Marti Olsen Laney's The Introvert Advantage
Making the Most of your Inner StrengthseBook - 2012
"We are ripe for a cultural shift toward the okayness of introversion. It's all right for us to stop trying to fit in and to "shape up"."Dr. Marti Olsen Laney started research on introversion after realizing that she was an introvert. In an interview on Synaptic Success, Dr. Laney says that she combined research and her experience with introverted clients, who often had similar characteristics. Dr. Laney found that there were many studies on introversion in other countries, and she began linking these together to show the genetic differences between introverts and extroverts. (Interview with Marti Olsen Laney)Dr. Laney wrote this book primarily for an audience of introverts. In the Overture to her book, she writes that she wants to help introverts understand themselves and reassure them that they are not alone. However, extroverts may also find the book helpful in understanding their introverted friends and family members. Extroverts may discover and develop the self-reflective qualities of introverts.