It was very distracting to hear every single tongue movement of the narrator during the first minutes of the book. It sounded like the mic was inside her mouth. After a while, it either got better or I tuned it out.
Other than that I enjoyed the insights of the book and found a lot of the experiences the author mentioned very similar to mine.
Great takeaway tips and techniques to navigate the sea of talkers that is our culture. It's wonderful when someone can materialize into words what you've felt your whole life.
Yes, I would recommend. The book helps people better understand others and allow them to communicate better, creating a more efficient work environment, a better way to raise kids, improving/saving relationships, and make yourself a better person for it.
The explanation of Asian vs European being Introvert vs Extrovert
I've got a few people that I'm going to share this book to
I originally was not going to read this book because I assumed it was going to be like every other "it's okay to be an introvert" book that talks about how you need all sorts to make a world. I have read that book/article way too many times to read another. I finally gave in when the book was popping up everywhere and on everyone's recommendation lists. I was happily surprised to find that it is much less a self help book then it is a research review on all the studies that have been conducted around introversion and when combining all this research and studies together what that might mean for optimal classrooms, work environments, parenting and many other situations. Where there is the classic "there is nothing wrong with your child/self if they/you are introverted it talks about the more practical side and what studies have to say about optimal levels of stimulation and finding that for every individual or even couple. Great book with loads of NEW and interesting information.
I find myself to be a bit of an ambivert, though through reading this I discovered I do lean more towards introversion than extroversion. The insight Susan Cain provides is powerful and on point. This audio book is a great listen. Good flow, great articulation. When I would rewind, it was only because I wanted to hear again the point she was making (because they were so good)! I would highly recommend this to anyone.
This book was a great insight into my shy and reserved students! I now have some general understanding, and actual tools to deploy in the classroom.