How To Be An Introvert In An Extrovert World

Michele Connolly

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GENRE

FUNNY MEMOIR OTHER

    Core Theme

    OVERCOMING A STIGMA AND ACCEPTING YOURSELF.

    TIME PERIOD

    Contemporary

    COMPARABLE TITLES

    'FREAKS AND GEEKS', 'ATYPICAL', 'SEX EDUCATION', 'ZOMBIELAND'

    CHARACTER LIST

    • MICHELE CONNOLLY: 40. LEAD, THE AUTHOR HERSELF. ASPIRING, COMPLEX, FUNNY. STANDS FOR ANY MAN OR WOMAN WHO GAINS SELF ACCEPTANCE AS A SHY PERSON WHO GETS ANXIOUS AROUND OTHERS.

    Logline

    Confessions, impressions, and painful lessons from my introvert life.

    Target Audiences

    Age: 35-54,18-34

    Target Gender: Female Leaning

    Setting

    Sydney

    Based on a True Story

    Yes

    Publishing Details

    Status: Yes: self-published

    Publisher: Lounder MInds

    Year Published: 2018

    Starting Description

    Do you long for alone time? Feel pressured by social demands? Wear an extrovert mask to get through life? Then these stories will help you see there's nothing wrong with being an introvert.

    Ending Description

    You'll laugh at my experiences as you learn how to cope with introvert challenges - like other people’s expectations, feeling overwhelmed, being misjudged, needing solitude, dealing with introvert overload, and handling intrusive people. And you'll celebrate the pleasures of the introvert life.

    Group Specific

    Introverts - and those who find them inscrutable

    Hard Copy Available

    Yes

    ISBN

    EPUB: 9781925786231 ; POD: 9781925786248

    Mature Audience Themes

    Information not completed

    Plot - Other Elements

    Philosophical Questions,Meaningful Message

    Plot - Premise

    Other

    Main Character Details

    Name: Michele

    Age: 40

    Gender: Female

    Role: Protagonist

    Key Traits: Aspiring,Complex,Funny

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    Development Pitch

    Extroverts by their nature are more visible and vocal than introverts. They are film and TV protagonists, darlings of the media, the ones we notice at meetings and dinner parties. Even how we picture happiness is an extrovert ideal - social, active, fun-loving. All this can leave introverts - estimated to be perhaps half the population - feeling there’s something very wrong with them. My book could become a series of small tales that are funny and uplifting for all the introverts out there (who are, let's face it, probably at home, on the sofa, looking for something to watch that speaks to them). Tales showing that introversion is a personality type, not a mental illness. That it can be a source of strength and happiness.

    Brief

    Non-fiction. Confessions, impressions, and painful lessons from the author’s introvert life. Everyone has a socializing vs. solitude sweet spot and we all feel happier when we are close to our equilibrium. How to reach it?

    What We Liked

    - The Author has an enjoyable and humorous writing style and the subject matter is
    relatable - a strong and entertaining voice that gets the point across;
    - There is no story to directly adapt, however, a story can be drawn with inspiration from
    the Author's tone, writing style and insights given in the book;
    - The lead can be a normal person navigating his/her life using the advice and techniques
    to avoid the stress of everyday situations, or it could be a person in extraordinary
    circumstances, desperate to get out of them, and daydreaming about escape;
    - Comedy would be a natural genre;
    - If adapted and developed for series, the protagonist would have to deal with a different
    event each episode that he/she would try to make through without losing their minds;
    - If adapted, the protagonist would be forced to endure an event or series of events, but
    with a big reward at the end, perhaps a romantic partner or a job.

    Synopsis

    The author states a vast list of rules and situations for better living, such as 'You shouldn’t take a fatalistic view of yourself,' 'Do not compare yourself to others and feel inferior, 'Don’t listen to other’s advice on how to come out of your shell’ and ‘Don’t expect others to understand.' Her goal is to establish a state of mind before the reader goes on to understand the actual science behind being an introvert. Their brains are literally different. Extroverts have a lower baseline of arousal. If not stimulated enough they can get depressed, bored, uncomfortable. Introverts have a higher baseline of arousal and if there’s too much stimulation they can become anxious and uncomfortable. Introverts don’t need to be pulled out of their shell.

    The book is comprised of independent sections, all about how an introverted person sees the world and how he or she can better function in various different situations. By using practical examples from everyday life, and pop culture in general, the author paints a wider picture based on scenes and sequences, which play out like a little film/series already.

    Her manifest includes: The Five Stages of Cancelling Plans, Eight Secret Reasons Introverts Make Great Leaders, Newton’s Three Laws of Introvert Motion, How To Make it Through Group Exercise Classes, 18 Amazing Inventions for Introverts, 37 Proverbs for Introverts, The Introverts Guide to Networking Events, Seven Ingenious Apps, and An Introvert Dictionary.

    Films and television shows such as "Freaks and Geeks", "Atypical", "Sex Education", and "Zombieland" are similar to the source material, and provide a glimpse into the way it can be adapted. The film "Zombieland" was provided as an example due to how the film portrays "survival rules for a zombie apocalypse" -- this technique could be used in an adaptation for this book. The shows listed are similar to the book in regards to the "coming-of-age" aspect of the material. The readers of this book are growing like the protagonists of these shows.

    About The Author

    Michele Connolly is the founder of popular websites Louder Minds and Get Organized Wizard. She has a BA in Psychology and has written a thesis on personality and happiness.