A Concise Guide to the Best Introvert Resources Online
Introverts are aware now more than ever before that the world values an extrovert personality style. Even though the world population is nearly evenly divided 50/50 extrovert/introvert, introverts regularly find themselves feeling forced to fit into an extrovert mold to succeed. Children and adults alike, suffer. Maybe you’ve struggled with this, but you haven’t known where to turn for support and encouragement. This resource is a small start. I pray it grows as more educators and business leaders recognize the quiet strength of introverts.
1 – Quiet Revolution
Author: Susan Cain (author, TEDx speaker) and her team
Reader Focus: Primarily, parents and educators of quiet (introverted) children
Summary: (From the website)
“Quiet Revolution is a mission-based company co-founded by Susan Cain and Paul Scibetta. We are dedicated to using our innovative online platform, services, and products to inspire all personality types to rethink what “quiet” means. Our mission is to unlock the power of introverts for the benefit of us all.”
Susan Cain is the author of the wildly popular research-based book, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”. The website serves as a go-to resource for introverts and extroverts seeking a deeper understanding of what it means to live as an introvert in a world that values extroverts. Web content is primarily written to reach parents and educators of school-age children.
Podcast – Quiet: The Power of Introverts
To listen and subscribe to the podcast using iTunes, click on the iTunes button below or visit: http://www.itunes.com/quiet.
Course for Parents of Quiet Children – Parenting Quiet Kids: “How to raise a happy introvert in an extroverted world.”
Free preview of one of the 8 sessions covering 7 chapters. You may see the entire course contents listed here.
Quiz- A free 20-question quiz is available to help you determine if your child is a “quiet” introverted child and whether the training offered through their on demand course is a good fit for your family.
Reader Stories – The Quiet Revolutionaries section, which is filled with reader-submitted essays and testimonies, creates a sense of community on the site. Guidelines for submitting a story are found here.
Author: Beth Buelow, author, speaker, coach
Reader Focus: Introverted entrepreneurs, business owners
Summary: (From the website)
“The Introvert Entrepreneur is a personal and professional development company that provides services for introverts and those who live and work with them. Our goal is to create empowered, productive environments where introverts can flourish. The key to that is understanding and appreciating what it means to be an introvert in an extrovert-leaning world.”
Coaching – Beth offers her comprehensive business entrepreneur coaching services in person or via Skype or phone. Learn more about it here.
Mastermind Group – By application only
Virtual Book Group – This is an action-oriented group based upon her book. The group meets weekly for 6 weeks to support each to take action, create clear commitments, and gather news tools and resources. Read more about it here.
Books – Beth is the author of two books, Insight: reflections on the Gift of Being an Introvert, and her latest creation, The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Time
3 – Introvert Dear
Author: Jenn Granneman
Reader Focus: Anyone struggling with introversion and being a highly sensitive people.
Summary – Introvert, Dear is a reader-contributed collection of essays about life as an introvert and/or highly-sensitive person. A great emphasis on the Meyer-Briggs Type Indicator model
Highlights: The site exists to be a supportive, understanding community for all introverted and/or highly sensitive people.
Author: Michaela Chung, an introvert author, coach and entrepreneur.
Reader Focus: Coaching introverts to “unlock” charisma
Summary: Introvert Spring’s mission is to help introverts understand and LOVE your introversion and unlock your natural introvert charisma.
- Michaela has written two e-books about introversion, as well as two e-courses. Her first hard-bound book, The Irresistible Introvert released July 5th, 2016.
- A members only forum for people with the INFJ personality type
- The blog serves to help educate readers about the various types of introvert personalities.
5 – Introvert Alpha
Author: Sarah Jones
Focus: For introverted men seeking dating advice
Summary: Sarah Jones is the lead dating coach for Introvert Alpha.
Highlights: Sarah has created a coaching program to help introverted men succeed in dating women.
Can you add to this list? Is there another introvert-focused resource that you like and recommend? Which one of these resources will you most likely to use?