Was really looking forward because I consider myself a quiet and introvert but the book disappoints by being formulaic and predictable
Certainly not anyone who is interested in learning how the introvert mind contributes to progress.
Too many to name.
I have not heard her before, but she did an excellent job on this one.
The first few chapters dealt with introverts and that part of the book was excellent.
Yes. To other introverts friend of mine.
This is non fiction so no spoiler
It's a great book to understand yourself, but did not give many tips to become more outgoing.
I like magical realism.
I found this book at exactly the right time in my life. I'm stuck at a job with managers who chide me about my less than extroverted nature. I was starting to be really down on myself, though in many parts of my life, I've come to terms with who I am through trial and error. This book has really helped prevent me from going back into a deep episode of depression, and for that I cannot give it enough stars. If you are an introvert, know it, and find yourself in an environment or situation that really makes you doubt yourself because of it, this is the book for you.
I related to this book in such a deep way that I plan to distribute it amongst my friends and family who are willing to take the time out of their lives to read this book. I feel like it would really help them to understand where I'm coming from as it has also helped me view myself from an objective position. I want them to think of it, loosely, as a User's Manual or guide on the way my mind works and ways they can help me to better communicate with them and vice versa.
Kathe Mazur as the narrator could not have been a better choice. Her voice was calm and sometimes hypnotic. It was not hard to forget I was listening to a book, because it was like being told a comforting story by a trusted companion.
Everyone should read/listen to Quiet, but especially if you yourself are an introvert or you are an extrovert confused by an introverted loved one.
This was so very hard to get through. I found myself falling asleep at times thanks to Kathe Mazur's quiet, introverted voice. There are some good insights and I probably missed many because my mind wandered due to the calm, soothing voice. I would suggest you buy the book and read it rather than listen. If I had the time to read, I would.
Yes - helpful for myself
Her story telling and she sounds a little the the author herself
No - broke it up into several sittings
Yes. Great information and a logical, scientific, presentation. I learned so much about family members I didn't understand at all. Anyone who is quiet and/or introverted or who has a friend or family member with those qualities will benefit from this book.
The new perspective I gained that helps me to understand my husband and my son.
It made me angry that I didn't have this information 30 years ago when I was a young wife and mother. It could have made everyone's lives a lot easier.
After reading Quiet, I'm much less worried about my family. As an extrovert, from a large family of extroverts, I kept looking for ways to "mainstream" my quiet family members by putting them into loud group situations where I hoped they would gain a comfort level. Now I know that their natures are hard wired and normal. Explains why sending my son to his room never worked as a punishment. Wish I read this book in 1982!
"Quiet" was a terrific book, and I recommend it to both introverts, who want to understand themselves better, but also to extroverts, who often judge introverted behaviors as "shy" or "lacking initiative," when really they/we don't understand the behavior's basis -- and further, how having an introvert on their team can really help them.
The author uses interesting case studies to illustrate her points and hold your attention, and the narrator does a good job to bring this non-fiction book to life.
I found the subject relevant to social relationships, work issues and parenting. I wish I had known some of these things when my kids were younger!
Buy this book and give it to your introverted and your extroverted friends.
Every book I read takes me on a vacation and helps me understand this wonderful and complex world in which we live.
I enjoyed learning the research behind extroverts and introverts and the way in which they are perceived and viewed in the world.
This is an excellent book for those who consider themselves shy, introverted, or social misfits. It is especially useful for parents who think their child may have a social setback that needs fixing.
Listen / read this book and you may just feel that being labeled an introvert is a badge of honor and desirable.
PS. I would like extroverts to also read this book so that they may better understand others whose minds and sensitivities just don't work the same way as theirs.