Susan Cain's style is fluid and thoughtful. I found though the coverage didn't always flow and at times I wasn't quite sure where she was taking me.
Kathe Mazur's performance did keep the subject a live and for that I am grateful.
I finished a little underwhelmed. Don't get me wrong it was enjoyable and very interesting in parts. I just some how felt it didn't fulfill all it had promised.
Say something about yourself!
So. You think you know which one you are? Don't be so sure. I thought I was definitively one but maybe not. Either I've compensated in ways I'm not completely aware of or I've always been the other one. OR, maybe I'm in turns mostly one or mostly the other. OR....
This was a fascinating book and full of incite for both personality styles and especially for parents raising either personality style. I heartily recommend this book for parents, teachers, business managers, or anyone else who needs to get along in a world filled with both introverts and extraverts.
This is one of those books where I kept going; yes, that's me. I really liked the whole clear, methodical way the argument was made for the power of the introvert. The contrasts through history with how everyone has been told to be behave in order to be successful were really powerful.The links to several different strands of research were pretty compelling. It appears to be a well researched book and I didn't get the sense that research had been cherry picked simply to fit a theory created by the author. I felt she had gone out to seek answers. It'll be nice to see if even more research is done in this area in the coming yearsI initially thought the narrator was the author because her tone just matched the material perfectly. Hats-off to Kathe for that.My only real criticism was that the book seemed to go on a bit too long. It was close to beating a dead horse by the end.
I think this book was written about me! I know that doesn't help whoever is reading this review, but I'm a textbook introvert. If you ever wonder why people don't like to socialize much, read this book. You'll have a better understanding about who they are.
When the author explains how socializing and small talk can be emotionally taxing. I often feel that way. It's almost painful for me to make small talk. I don't connect on a level of small talk.
Another point she brought up was how introverts seem to communicate better when able to write letters/e-mails than speaking face to face.
There are truly so many points she makes that I completely identified with that I can't even name them all. It's like she knew me for my entire life.
Before you judge ... something along those lines
Very informative book. I think it's a must read/listen. My family is all getting this for Christmas. This book completely explains me and my dad, our personalities. We're not anti-social, we just like our alone time.
Yes, very informative. As an intorvert the information in this audiobook was comforting.
I like hearing that people like Warren Buffet and Elenore Roosevelt were just like me.
Her voice is soothing. She was the perfect choice to read this book.
I really enjoyed this book. As an author, I do fine writing, but when it comes to doing peblic appearences, I freeze. This book gave me let me know I wasn't flawed, wasn't alone and gave me confidence to forge ahead.
Susan did a great job describing critical point that helps to understand many people's personalities
The method and organized way the story is told, especially the examples which relate very much to my experiece as a born introvert trying to make it in the extrovert world of business. The author's use of empirical evidence makes it more attractive.
The various examples covered in the book, I can relate to many of them.
Certain parts and examples were emotional. I especially was keen to the one about the introvert Chinese student surving in an extremely extrovert culture at Harvard Business School . Bringing the cultural context into this subject is unavoidable in today's challenge of effective communication.
Thank you Susan Cain for your great contribution to this untapped and misunderstood world of introvert thinking and feeling.
Yes, I would listen to this book again because it covers so much and it was easy to listen to all the subject matter beautifully explained with real life stories.
The author explains in adequate detail why our world needs introverts and how to create a working dialog between introverts and extroverts.
This is my first audiobook read by Ms. Mazur and I think she did a great job.
The author's intent that the reader feels comfortable in being who she/he is in the temperament continuum.
I've recommended this book to many people I meet, including my son who is a wonderful introvert.
i don't usually like female narrators
they seem to lack vocal range and depth
kathe mazur is a real exception / she did a great job
we've known about introverts and extroverts for centuries
so some readers may ask, " is this book really necessary ? "
yes it is and our light, multi-faceted modern life makes it that way
america in the last 100 years has been steadily less kind to introverts
quiet, deliberate, meaning focused lives are no longer celebrated
social media and advertising and education only amplify the problem
so what's to be done ? how do we rectify the dilemma ?
susan cain's entertaining book begins to answer the problem
her academic and legal accomplishments help her define the issue
she quotes a multitude of modern psychologists to support her view
to listen to these educated americans you'd think they discovered the issue
i think we'd do well to listen instead to her chinese, british and biblical sources
this is an ancient and very basic issue of human nature
the success and pace of " the american century " ignored it
cultures that have endured adversity and reversals have much to teach us
the age of the exuberant american extrovert is coming to an end
our future will be more difficult and adversarial and counter intuitive
we'll need the insights and skills that only introverts bring to the table
I cannot comment I do not have the print version, albeit I would be glad to get the digital copy to my Kindle if your offering ;)
Her writing style is similar to Amanda Ripley. The book itself is like any well written book on physiology/sociology.
Easy to read and accurate inflections.
Well laugh at parts, though this book is not what I would consider classically comical.
This book is worth the money.
This book talked about races and how it compared in by the introversion (Asian) and extroversion (European/ Americans) but fails to mention the race we all came from... African. The idea she uses to state why Asians are introversion and Europeans are extroverted should mean Africans are exceeding introverted, but they are not as much as Asian so her idea on this one idea to me is flawed.