The book started out great and was interesting. Unfortunately it then droned on and on with the usual psycho babble supported by Dr. so and so's experiment; and So and so's study that found...
I gave up listening with about an hour to go. I could not stay awake.
interesting, informative, worthwhile
None in particular--it's nonfiction. The entire book was well worth listening to.
The narrator had a pleasant voice, but it was a little too restrained. On the one hand, it was sort of appropriately quiet for a book on introverts, but it felt a little too on the nose for me.
Yes, it is a great book for both introverts and extroverts to help understand why each react differently to the same situations.
This question doesn't really apply since this book is a work of non-fiction.
The narration fits with the premise in that it has a quiet intensity to it.
I liked listening to this book in chunks so that I could digest what I was learning, but you could listen to it all at once if you wanted.
No, Kathe Mazur just put me to sleep. I have listened to many great audible titles and this is just not one of them.
She says the same thing over and over.
Kind of monotone,very difficult to stay tuned in. The only unread book in my library and I had to stop and listen to music instead.
Lots of very interesting information on being an Introvert and relating to one. Very affirming and useful and much of it I'd never encountered before. At the end, she offered too many suggestions for raising an Introvert child and that got tedious (I'm a parent and much of her wisdom wouldn't survive the reality of childhood and parenting -- but it sounds good on paper) and I didn't finish the book.
This was enlightening and engaging. I have already recommended it to several friends. She made what could have been very clinical research fascinating to hear about.
Introverts will come away from this book with a better self-understanding and an improved self-acceptance. This book does a fantastic job of celebrating all the wonderful qualities introverts possess but do not get the recognition for which they so richly deserve. It is well-researched, well-written and self-affirming. It is NOT specifically a "self help" book. The self-help comes from an increased understanding of introverts that the author delivers through well-researched studies, great examples, cultural explanations, etc. Sure, there's helpful "how to get along" tidbits here and there, but that's not the intention of the book. Also, not every idea is new or revolutionary, but she uses old and new ideas and weaves them into a larger context that ultimately shines a fresh and new light on the subject. When I finished the listen, I thought to myself, "I rock!" Now, who doesn't like that? I bet you rock too!
*I suspect extroverts will not respond as positively to the content in this book as introverts do, but they would still benefit from the information if they remain open-minded.
Jan K in MA
Absolutely, and I already have -- in fact have had trouble not talking about it. I have learned so very much about myself.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever been labeled quiet, shy, sensitive, a snob (because you are quiet and distant), or introverted. Anyone who has ever been made to feel like they weren't participating enough in a group, whose parents sent them to any class to learn how to better communicate and socialize, anyone who prefers the company of their dogs and a book to a loud party.
I am so glad I came across this book. There have been so many times in my life I felt like something was just wrong with me. I am sociable enough I think, but there were instances when I didn't seem to be sociable enough for those around me. This book goes a long way in validating that there is not something wrong with me, but that there is something very special and unique and valuable about myself.
This is one that I may actually listen to again.
Tell us about yourself!
All my life people have called me shy, mean, stuck up and not a team player because I am always quiet and prefer to be alone. I have been tired of defending myself for years. Finally thanks to this book I fully understand myself! If you are one of those people that prefer the quiet moments in life and a good book over a loud party with a bunch of loud mouths...PLEASE READ THIS BOOK!! You will love it!
"Shut up and listen!"