Finally I know!
Susan Cain didn't just describe the history of extroverts and introverts. She described the history of the extrovert ideal. When and how did we became so obessed with being an extrovert.
My favorite parts of this book were the examples. Sometimes it seemed a bit too bogged down with research. It may take a while for everything to sink in. My son thought it would be good to discuss, but so far we have had little interaction about the book.
It, at times, almost seemed creepy how well this book (no pun intended) spoke to me. Highly recommended not just to teachers but I'd say everyone needs to give this a read (or listen.)
Great insightful read packed with science based rational regarding the power of introversion! I found this book to be useful for not only introverts but extroverts, parents, teachers, managers and others who need to understand the power of working and living with introverted people and personalities.
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!