Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Which Is Better - Being An Introvert or an Extrovert?

introvert vs extrovert


It doesn’t matter whether you’re an introvert or extrovert (also known as “extravert”).

Extroverted people are not better than introverted ones, and vice versa.

So if you come here because you feel there’s something wrong with you for being introverted, change your point of view right now. There is nothing wrong with you.

You’re not anti-social either, no matter what they say.

If you prefer reading your favorite book rather than partying, that’s ok. You don’t need to pretend what you’re not, and look for ways on “how to go from an introvert to an extrovert”.

Actually, no one is purely an introvert or extrovert. You should have some extroverted side too, even though the other side is more dominant.

If you think that you are weak and you have to be outgoing, talkative, etc to succeed, let’s take a look at these facts.

Introvert Vs Extrovert

Susan Cain, an introvert, wrote a great book called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World Which Can’t Stop Talking. If you haven’t read it, go buy it now.

According to Cain,

The introverted can:

  • Be more empathetic, because we generally love reading.
  • Be a better listener (this is also needed in the selling profession!)
  • Tend to do tasks more slowly but more cautiously and deliberately.
  • Have better concentration and make smarter decisions.
  • Be a great leader, because we tend to be motivated by a larger goal, instead of spotlight.
  • Be happier, because a study by Matthias Mehl, Ph.D from the University of Arizona found that those who are the happiest participate in far less small talk compared to the unhappiest. But of course, that doesn’t mean that extroverts are unhappy.
  • etc
If those are the introvert advantages, you should already know about the advantages of being an extrovert, right?

Plus, we are living in an extroverted world, the world that can’t stop talking as Cain says. But to make it clearer that both introvert and extrovert can both be good, I’d like to give my own examples:

The extroverted can:
  • Have a higher self-esteem.
  • Do well in careers dealing with people such as selling (although introverts can be as good).
  • Break unwanted relations easily.
  • Be more active and practical.
  • Adapt to new situations better and more quickly.
  • Tend to do tasks more quickly and make fast decisions,
  • etc
So the point is that never underestimate the power of introvert. I am an introvert, and proud of being one. Here's one TED talk about being "quiet" given by Susan Cain, which is one of my favorite talks, where she got a standing ovation:

Be yourself, appreciate and maximize your strengths.

By the way, just like most introverts, I like reading. Personally I like to read personal development materials, including Bob Proctor’s 11 Forgotten Laws :-) Awesome stuff.

Miracle Mind Method - Not Miraculous at All

Is it that miraculous?
My rating: 2/5

Review by Elsa Sakina, July 13, 2012

I was immediately attracted to the neat sales page graphic, and when the video played, I was glued. Plus, I saw that some of my Facebook friends "liked" it.

Maybe you felt the same way when you landed on the sales page.

The video presentation was delivered attractively, it's not just some guy reading a text on the screen.

Considering how professional the physical appearance of the website was, I expected Miracle Mind Method to be as great.

But I was wrong.

After I went to the download area and checked out the products, here are some facts I can give you:

1. What is this product about?

Miracle Mind Method is an information product. It is basically about using the "power of your mind" to raise your consciousness and achieve your goals.

2. Who is the creator?

It's Chris Cains, but honestly I couldn't really find who he really is. He didn't even put his photo.

It's stated that he is a "success coach" and "speaker", but I couldn't find the proof. Maybe it's just his pen name, or maybe it's not. I truly don't know.

All I know is that he is an Internet marketer who has a product called "Miracle Mind Method", and he has partnered with other online marketers to create and/or promote it.

3. What's inside the member's area?

There are some downloads:

a. There are 14 PDF files (7 notes and 7 worksheets) each with 7 audio companions.

If you ask me about the audios, honestly I think the quality isn't that good. It's not recorded professionally, maybe just a person talking in front of his computer, so different from Joe Vitale's The Awakening Course or other audiobooks you can purchase online.

b. You will also get a "Personal Success Journal" PDF, which is a 4-page PDF to help you focus on your goals. There are columns you can fill out with your own achievements, progress, etc.

c. A "Quick Start Guide" PDF. Like its name, it's a quick 11-page guide about the whole Miracle Mind Method program.

d. Miracle Mind Method Trigger Cards.

They are 7 PDF mind maps, just like Tony Buzan's one.

There are quiet a lot of materials there, but to me they're boring and seem like a "school homework".

3. The price?

On the original page it says $37. But try leaving the page, and you might get discounts (I tried it, and it went down to $17).

But it doesn't stop there. If you click the buy button, Chris will upsell you with "Super Achiever Coaching Club" ($47 per month) and "Golden Inner Circle" ($30 per month - I don't know what they are, didn't buy them.

4. What if I bought and didn't like it?

Just ask for a refund to Clickbank, the payment processor. They will most likely refund your purchase if you ask within 60 days.

5. Conclusion?

I personally don't recommend it.

For me, nothing beats The Awakening Course. If you want to buy something, then make sure it is from someone that is credible, not some unknown person claiming to be a coach.

But of course, it's up to you.