Okay, so I had a lovely, well thought out post about this book all written and ready to go, complete with half a dozen of my favorite quotes from the book. It was such a good book! I related to it so much! There were sentences in it that felt like the author was describing my life! And then… I locked myself out of my website (don’t ask how; I’m still figuring out the details of hosting my own website) and had to reinstall WordPress, and although I had a backup of my website saved, I couldn’t upload it to WordPress or extract the file I needed, so I had to go with a previous version, which contained almost every book review I’ve ever written… except this one.
If I hadn’t read this book almost two months ago, and if I hadn’t removed all my quote markers and returned it to the library the day after I wrote the review, I would have tried to recreate the post. It was so good, so thorough! But I can’t, so here’s an incredibly brief summary that doesn’t come close to doing justice to this wonderful book.
The Introvert’s Way is a lovely, insightful book about being an introvert–what it means, how it plays out, how you can explain your needs to others, and when you need to push yourself out of your comfort zone. It talks a little about highly sensitive people (HSP) and how that relates to being an introvert. As someone who is strongly introverted myself (I’m an INFJ, if you go in for Myers-Briggs), I totally related to what Sophia Dembling said and how she described the struggles introverts face. I learned, and I also felt comforted that I wasn’t the only one who feels that way.
If you’re an introvert, or if you care for an introvert, definitely read this book. I’m going to have to pick it up again soon, if only to find those quotes that I loved so much!
Rating: Re-read Worthy