This is by far, the best audiobook I have listened to.
The insight provided was eye opening and though provoking.
No, I have a long commute and would listen to about a chapter per day.
I am going to listen to it again!
Insightful, eye-opening, affirming
Learning to love the qualities of your personality and (as an educator), those of your students, instead of trying to force everyone into a role they are not innately created for.
Kathe's voice itself is "quiet" and calming, but it became a trifle monotonous at times.
Being an introvert is not the same as being shy. You may be described by some as very friendly, which you are, you just don't want to be forced into a room with 200 people and have to be "friendly" with everyone.
I looked at this book's information through two lenses; my personal view, and my view as an elementary educator. I tried to think through much of the context with an application to myself and those of my students. We are so often as teachers focused on the "extrover", the "leader", and those are the students whom we rank the highest. I am ashamed now at how many times I have said, "She needs to speak up more. She needs to share what she knows. She needs to be heard." For while those comments in isolation may be true, it is not necessary for everyone to speak; for if everyone is speaking, who is listening? What frightens me is that this notion of the "loud and the proud" is being taken to an extreme with the introduction of Common Core; there is an actual "grade" given for "Listening and speaking", and in that category, no introvert will score well using their natural gifts and talents. I'm going to have a hard time with that one.
Truelongmont on Facebook. I like listening while exercising and cleaning. I just want entertainment!
I enjoyed this quite a bit. Some of the anecdotal stories got a little long in the tooth. Introverts don't care for anecdotal stories! Doh! The science/history was quite fascinating and it left me with a sense o how to improve using my natural talents.
Can't say, but the narration was just excellent. Kathe Mazur *inhabited* the author's role. I had to keep reminding myself that this *wasn't* Susan Cain speaking.
The book helps to put 20th century American popular and management culture in a new perspective. Raises the question of *why* we have come to believe that extroversion is normal, introversion not quite so good or even abnormal. Gave me a new perspective in looking at the organizational behavior in my field.
Saw myself in it--the quiet little girl in the corner with the book ;-> And I remember my mother saying that another mom had gossiped that there must be something wrong with me, just not normal for a healthy child to be like that.
Was really looking forward because I consider myself a quiet and introvert but the book disappoints by being formulaic and predictable
Certainly not anyone who is interested in learning how the introvert mind contributes to progress.
Too many to name.
I have not heard her before, but she did an excellent job on this one.
The first few chapters dealt with introverts and that part of the book was excellent.
Yes. To other introverts friend of mine.
This is non fiction so no spoiler
It's a great book to understand yourself, but did not give many tips to become more outgoing.
I like magical realism.
I found this book at exactly the right time in my life. I'm stuck at a job with managers who chide me about my less than extroverted nature. I was starting to be really down on myself, though in many parts of my life, I've come to terms with who I am through trial and error. This book has really helped prevent me from going back into a deep episode of depression, and for that I cannot give it enough stars. If you are an introvert, know it, and find yourself in an environment or situation that really makes you doubt yourself because of it, this is the book for you.
I related to this book in such a deep way that I plan to distribute it amongst my friends and family who are willing to take the time out of their lives to read this book. I feel like it would really help them to understand where I'm coming from as it has also helped me view myself from an objective position. I want them to think of it, loosely, as a User's Manual or guide on the way my mind works and ways they can help me to better communicate with them and vice versa.
Kathe Mazur as the narrator could not have been a better choice. Her voice was calm and sometimes hypnotic. It was not hard to forget I was listening to a book, because it was like being told a comforting story by a trusted companion.
Everyone should read/listen to Quiet, but especially if you yourself are an introvert or you are an extrovert confused by an introverted loved one.
This was so very hard to get through. I found myself falling asleep at times thanks to Kathe Mazur's quiet, introverted voice. There are some good insights and I probably missed many because my mind wandered due to the calm, soothing voice. I would suggest you buy the book and read it rather than listen. If I had the time to read, I would.
Yes - helpful for myself
Her story telling and she sounds a little the the author herself
No - broke it up into several sittings