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Psychology Today column by Dr. Laurie Helgoe

Dr. Laurie Helgoe, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, educator and author, with a special interest in the relationship between personality and culture. She is author of the critically acclaimed book, Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength (Sourcebooks, 2013, 2008), which is published in six languages. Dr. Helgoe advocates for the widespread recognition that introversion is a natural disposition that, when respected, permits individuals to flourish creatively, work productively, and form enduring and meaningful relationships. Her newest book, Fragile Bully: Understanding Our Destructive Affair with Narcissism in the Age of Trump (Diversion Books, March 12, 2019), explores the relationship between narcissism and American political and interpersonal discourse. Dr. Helgoe also authored the Psychology Today cover story, “Revenge of the Introvert,” wrote an expert contribution for the textbook, Contemporary Organizational Behavior in Action (Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2016), and has been quoted in several national and international publications including the Wall Street Journal.


Dr. Helgoe served as an Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Ross University School of Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Sciences Division Chair at Davis & Elkins College. Dr. Helgoe authors a blog for 

entitled Introvert Power: Food for the Inner Life. She connects with readers through the Introvert Power and Fragile Bully pages on Facebook. 


Dr. Helgoe is also a professional oil painter. View her creations in this site's gallery .


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Dr. Helgoe's insights are featured in reports for The Wall Street Journal, and she serves as an expert for Well+Good Media. She authored the cover story, “Revenge of the Introverts" for the September-October 2010 issue of Psychology Today, and has contributed to print and digital media such as Parent’s Magazine,,, Real Simple Family, Oprah.comBody+Soul Magazine, Seventeen, The Arizona, and


Helgoe has been a television guest and commentator on affiliates for ABC, NBC, and CBS, and has been interviewed dozens of times on radio stations and podcasts nationwide. She is a frequent invited keynote speaker for professional and educational conferences. Her books include: Fragile Bully; Introvert Power, recipient of a Publishers Weekly starred review; The Anxiety Answer Book; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Raising Boys;  The Boomer’s Guide to Dating (Again); and The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Breaking Up.


Helgoe and her husband (an extrovert!) reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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