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If you’ve been following the blog for awhile, you probably have noticed my public declarations of being an introvert. I’m totally more comfortable being alone in the quiet than with a big crowd of people. Talking to people all day (at work or in a conference situation) is draining to me and I often need alone time to recharge. If this sounds like you (or if you have an introvert in your life that you’d like to understand better), here are some helpful resources.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain is a book that documents the science and success of introverts in an extroverted society. (See my book review here).
Also, watch Susan’s Ted Talk:
Charge Up by Claire Deane and Allie Lehman is a guide written by two entrepreneurs who are able to nurture their introverted tendencies and grow successful businesses. The guide is filled with tips and suggestions for routines that help you optimize your energy levels as an introvert.
Tara Swiger has tons of advice for crafty business owners who are introverts. See her archives on the subject here
Caring for Your Introvert is an article by Jonathan Rauch which highlights the characteristics of introverts.
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