I’m thrilled to announce the release of my book The Power of Misfits: How to Find Your Place in a World You Don’t Fit In.

I wrote it for all introverts, loners, socially anxious people, and deep thinkers who, like myself, feel like they don’t belong in modern society.

As a socially anxious introvert, I always felt different and puzzlingly disconnected from other people. This led me to an interest in psychology and topics like human behavior, introversion, social anxiety, and the concept of belonging.

A few years ago, I wrote a few articles on these topics where I described my experiences:

When a flood of positive feedback came in response to my articles, I realized that there were far more introverts and loners out there than I had imagined. All of these people had an immense need to feel understood, and they struggled with the same issues as I did.

This is what inspired me to write this book to help as many fellow misfits as possible find their unique place in this extroverted world.

What is The Power of Misfits about and who is it for?

This book is about and for introverts and loners who feel like they don’t fit in anywhere. It is for people who feel deeply frustrated and alien to this world, like they don’t belong here. It is for all those who find themselves opposing conventional beliefs and society’s values.

The Power of Misfits won’t turn you into a leader, a people person, the life of the party. It will teach you something much more important: how to be the authentic you and find your place in a world you don’t fit in.

It aims to show you how to turn the supposedly negative characteristics of your personality into your greatest strengths.

The book contains an extensive analysis of the different types of ‘misfits’, their traits, and emotional states. It explains the reasons why some people find it particularly hard to fit into society and connect with other human beings.

The Power of Misfits also offers a number of practical solutions for dealing with negative emotional states and self-deprecating thoughts. The book provides helpful strategies for discovering your calling, finding your tribe, and reconnecting with those around you.

Editor’s review

For those just discovering that their introversion has a name, The Power of Misfits will provide a sense of solidarity and guidance from one who had to learn it all for herself. It is a clear and engaging read, drawing on experience and observation, and finding support in scientific papers.

Anna LeMind has succeeded in producing a self-help guide for those wishing to learn more about their introversion without having to wade through the murky waters of the scientific literature. More importantly, she talks to her readers as a much-needed friend, sympathetic to their struggles and on hand to provide practical ways forward.

Caroline Hindle, editor

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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Deb

    I must read your book; maybe it will give me some insight as to what’s going on wih me… I recently took a trip to visit with my few remaining relatives and realized I don’t even fit in with the people I love most! I felt slightly traumamtized afterward and have been rather depressed since the visit.

    1. Anna LeMind, B.A.

      I believe and hope that my book could indeed help you. A large part of it is focused on emotional states and personality traits that leave someone feeling alienated from other people, including one’s family members.

  2. Don

    This is good to hear. I’ve always enjoyed your articles and have learned from them. Being an introvert who has always felt alone, I’m interested. I’ll wait for the paperback – love books.

    1. Anna LeMind, B.A.

      Thanks for being a loyal reader, Don! I will let you know here in the comments when the paperback is available.

    2. Anna LeMind, B.A.

      Hi Don, the paperback is available now

  3. Bartolo Ansaldi

    Hi Anna, I’m reading your book and I’m surprised by how deeply you know me. In every page, you are able to explain my personality to me, more than I could do. It’s a great book, thank you for writing it!

    1. Anna LeMind, B.A.

      Hi Bartolo, thank you for reading, and I’m very glad that my book has helped you make sense of your personality! Hopefully, it will also help you find your place in this extroverted world! If you don’t mind, please also leave a review at Amazon when you finish reading!


  4. Don

    Hi Anna, received the book a couple weeks ago, will be able to start reading soon.

  5. Christina Chabana Makoala

    I need this book hopefully its going to change my life and my son also have to read this book

  6. J

    I recently came across your book and this site. Really enjoying both. When you mentioned the lack of formal research into solitude v loneliness a book came to mind that I read many years ago – ‘A book of Silence’ by Sara Maitland – I think a lot of introverted/sensitive types would really enjoy it.

    1. Anna LeMind, B.A.

      Thank you for reading!

  7. Aidan McFerris

    Unfortunately, this is based on the human beings view of the world and our consciousness. The thing is, we are not humans having spiritual experiences. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. We are here for an average of 70 years. If you understand that we are infinite beings, that is a teensy amount of time we spend here! It’s no wonder we don’t feel like we belong here! We do NOT belong here! THIS is the dimension/reality that is foreign to us! #LoveandLight Love your site!

  8. Aidan McFerris

    Ugh! I’ve just noticed the comment about The Book of Silence! That has induced e to add another comment because that is invaluable! Every answer to every question you have ever had is already inside of you! The answers are written into our very DNA! However, our consciousness or spirit self speaks in whispers. If you want to truly know yourself you must learn to quiet your mind so you can really hear yourself! Now, if you are like me and find meditation difficult, you will be happy to discover that there are many ways to “meditate” or, as I like to call it, “Have a conversation with my innate self.” I do this best when taking walks in nature. Grounding yourself really helps! I hope this helps.

  9. missymoor77

    My experience is very much like Deb’s….I recently reconnected with family members over a series of phone calls and after the first felt there was nothing much that I had in common nor felt a connection with except our DNA! I couldn’t relate with any of their life experiences, interests etc. I also struggled to keep conversation as I soon noticed we had absolutely nothing much in common. I felt like an outsider or alien and was completely awkward and uncomfortable not knowing what to say. My personality may be the reason as I am an introvert/empath/melancholy. It has been a couple of weeks now since I made contact and I feel like I have wobbly legs just after getting off a roller coaster ride having experienced a traumatic ride that has left me dazed, confused and very down in the dumps and questioning who I am and where do I belong! Its made me feel like I need to check into a health retreat just to regroup my thoughts and emotions.

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