Monday, February 06, 2012
No, I didn't just become one on retirement from almost fifty years of preaching. I have always been an introvert.
Even though I spent years preaching, giving speeches, emceeing programs, counseling, going to parties my ideal celebration was and is a small get-together, rather than a big party. I am energized by spending time alone. I hate meetings!
How about you? Do you "zone out" if too much is going on? Are you energized by spending time alone? Is your ideal celebration a small get-together, rather than a big party?
Good. You're an introvert. You should celebrate this as an inner strength.
THERE IS POWER IN BEING AN INTROVERT IN A WORLD THAN CAN'T STOP TALKING.
I want to recommend two books to you:
THE INTROVERT ADVANTAGE: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World
By Marti Olsen Laney, Psy.D.
QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
By Susan Cain
As is always true, you may not agree with everything in these books but believe me---if you read with an open mind these books will bless your life.