This book takes an in depth look at the mind of introverts. It compares and contrasts the similarities and differences of introverts and extroverts. Spending time breaking the stereotypical molds that tend to push introverts further into the corners we are so comfortable in.
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This book was a great review of the introvert's ID. It expertly reviews the unconscious motivations for an introvert. For me personally, it further validates who I am as an introvert and the purposeful meaning behind my demeanor. For those who say this is bashing extroverts, I just have one thought to express. I'm ashamed to live in a society where I have to read in a book that who I was born as naturally is purposeful and meaningful. No one in my life has ever given me permission to be myself in all my introverted glory. Everyone loves an extrovert but few stop to understand the introverted child.
This book should be read in a manner that allows for the topics and concepts to be carefully absorbed by the reader and processed with the clearest critical thinking skills you can muster.
A most insightful research into the impact of truly thoughtful people versus those who allowing their mouths loose without sufficient introspection of what is worthy of saying. This should be mandatory reading for all Trump supporters. Apologies for bringing this up during contentious politically charged times, but then again, what better time is there to consider such an incredibly "in your face" example of typically emotionally, electric confrontation 24/7 as opposed to attempting to rein in one's emotions to be in tune with and less discordant with many of your other statements, accusations, and gross insults. Not that "the Donald" doesn't say some things truly worth considering. He is unquestionably the most interesting character in the world today, in good part because he seems to prefer not thinking before speaking. But is that worth making the court jester the ultimate leader of the Free World? Ah, for a little bit more "quiet", and less interesting times!
If you are an introvert, or at least you regard yourself as one, it is a must-hear audiobook. Highly useful book for understanding introverts and extroverts, mainly certain chapters were great such as Difference between American and Asian society, Roots of Wall Street fall in 2008 and reasoning what is the reason why people are introverts from biological point of view.
Yes. The book offers insights that are definitely worth hearing again. Some of her examples would benefit from a second listen.
Cain's research regarding the societal acceptance of introversion in the United States vs Asia. Its remarkable how prized it is to demonstrate extroversion in the US, where as in Asia, quiet intellectualism and introverted values are highly respected. I wish the United States respected the quiet wisdom and intellectualism of introverts more.
The quality of her voice exemplified the essence of "Quiet". She has a soft, and soothing tone that I enjoyed. Although, to a distracted listener in a busy environment, her voice may fade into the surrounding commotion.
I would recommend this book to anyone willing to reflect on their own personality or to those who wish to understand the interworkings of the minds of introverts. I wish I had read this book sooner! It would have been such a huge gift while I was in high school trying to understand why I am the way I am and why others are the way they are.