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.
I think this is the first time I write a review. I'm an introverted person which is what got me to finish the entire book but really looking back, I realized I learned nothing new. It was all about how cool introverts are but nothing really useful to learn.
After reading this book, I don't believe anymore in this whole introversion/extroversion logic. It's all made up to group people into buckets. They are all made up personas that target one of our most primal need of belonging in a group.
The danger of this movement is that people will think that it's ok to not make an effort and socialize more. It encourages people to stay in their shells when we really should be more open people.
Yes! It's just got so many good points that I need to be reminded of
That introverts can be some of the most creative people, like writers and artists and engineers. I didn't know that self reflection had such a great benefit.
I'm Quiet. Now i understand myself and people around me much better. A great listen!
Made it 75% shorter. Leave out all the anecdotes.
Too low key
Discussed with husband who didn't like either. Neither of us finished the book.
I am an introvert and have never felt uncomfortable in my skin. I long ago learned that I had to be assertive to get in the game.
I am glad to see that it helped and inspired so many readers.
I thought this would be more of a research study oriented book. It began with referencing a number of scientific studies and psychological aspects of introversion that I found really interesting. But then it deteriorated into sort of a homespun self-help guide with advice and too many personal anecdotes.
After reading this book I feel like I understand myself more. I would recommend this to anyone how values thought producing self study.
It was mind-blowing
I found the whole book incredibly engaging. Probably one of my favorite parts was the chapter on religion and the introvert. I've been trying for a while to find my place in a religion/church that is very much geared toward extroverts. Wondering why I wasn't motivated to participate and then feeling guilty about it. The short explanation is that it's just part of my personality. Light bulb!!
Oh wow, there were so many. The author did an amazing job researching the subject and describing her findings. I really enjoyed her style and the way she presented real-life scenarios of introverts in society.
There was quite a bit of useful information on the way introverts can contribute in the workplace. After reading this book, I feel proud of the ways that I can contribute through my introverted approach to work and leadership style.
This book is a must-read (listen) for all introverts! You will finish the book with a better knowledge of your personality traits and the way you can use those traits to contribute to society.
I would also recommend this books for extroverts in close relationship with an introvert or who think they may be raising and introverted child. There is an excellent chapter on tips for raising an introverted child.
The only thing I would have added to this book would have been more info for an introvert raising an extroverted child as it would relate to my particular situation. Hopefully there will be more from this author on the subject of introversion in the future!
I never really read non-fiction because I often end up being bored at point but my God, this book has been a bit of a revelation to me from the very beginning. I 'read' this book in the audiobook format which I can recommend to anyone who, like me, is very interested in the content but has a hard time committing to non-fiction at times (the narrating is good too.)
I feel like this book is a must-read to anyone no matter if you're an introvert yourself. I am not a big introvert but I feel like I learned a lot about myself and other people - some things just make more sense now and I feel like this book has made me wiser.
It raises some good points and cites some excellent examples. If it ended in 5 hrs instead of 10 hrs I would have given it 4-5 stars, but when you continue to drone on about the same thing for the additional time, it subtracts from the book rather than adds to it. Strange how that works.
The thing I liked least was when the author brought her personal politics into it. I guess she has the right, heck it's her book , but that's not what the book was supposed to be about or what I choose to listen to. Fortunately it was minimal.