Quiet is a wonderful book for looking deeper into the quality of introversion and understanding how it can be harnessed in our extroverted society. It is well written and researched touching on the lives of introverts and the characteristics of introversion in a holistic and meaningful way. It is an uplifting read for any introvert and a window into the life of being an introvert for extroverts.
Research seems spot on and I would recommend for anyone that every felt different and would rather be alone that not.
Only issue I had with it is that it focused a bit too much on introverts being shy and having trouble coping in groups. Not being assertive etc.
I think they many people will have the temperament but learned to adapt through life. I wonder if that means they're more of an ambivert?
The narrator had a pleasant voice and it was easy to understand while listening to her.
The book opened my mind to be more compassionate about different people behaviors.
The information was very good. I listened straight through over a period of 3 days. Performance was a little monotone and the story was long but again information valuable.
The book itself is amazing, my perspective has changed. I know why I behave in a spesific way now. I read other people's behaviours' subtitle when they act a bit unexpected. I am certainly an introvert but I believe every single person on the planet can benefit from reading (or listening) this book, especially when raising a child.
But I did not enjoy the narrator that much. Maybe because I am not a native english speaker but I enjoyed several other audiobooks. She sounds a bit too calm and quiet (did I mention I was an introvert myself?). I like calm voices even when I don't understand every single word because of the traffic (colin firth-the end of the affair) but the narrators voice was colorless, in my opinion.
I have a window cleaning & janitorial business that has me working solo much of my time so I enjoy listening to books (nonfiction) as I work
I loved the concept that I don't have to be outgoing afterall
She is one of the best narrators I've heard. Sounds very much like Malcom Gladwell.
I really enjoyed listening to this book. The author covers so much interesting information about introverts that I can't wait to listen to this books again because I'm sure different facts will stick the next time.
She discuses how our introverted nature shows up in a high reactive child, why introverts sometimes thrive in a very outgoing type job and how introverts and extroverts can learn to not only get along, but appreciate and benefit from each others personalities.
I'm an introvert myself and now I know better how to give myself space to be myself but not limit what I can do.