The following 10 books will help you if you are one of the 30 to 50 percent of introverts who are trying to live in an extrovert-friendly world. They will help you succeed in your work, social, and love lives.
Quiet by Susan Cain
This is the best book I’ve ever read about being introverted. During this book, Cain looks at how personality has changed in the United States. He wants to know when and why extroversion became a cultural ideal. When she looks at scientific studies, she tries to figure out how introverts’ bodies work. Even though introverts aren’t used to living in a society that likes people who are more outgoing than them, she has some good advice for them.
Success as an Introvert for Dummies by Joan Pastor
In this book, you’ll learn how to stay alive and thrive in the world of work. In this book, you’ll learn how to become a confident public speaker and an effective team leader, how to ace your job interview, and how to make money as an entrepreneur. There are also chapters on how to find your own happiness and how to help your friends and kids who are introverts.
Introvert Power by Laurie Helgoe, PhD
In this book, you will learn how to stand up for yourself instead of relying on others to keep you alive. Introversion comes with its own set of strengths, and this book will show you how to use those strengths to live a happier, more productive life, even if you’re shy. With chapters like “Alone Is Not a Four-Letter Word” and “The Right to Retreat,” you know this book was written by someone who understands what it’s like to be alone.
Introverts in Love by Sophia Dembling
People say that love is a war, but for many people, the fight starts long before the three magic words are spoken, or even before the first date. In the love game, extroverts win. Speed dating to bar hopping and party mingling (online dating may be the only exception here), the game is set up to help them. This little book gives introverts advice on how to meet people at parties, deal with anxiety on the first date, and use the Internet to find love.
The Awakened Introvert by Arnie Kozak
Meditation and cognitive behavioral techniques help introverts learn how to better use their strengths and avoid their weaknesses. Included are chapters on how to navigate the social landscape, how to celebrate solitude, and how to take care of yourself in a busy world.
The Irresistible Introvert by Michaela Chung
A lot of people think of charisma as someone who is friendly, smooth, and confident. Our confidence isn’t always as strong as it could be, and we often have trouble with the first two. This book gives advice to introverts who want to be good at socializing without giving up their own personality.
Quiet Influence by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, PhD
There are a lot of people who make a big difference in the world today who are introverts. “The Six Strengths of Quiet Influence” is a book that talks about how to use “Quiet Influence” to make a difference in the world. Also in the book is the “Quiet Influence Quotient,” or QIQ, which is an assessment that helps you figure out how much you use the six strengths.
The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney, Psy.D.
For introverts who want to use their unique strengths in every area of their lives, this is another great book. It dispels some of the common myths about introverts and gives advice on how to build healthy relationships, raise kids without losing your mind, socialize without overworking yourself, and work in an extroverted setting.
The Introvert Entrepreneur by Beth Buelow
Many books have been written to help introverts do well at work, but this is the only one I know of that was written for entrepreneurs. As a business owner, you’ll need to be good at marketing, sales, and networking, no matter what kind of person you are. If you read this book, you’ll have the tools you need to be a winner.
Introvert Doodles by Maureen “Marzi” Wilson
If you want to see Maureen “Marzi” Wilson’s cartoons about living as an introvert, you can check them out on her website or follow her on Twitter. It looks like her doodles are going to be turned into a book now. Find this in December 2016.
The Secret Lives of Introverts by Jenn Granneman
If you want to read my book, you can get it from me! This introvert guide and manifesto will help you and the people in your life who are more outgoing better understand and embrace your personality type, and it will also help you. It took a lot of research and personal stories to write the book. I interviewed hundreds of introverts and looked at the most up-to-date scientific research on introversion. The Secret Lives of Introverts will not only validate your experiences as an introvert, but it will also show you how to work with your introversion rather than fight against it. This book will show you how to do this.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Greg Gaines is a senior in high school. His plan is to stay out of the public eye and make bad movies with his “kind of” friend Earl. Then, his mom makes a mess of everything by introducing him to a dying girl. They made a movie that was a big hit, and it was one of the best books for young adults.
It would be interesting to introverts because it has characters who are introverts, even though they aren’t called that.
West With the Night by Beryl Markham
Born in Britain, Beryl Markham was a rebel from the start. She grew up in Kenya’s harsh farmland and was never afraid to stand up for herself. In 1936, she took on a risky challenge: to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean, just like Amelia Earhart did a few years earlier. There are a lot of people who think West With the Night is one of the best adventure books ever written. Newsweek says it’s one of the best. The New York Times says it makes you think humans can do anything.
When an introvert sees this, he or she will be excited.
Her thoughts and feelings about culture and people are wonderful. It’s a real adventure.