I really enjoyed this book. Being and working with a lot of introverts it provided a lot of research based insights. I enjoy learning about the psychology behind personality. The Quiet is somewhat similar to The Sociopath Next Door (Unabridged). If you like to learn what makes people tic this is one for you.
I'm a consummate extrovert, and my wife--and two daughters--are not. this helped me with them, and also at the hospital and medical school where I teach, on a variety of levels. If you find yourself dominating conversations and getting frustrated with people who don't answer you, this book might be very useful to give you insight into not only the people you work with, live with, and love, but into yourself, too.
when the book describes the emotional drain socializing puts on introverts.
Revealing and insightful
As a non-fiction work, characters are not the focus of the book, but Ms.Cain did a deft job of weaving together pieces of research with everyday observations.
Her performance as smooth... with a voice well matched the the subject matter.
There's a distinct difference between being quiet and shy.
A consistent working definition of "shyness". It seemed to change as the need to apply research to this concept was twisted to support the thesis.
After listening to Quiet you almost definately look at introversy with different eyes. And if you are introvert yourself, you probably feel a lot better about yourself.
This book moves my personality from vice to character. The author beautifully shows that society is dependant on and harvests greatly from all different personality types.
I enjoyed Susan Cain's TED talk and decided to pick this up to hear her elaborate on the topic of introverts.
As I am one myself I was curious as to where the scientific community where in their understanding of the subject.
Susan obviously is extremely biased in her praise for introversion but does attempt to balance her opinions out with warnings throughout the narrative.
Those that are introverts will enjoy listening to this as there will be many "ah ha" moments for them.
"Know thyself" is one reason alone to pick this up.
I feel like the author is very defensive about being quiet.
I find the book disappointing due to her be so defensive.
Intelluctual, thought provoking.
The new approach and the gripping information.
I liked the review of the famous people who are introverts.
Extrovert versus introvert.
Well written and unbiased, it is particularly gripping for people who are curious about social skills.
A journalist's view of introversion, everything from psychology stuides to attend Harvard Business School campus, to her own experience as a attorney. Down to earth and well written Recommended for innies and outies!