Extremely redundant. You can cut the book in half and not lose anything of value. Too many unnecessary anecdotes. The message and most insight is achieved the first half, then she continues on and on repeating her self with nearly no new and or interesting supporting data. I don't regret reading it, but i would have appreciated a more concise discussion. Read the first half; then move on.
The book itself is a wonderful piece that explores the world of introverts and extroverts. Even though the book is tailored to introverts, the Susan Cain does not favour one type too heavily over the other. Kathe Mazur does an excellent reading of the book. Her soft-spoken voice helps to really bring the content to life and was the perfect choice.
Very insightful, with practical ideas when working, socializing, or parenting someone wherever they are on the spectrum from introvert to extravert.
This book has explained a lot of the "troubles" I had growing up. How I tried to fit in and put on a happy face only to still feel empty and misunderstood.
Whether you consider yourself enough an introvert or an extrovert, this book will help you not only to understand the people around you but how to work and live together with people who view the world differently.
I especially appreciate the last chapter, when you are parenting an introverted child.
the length. i found it super interesting for the first 4 chapters or so. after that, it was just repetitive and like beating a dead horse.
I have never read a book that described the way I feel on a daily basis in such a thoughtful way. This book described my traits and personality exactly. Learned slit about myself. Absolutely loved it.
I loved this book. I am an introvert, and listening to this book gave me more insight into who I am as well as how to empower myself in a world of extroverts. This may seem like hyperbole to most, but I am not exaggerating. Working in and around southern politics, I am around many extroverts, and I look forward to being able to put to use what I learned from this book.
Insightful and thought provoking. Wonder what that says about me? I am about to listen to it again. And I have already recommended this book to many people over there last week.
Everything, the content of course. I found the reader rather enjoyable and well paced, I was amazed by her clarity. But most importantly, the groundbreaking idea of relearning how to see each other as we are, not as the main trend may want us to be, and be respectful of what we see, for the richness lies in variety, and rich we are.
I think I am a mix, I do not know, but I loved every aspect of the book. My 5 year old daughter is an introvert I think, I hope I do the concepts on this book justice by applying some of its ideas to my relationship with her and our family. Thank you.