Finally a book for introverts. It is well written, well researched and engaging. The narration was excellent, well paced and clearly spoken.
Learning that being introverted is perfectly fine, even good. A balance of introverts and extrovert is beneficial to society, and both have their own strengths that complement each other.
As in introverted engineer myself, I can relate to Steve Wozniak.
I would highly recommend this book to both introverts and extraverts. Regardless of where you fit on the spectrum, you will become much more self-aware. In a society that seems to heavily over-value extraversion, introverted readers will have the added benefit of feeling empowered after listening to this.
I would and I have..and it made quite a difference for her.
Now I know why my energy level sinks when we go out with friends. My spouse is extrovert and he has, since we both listened to Quiet, worked very hard to make my life easier. Now he understands me!
She is easy to listen to. Very nice voice.
You are no way less than. Quiet is SO reaffirmed.
I am listening for a second time. .
Insightful book about why we are who we are, act how we act and understand others. Great for understanding coworkers, partners and children. This book will change the way I interact with others and the way I parent. Even if you don't consider yourself an introvert you certainly interact with them on a daily basis and this book will help you do that.
Thanks Susan Cain for a great book.
Susan Cain's style is fluid and thoughtful. I found though the coverage didn't always flow and at times I wasn't quite sure where she was taking me.
Kathe Mazur's performance did keep the subject a live and for that I am grateful.
I finished a little underwhelmed. Don't get me wrong it was enjoyable and very interesting in parts. I just some how felt it didn't fulfill all it had promised.
Say something about yourself!
So. You think you know which one you are? Don't be so sure. I thought I was definitively one but maybe not. Either I've compensated in ways I'm not completely aware of or I've always been the other one. OR, maybe I'm in turns mostly one or mostly the other. OR....
This was a fascinating book and full of incite for both personality styles and especially for parents raising either personality style. I heartily recommend this book for parents, teachers, business managers, or anyone else who needs to get along in a world filled with both introverts and extraverts.
This is one of those books where I kept going; yes, that's me. I really liked the whole clear, methodical way the argument was made for the power of the introvert. The contrasts through history with how everyone has been told to be behave in order to be successful were really powerful.The links to several different strands of research were pretty compelling. It appears to be a well researched book and I didn't get the sense that research had been cherry picked simply to fit a theory created by the author. I felt she had gone out to seek answers. It'll be nice to see if even more research is done in this area in the coming yearsI initially thought the narrator was the author because her tone just matched the material perfectly. Hats-off to Kathe for that.My only real criticism was that the book seemed to go on a bit too long. It was close to beating a dead horse by the end.
Yes, very informative. As an intorvert the information in this audiobook was comforting.
I like hearing that people like Warren Buffet and Elenore Roosevelt were just like me.
Her voice is soothing. She was the perfect choice to read this book.
I really enjoyed this book. As an author, I do fine writing, but when it comes to doing peblic appearences, I freeze. This book gave me let me know I wasn't flawed, wasn't alone and gave me confidence to forge ahead.
Susan did a great job describing critical point that helps to understand many people's personalities
The method and organized way the story is told, especially the examples which relate very much to my experiece as a born introvert trying to make it in the extrovert world of business. The author's use of empirical evidence makes it more attractive.
The various examples covered in the book, I can relate to many of them.
Certain parts and examples were emotional. I especially was keen to the one about the introvert Chinese student surving in an extremely extrovert culture at Harvard Business School . Bringing the cultural context into this subject is unavoidable in today's challenge of effective communication.
Thank you Susan Cain for your great contribution to this untapped and misunderstood world of introvert thinking and feeling.