Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength
In other words, we place the source of problems within and blame ourselves. Introverts internalize problems; we like to take things inside and work on them there. Extroverts prefer to externalize and deal with problems interactively. Because of this difference, introverts may seem psychologically burdened, while extroverts spread the burden around and seem healthier—from an extroverted standpoint.
But note that I said introverts like to take problems inside.
Sure, an introvert can overdo it, but so can the extrovert who feels compelled to express every unresolved thought or emotion. The former gets depressed or anxious and goes to therapy; the latter sends others to therapy.
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Your power is in your nature. The problem is that you have become alienated from your nature -- from your power source. Any more than that, and the dynamic becomes competitive. But in doing so, we lose access to ourselves. From this defensive position, we may feel that our only options are to practice extroversion, go underground, or go crazy.
If it were up to me, everyone would probably just sit around talking about mysteries of the universe.
But if the therapist concludes that the child has a social phobia, the treatment of choice is to increasingly expose her to the situations she fears. This behavioral treatment is effective for treating phobias — if that is truly the problem. She not only is pulled away from her home, she is supposed to like it. In stock online. Available in stores. April 20, Available for download.
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Dr. Laurie Helgoe | Introvert Power
Click the Internet Zone. If you do not have to customize your Internet security settings, click Default Level. Laurie Helgoe, PhD, is a writer, psychologist, part-time actor, and model-and introvert. This is her fifth book. Laurie A Helgoe. Sourcebooks, Inc. Solitude is strength. Introversion is power. The Mistaken Identity.
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