Laurie Helgoe, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, educator and author. She specializes in personality theory and the relationship between personality and culture. Her recent book Fragile Bully, explores the relationship between narcissism and American political and interpersonal discourse (Diversion Books, 2019). She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength (Sourcebooks, 2013, 2008), which is published in seven 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. 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 a Clinical Assistant Professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Division, where she supervised psychiatry residents in psychotherapy techniques. She also served as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Sciences Division Chair at Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia. Dr. Helgoe authors a blog for PsychologyToday.com entitled Introvert Power: Food for the Inner Life. She is also a professional oil painter.