I am a life long student. I love to study and learn and I enjoy factual books but also well research novels. At age 75 I have read lots.
I have both because I wanted to have visual access to specific areas of the text. I am a listener so do better with audio. I would have to recommend the audio and then you will probably want the printed version.
The Mind and the Brain, The Other Side of Normal, books of that caliber. This was easy to understand and because of the presentation it is instruction and informative as well as very eye opening.I find myself observing people with the introver/extrover evaluator information very accessible. I have not had a problem recalling the information provided by the author.
I felt very comfortable and her presentation was a perfect speed and tone for me. I had time to drink in the concepts of each page and could keep up with the audio. Her voice is beautiful and I felt she completely understood what she was relaying to the listener.
Yes several. The comparison of Oriental and American self presentation, the test and I was very impressed with the amount of research the author had done. I guess the overall message of okness and how we got to the point of accepting, as a society, the extroverts are the most successful. It is so obvious - there is a place to succeed for all types of people - and you do not need to become someone you are not to be successful.
I have listened to this book twice and used my printed copy as reference. I plan to read the entire printed copy in the next month. Thank you for this amazing work of perspective.
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.
Beautifully researched, written, and read. The author explores what introverts and sensitivity have to offer to innovation, business, education, and society. Great whether you're quiet or loud.
Yes, because it provides the listener with a pallete of well researched and organized studies on how introverts relate to the world.
The confident, yet subdued narration, which is perfect for introverted listeners and the many thoughtful insights it provides.
Her VOICE is amazing and the inflections PERFECT!
Introverts are wired from the very start albeit they can extend them selves when needed.
This is an amazing, well documented and organized book. It can also answer many questions for those of us who are introverted and help us understand that extroversion is not the only game in town.
If you think you have some introvert traits, it a great way to find out you are normal. If you are intimate with an introvert, it's a fantastic way to understand them better. And I would hightly recommend to employers to lean more about their workforce.
I would love extroverts, especially business people, to read this book. Give them an insight to how introverts think. For introverts I think being introverted you pretty much know what she is talking about. I have always been called shy or mysterious but I'm really neither. I like to roll around in my own head. I work better when it's quiet and I can think and I generally like what I find in my own ideas. If I don't like what I find I like to rework it all out. I don't understand extroverts. I loved the whole scene she wrote about Tony Robbins. I've seen him on television a couple times and have to turn the channel. She was spot on how introverts see that assembly of rah rah. Some of the sections, like about the fish, went on too long and my interest waned but for the most part it was insightful and nice to know being an introvert isn't as odd as people like to make it out to be.
This is a must read for anyone in teaching and business. Susan Cain's profound analysis of people who like and need quiet to think and recharge is simply revolutionary. While so much of our society is intent upon valuing perhaps too highly the character traits of "extroverts," we are missing out on the power of introversion. Thanks to Cain, I no longer need to feel guilty about who I am, or wonder why I am successful despite not confirming to the "extrovert" mold. It is not an accident!
The story of the young lawyer, and Cain's grandfather.
In a world that celebrates self-promotion and equates talking rapidly with intelligence, this book presents a different way of being and succeeding. I enjoyed listening to the book, learning its concepts and how they apply in different situations, and will listen to it again.
I listened to this book in the car with my daughters, ages 9 & 11. Both were drawn in by Kathe Mazur's unhurried, gentle voice and listened carefully. They quickly understood the concepts and thoughtfully applied the ideas to themselves. As a parent, I enjoyed the resulting conversation.