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Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, counselor, and life coach. Her newest release is The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs You to Be You. She's also wife to Mark, Mom to Lovelle, and Nana to Eula and Clem.

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  1. I pre order mine, I sure hope I get all the bonuses.
    I’ve been so looking forward to this!
    Peace and Love!

  2. Hi, Holly! I’ve enjoyed your articles for a long time now, but I never realised that you were an introvert until reading this post. I am as well. Very much so. haha

    I ordered the book & am looking forward to it, as well as to the bonus materials & the course.

    Being an introvert was always something I knew was part of me, & I’ve always embraced it. There have been times, though, of course, when I wondered how God could use me as an introvert. Keeping to myself a lot of the time, preferring to be out in nature or with animals over being with people much of the time, it took me a long time to realise that God could use me in one-on-one relationships as opposed to larger group settings, & I could spend time in prayer when I’m on my own. Also, loving to read & study is a plus as it helps with I’m studying the Word. I’m often quite content to be still & to focus on whatever I’m doing at the time.

    God has created me & you & all the other introverts to be as we are for His purpose, & He can use us in powerful ways in ways that extroverts can’t be used. Of course extroverts have their place & have great purpose as well. As you said, introverts & extroverts have our differences, but they’re complimentary to each other. Both are needed, just as all parts of the body are needed.

    Thanks for this article, & I look forward to more from you.

  3. Holley,

    I took the introvert test & found out I’m roughly about 90% introvert. I grew up shy-mostly due to two punctured ear drums. Always been one to love small groups of people 1-10 people at most. Over the past 5 years or so I’ve come out of my shell a lot more-(both eardrums got fixed). I sense I’m like you in a lot of ways. Very empathetic towards people. That’s why my job as ICU Step Down Clerical is a great fit for me. I can help CNAs, RNs, patients & families during their stay at hospital. I also love spending time at home alone or with hubby watching TV or talking. One week I walked into church & the noise level was so loud with many conversations going on. I wanted to walk back out. Can’t take all that noise at once. To much stimuli for my brain. Thanks for doing the research & writing the book. So good to know the major differences between introverts & extroverts. Also interesting to find out some famous people who are introverts.

    Blessings 🙂