced by this extraverted culture we're a part of. This book helped me appreciate the positive sides of myself more by pointing out the many potentials we introverts have. And I thank the book for explaining the neurological basis for introversion and extraversion in a clear and interesting way. I've already used some of her suggestions and found them to be very practical.
I had a lot of misconceptions about this subject before I read
"The Happy Introvert." The clever cartoons hit the nail on the head. I can't wait for her next book.
The Happy Introvert is filled with nuggets of wisdom and insight which can only increase the pleasure and appreciation of our good fortune of being born an introvert. And shed light on our life experiences. One example is the difference in "processing time" needed between introverts and extraverts-- illuminating for me the basis of my general frustration in group discussions.
Would that it was required reading for both introverts and extraverts--think of the multitude of miscommunications which could be avoided if each better understood the other's verbal and body language, their needs and world view!!! The many cartoons are a delight, and add a further dimension. I will NEVER again apologize for being introverted.... thank you Ms. Wagele, where ever you are!
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