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Myth-Busting—The Real Difference Between Introverts & Extroverts & Meet the Ambivert

I’ve always considered myself an introvert, despite the crazy hair and performing arts as a kid. Kristen Lamb talks about the ambivert and it rings beautiful bells to me.

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Actual photo of Kristen in high school (Image via Flikr Creative Commons wwarby) Actual photo of Kristen in high school (Image via Flikr Creative Commons wwarby)

I made it home on Monday afternoon from presenting at the Tuscon Book Festival, one of the largest book festivals in the world. To meet me at the conference, one would never suspect I’m actually an introvert. Yet, even after two days of sleep, I’m shaking from fatigue. This morning I had to get Hubby to bring The Spawn to school because I simply don’t have enough energy to be safe on the road. I spent all of it at the conference giving (what I hoped) were unforgettable presentations.

Many believe the extrovert is the ideal speaker, yet introverts have a way of channeling energy from themselves to others. When people leave my sessions, they often feel supercharged, like they can take over the world. I love that. It’s what I’m going for…but this comes at a…

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