I count myself as an introvert with some traits typical of extroverts. This uncomfortable coexistence of two (often conflicting) extremes have made me awkward for years to put it mildly.
This book will not give you one perfect solution to your issues whether you're an introvert yourself or an extrovert who's having a hard time dealing with introverts. Still, it gives you some insights. And some comfort, too, if you've been trying quite hard to conform to a dominantly extrovert environment and found it very frustrating.
I'd rather some of extroverts who underestimate all introverts all the time read this book.
Well, I think my review has become quite personal. But I can say for sure that this is a very good book.
As an introvert I have often felt out of place in an extoverted world. This book did an incredible job of putting everything in context including the history of introversion in the US, brain science, famous introverts, the special strengths of introverts, and practical advice about living in a world of extroverts. I understand myself a lot better after listening to this book (twice) and no longer feel put down by the attitudes many have about introverts. Awesome book and a great reader. Highly recommended!
Reading scifi and biographys, hmm
Yes I have recommended it to family and friends. Excellent description of how introverted or quiet people do and can live their lives.
The authors descriptions of her personel experiences.
I listened to it until I was done over a few days, didnt get bored or go to a different book.
I wish I would have had this when I was a child or something similar. I also wish I would have had it as a new parent years ago when my children turned out shy and quiet. I dealt with my life the way I saw best and tried to teach that. "Quiet" describes what I did to cope with the world around me but not everyone can do it my way etc...
Maybe, depending of the subject
Narration is good
No, everything is covered and at times redundant.
First 5 chapters are really interesting. It gets boring in the middle, where she is trying to fit temperaments into the evolution mumbo-jumbo. It gets better a few chapter after that, where very good suggestions are given for child education, both at home and in school. Overall is a good read.
Yes. It is the conversational style of the language used that makes this audio edition so appealing and effective. It was like having a meaningful and purposeful conversation with a respected and collegial friend.
The research and documentation that was done to support the claims presented, particularly strong was the personal encounters, e.g. actually attending a Tony Robbins seminar, one-on-one interviews with real time students at HBS, etc.
No, I have not.
That there exists and Asian-dominated city in California that boasts SAT scores of 20% higher than the national average.
I loved it! I thoroughly enjoyed every spoken word and will be listening to it over and over again.
Great book. If you or someone you know/love is an introvert please read this book. It offers a lot of insights on the psychology and biology of being introverted.
the entire read is captivating making you want to read over and over. Now my friends can really understand me.
the minds of introverts
We introverts are misunderstood, this book can help.
"Mandatory reading for extraverts"
It's spelled extrAvert, not extrOvert. The term coined by Jung and Propogated by Myers-Briggs is extravert. The term used incorrectly and popularized by the masses is extrovert. Cain even makes a point of it in her book.
I would listen to the parts I bookmarked a second time- probably 4 of the 10 hours - because there were some very deep insights from broad research areas.
The historical and psychological references were very illustrative. The organization was easy to follow and connected each chapter/part nicely.
A number of times, Kathe Mazur's inflection did not indicate a chapter or paragraph is ending, so there were times when I was "left hanging". Otherwise it was captivating and soothing to hear.
Finally a book for introverts. It is well written, well researched and engaging. The narration was excellent, well paced and clearly spoken.