Yes - helpful for myself
Her story telling and she sounds a little the the author herself
No - broke it up into several sittings
Yes. Great information and a logical, scientific, presentation. I learned so much about family members I didn't understand at all. Anyone who is quiet and/or introverted or who has a friend or family member with those qualities will benefit from this book.
The new perspective I gained that helps me to understand my husband and my son.
It made me angry that I didn't have this information 30 years ago when I was a young wife and mother. It could have made everyone's lives a lot easier.
After reading Quiet, I'm much less worried about my family. As an extrovert, from a large family of extroverts, I kept looking for ways to "mainstream" my quiet family members by putting them into loud group situations where I hoped they would gain a comfort level. Now I know that their natures are hard wired and normal. Explains why sending my son to his room never worked as a punishment. Wish I read this book in 1982!
"Quiet" was a terrific book, and I recommend it to both introverts, who want to understand themselves better, but also to extroverts, who often judge introverted behaviors as "shy" or "lacking initiative," when really they/we don't understand the behavior's basis -- and further, how having an introvert on their team can really help them.
The author uses interesting case studies to illustrate her points and hold your attention, and the narrator does a good job to bring this non-fiction book to life.
I found the subject relevant to social relationships, work issues and parenting. I wish I had known some of these things when my kids were younger!
Buy this book and give it to your introverted and your extroverted friends.
Every book I read takes me on a vacation and helps me understand this wonderful and complex world in which we live.
I enjoyed learning the research behind extroverts and introverts and the way in which they are perceived and viewed in the world.
This is an excellent book for those who consider themselves shy, introverted, or social misfits. It is especially useful for parents who think their child may have a social setback that needs fixing.
Listen / read this book and you may just feel that being labeled an introvert is a badge of honor and desirable.
PS. I would like extroverts to also read this book so that they may better understand others whose minds and sensitivities just don't work the same way as theirs.
Someone who is an extrovert may have a different response to this book, but as an introvert, this book spoke to me. I think this book should be read by everyone--both introverts and extroverts. Understanding personality types and our relationships based on those personality types could change our society and the way we interact with each other.
I am an introvert who has learned very well how to act like an extrovert. But its not easy. This book has made me understand that the parts of myself that I sometimes hide are important--not only to myself but to others. It has also helped me understand what I need to do for myself in order to revitalize--to be able to act extroverted when I need to but still remain centered and energized.
I am a full-hearted supporter of the Quiet revolution.
Far too much "data". This book does not speak in plain English. It does on and on about studies and facts and figures that make you go numb. I have listened to several books on Introversion ("The Introvert's Way is EXCELLENT) but this one is way too long and is like a college course... you nod off fast.
A book on this topic that is much more fast paced and interesting.
No. Kathe is very monotone and herself seems disinterested in the material.
For anyone who has been told to talk more since the time they could talk, this book is for you. Understand once and for all just because you or those close to you are not societal norms for outgoing ness does not mean that there is something wrong with you.
My reading interests include business and organizational psychology books. In addition, I like mystery.
The author does an excellent job of articulating the differences between introverts and extroverts. More importantly, she describes how little people understand introverts and the lack of credit that is given to them!
Introverts want human connection just like extroverts; they just demonstrate it in a different way.
Great job with the narration.
Introverts should never be overlooked in an expressively driven society!
I would suggest this book for anyone who doesn't understand why introverts behave the way they do and the differences between styles (extroverts and introverts).
Excellent read by narrator. Kept me listening for hours and hours.
The first chapter opened my eyes to what my issues have been all these years. Having a few friends, wanting to spend so much time alone and stressing over attending events with large crowds. I wish I had this book in my early adulthood so that I could understand my anxiety and stress that has affected so many of my choices.
If you need an introduction to what an introvert is and what an introvert is not I would recommend reading. This book has taken me on the path of exploring additional titles on Introvert and the brain.