Quiet is a book that all people working in the field of education should read. In education, we often discuss and determine different types of inclusionary processes, which we believe considers all types of learners. From Quiet, I've realized that often those discussions focus on students learning styles or intellectual needs, but there is an additional quality that needs to be included in the discussion.
It was wonderful. I learned so much about myself. It was well presented and organized. Each chapter brought new ideas that led me to "ah ha" moments. I finished feeling very empowered in my introvertness. I had many take aways of tools to use to be a better member of society while also taking care of myself well.
This is such an entertaining book - from start to finish!
The substance is solid and the reader was enjoyable. This was my second time reading it and I'll probably read it one more time before i pass it on
I wish this book was written years ago when I was starting out in life! I felt like this book was written for me. I kept saying "yes" that is me! I am so glad to know I'm not alone in the world. I grew up with siblings who are extroverts,and I often was looked over. While I was observing, my brother was talking. This came to pass years later when my brother was " still talking" and I was actually " doing". This book is amazing and I will buy a copy for my daughter!
"A good book is the best contentment has"
I like the way the author approached her research. She revealed some interesting facts and misconceptions about introverts based in scientific research.
The science behind it.
Kathe was good. She, like all narrators, helps you keep your hands free to do other things while listening.
That introverts are more sensitive to environmental stimuli.
This book just popular enough that everyone knows the title and few have read the book. People should actually read it. It is more than just the next hot thing. It is a good book.
I'm an Extrovert married to an Introvert and I didn't understand him at all! This book helped me understand him and his style of communicating.
I learned that Introverts really can't think on their feet like we Extroverts do. In a conversation I cannot pressure my husband - I need to be more patient and give him time to process in his own way.
I learned about how to understand and deal with Introverts.
Thought I would learn a lot about communicating with introverts. Not what this book's about. It's to make real introverts feel justified and even good about themselves. (I never thought we shouldn't!)
The modern world is one that rewards assertive, extroverted, and (lets face it) aggressive people. The author makes the argument that 1/3 to 1/2 of the people in the world are introverted: and more importantly, we need them.
The book does the somewhat obvious by telling us how important the quiet folks are, especially in a world where technology makes the face-to-face interactions a little less important.
More helpful is the rest of the book: how does a quiet person interact with the world? How do you "fake" being an extrovert when needed? How do you manage quiet employees? How do you help your quiet child interact in the loud world?
From discussion about the physiological reasons for introversion, to monitoring (and modifying) this behavior in order to function in the extroverts world.
A great book for those looking to understand and appreciate the introverted person, whether it be yourself or another person in your life.