Monday, December 31, 2007

Another listing of famous introverts

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.


Davidlind said...

I'm running out of gas Mark. By the end of Christmas I just want to stay in my room and blog. My wife has one relative, a 30 something guy, who has to be the center of attention at all times. He goes on and on and he started hanging on me when he was here. I could smell the cigarettes and I was not happy. At dinner I was trying to eat and he was talking of course and actually said something about me being "boring" in front of our whole family. Because introverts dont have diahrea of the mouth I guess.

Mark Dykeman said...

@davidlind - ah, but you can immortalize that relative through your blog. You just did in mine!

mandy said...


Mark Dykeman said...

@mandy - I KNOW! Isn't that so bizarre? But the article said that Barbara was an introvert...