Insightful book about why we are who we are, act how we act and understand others. Great for understanding coworkers, partners and children. This book will change the way I interact with others and the way I parent. Even if you don't consider yourself an introvert you certainly interact with them on a daily basis and this book will help you do that.
Thanks Susan Cain for a great book.
I heard Susan Cain speak at a conference and immediately knew the book would be valuable for both my job and in communicating with those around me. I highly recommend "Quiet" to both introverts and extroverts. It will open your mind.
I am a natural introvert. After listening to the book I feel that its OK to be an introvert. I don't have to push myself to an extrovert because extroverts are somehow 'better'. I am happier in my own skin.
The author cited study after study that helped shed light on the way introverts fit in American society, which values extroverted behavior. She included interviews and even injected her own anecdotes as specific examples, creating a narrative that's very real and engaging. An introvert myself, this book was particularly eye-opening for me because it helped explain how idiosyncrasies I thought were flaws could actually be strengths.
Near the top
It confirmed much that I know about myself.
The facility to listen as I work around the house.
I have recommended the book to several people. I feel that this information could be valuable and instructive to parents and teachers, in particular. Finally, a book/study that celebrates the introvert! I plan to listen to it again, very soon.
Tell us about yourself!
The book was well written and well narrated. Whether you are an extrovert or introvert, it is worth reading.
No; you should purchase both..
Seven habits of highly effective people
Get alone and and read it twice.
Every one should study this book.
Every chapter is thought provoking and informative. The writing style is enjoyable and the narration is well matched. I feel like I just won a get-out-of-gatherings-and-smalltalk-free-card! I'm as justified in hating it as extroverts are in craving it. Of course this is despite the fact that all my extroverted friends (who never read) will still insist that I am anti-social and hate me for choosing home-alone over their party in the shallow end.
Susan Cain's style is fluid and thoughtful. I found though the coverage didn't always flow and at times I wasn't quite sure where she was taking me.
Kathe Mazur's performance did keep the subject a live and for that I am grateful.
I finished a little underwhelmed. Don't get me wrong it was enjoyable and very interesting in parts. I just some how felt it didn't fulfill all it had promised.
Say something about yourself!
So. You think you know which one you are? Don't be so sure. I thought I was definitively one but maybe not. Either I've compensated in ways I'm not completely aware of or I've always been the other one. OR, maybe I'm in turns mostly one or mostly the other. OR....
This was a fascinating book and full of incite for both personality styles and especially for parents raising either personality style. I heartily recommend this book for parents, teachers, business managers, or anyone else who needs to get along in a world filled with both introverts and extraverts.