Introverts in the Church book part 3

December 29th, 2011

As I have mentioned in previous post I am reading Adam S. McHugh’s book Introverts in the Church. You can find my previous posts on it here – introduction, part 1 & part 2.

In today’s post I thought I would share a list of things he describes as common attributes of Introverts on page 42.

  • Prefer to relax alone or with a few close friends
  • Consider only deep relationships as friends
  • Need rest after outside activities,even ones we enjoy
  • Often listen but talk a lot about topics of importance to us
  • Appear calm, self-contained and like to observe
  • Tend to think before we act or speak
  • May prefer a quiet atmosphere
  • Experience our minds going blank in groups or under pressure
  • Don’t like feeling rushed
  • Have great powers of concentration
  • Dislike small talk
  • Are territorial – desire private space and time
  • May treat their homes as their sanctuaries
  • Prefer to work on own rather than a group
  • May prefer written communication
  • Do not share private thoughts with many people

Again I relate to many of these things on the list. People who know me personally could probably go down the list and tick them off one by one!

If you relate to a number of things on the list above, then this book might be helpful for you. It will help you to accept yourself as you are and allow you to move out into the world with greater understanding of how you are wired.

This will probably be my last post on the book. I am tempted to pass on things I find and relate to, but I don’t want to share too much because it might be more beneficial for you to buy the book if you relate to what I have shared so far.

God Bless,

Dave