I plan to buy a copy of Marti Laney's book The Introvert Advantage. I will review it here after having had a chance to read it.
In the interim, here's yet another list of famous introverts. It seems that introversion is no great handicap to being successful in the entertainment businsess.
You know who surprised me by being on this list? Here's a few names:
Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Christina Aguilera, Johnny Carson, Barbara Walters (?!?)
Barbara Walters? An introvert? I would never have expected that.
Christina Aguilera? Really? Go figure! On the other hand, she hasn't gotten into the same hijinks as other young female pop stars whose names I won't mention... maybe introversion is good for you!
Johnny Carson?!? NO WAY!
These people certainly are mighty and successful in many ways, but would you have ever pictured them to be mighty introverts?
There are other names on that list that seem more likely to be introverts than the people that I listed above. Check them out.