The book itself is amazing, my perspective has changed. I know why I behave in a spesific way now. I read other people's behaviours' subtitle when they act a bit unexpected. I am certainly an introvert but I believe every single person on the planet can benefit from reading (or listening) this book, especially when raising a child.
But I did not enjoy the narrator that much. Maybe because I am not a native english speaker but I enjoyed several other audiobooks. She sounds a bit too calm and quiet (did I mention I was an introvert myself?). I like calm voices even when I don't understand every single word because of the traffic (colin firth-the end of the affair) but the narrators voice was colorless, in my opinion.
I have a window cleaning & janitorial business that has me working solo much of my time so I enjoy listening to books (nonfiction) as I work
I loved the concept that I don't have to be outgoing afterall
She is one of the best narrators I've heard. Sounds very much like Malcom Gladwell.
I really enjoyed listening to this book. The author covers so much interesting information about introverts that I can't wait to listen to this books again because I'm sure different facts will stick the next time.
She discuses how our introverted nature shows up in a high reactive child, why introverts sometimes thrive in a very outgoing type job and how introverts and extroverts can learn to not only get along, but appreciate and benefit from each others personalities.
I'm an introvert myself and now I know better how to give myself space to be myself but not limit what I can do.
A surprisingly interesting coverage of the differences between introverts and extroverts, how our society works, and what each has to offer.
Sometimes I'll get an *educational* book and listen to it more out of a dutiful goal of wanting to improve a base of knowledge.
This book was fascinating and listening to it was an eager-for-the-next-bit experience. It is a book that could make a difference for individuals, as well as for schools, companies, and pretty much any group of people that need to interact with people, including families.
Every aspect about this book was simply amazing. I highly recommend this book to anyone whether they are introverted or extroverted. I wish Susan would write more books like this as this seems to be her only publication.
I'll save you some time and money: Introverts rule, extrovert drool. I myself am a staunch introvert, an accountant that reads and needs time alone daily, has hobbies that allow isolation such as astronomy and painting. That being said, I only made it a few chapters into this book. I knew I'd be returning it after listening in the car and hearing "Chapter Three" and exasperatedly saying "you're kidding, that's ALL?!" It was a chore to listen to the blast of bitterness.
The first three chapters involve the author going into over-the-top extroverted situations and dogging the extroverts. Statistics full of why extroverts aren't as smart, productive, important as introverts. I feel like you can raise up introverts without insulting extroverts. Even the narrators tone is acerbic and sardonic.
I found this book very informative. I learned a lot about myself and others. I would recommend this to anyone who has associations with others.