Book Review: The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World by Sophia Dembling

Book Review: The Introvert's Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World by Sophia Dembling

Publisher: Penguin

Genre: Non-Fiction, Psychology

Rating: 🌟

This book about introversion was profoundly disappointing.

After having recently read ‘The Highly Sensitive Person;’ by Elaine Aron and all of the immense insights this book contained, I felt that The Introvert’s Way was lacking in psychological insights and research and was instead focused on flimsy personal anecdotes and ideas rather than evidence.

I found the style of writing to be entertaining, conversational and light-hearted, however a lack of any substance to this book soon turned me off it after only a few chapters.

A better title for this book: An Introvert’s Way

This is a book written about introversion according to one woman’s experience of it, rather than an extensive evidence-based look at how all of the different kinds of introverts experience the world. As a result things that piss of the author – for example being at a party or around loud music – I completely can’t relate to. Everyone is different after all and we all have things that stress us and things that we are fine with. This critical difference isn’t really well explained in this book.

As this is a book about one person’s experience of introversion and her own traits, life and experiences being an introvert, this book very rapidly becomes boring. I am glad it was a library borrow and not a purchase.

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