Someone who is an extrovert may have a different response to this book, but as an introvert, this book spoke to me. I think this book should be read by everyone--both introverts and extroverts. Understanding personality types and our relationships based on those personality types could change our society and the way we interact with each other.
I am an introvert who has learned very well how to act like an extrovert. But its not easy. This book has made me understand that the parts of myself that I sometimes hide are important--not only to myself but to others. It has also helped me understand what I need to do for myself in order to revitalize--to be able to act extroverted when I need to but still remain centered and energized.
I am a full-hearted supporter of the Quiet revolution.
Far too much "data". This book does not speak in plain English. It does on and on about studies and facts and figures that make you go numb. I have listened to several books on Introversion ("The Introvert's Way is EXCELLENT) but this one is way too long and is like a college course... you nod off fast.
A book on this topic that is much more fast paced and interesting.
No. Kathe is very monotone and herself seems disinterested in the material.
For anyone who has been told to talk more since the time they could talk, this book is for you. Understand once and for all just because you or those close to you are not societal norms for outgoing ness does not mean that there is something wrong with you.
My reading interests include business and organizational psychology books. In addition, I like mystery.
The author does an excellent job of articulating the differences between introverts and extroverts. More importantly, she describes how little people understand introverts and the lack of credit that is given to them!
Introverts want human connection just like extroverts; they just demonstrate it in a different way.
Great job with the narration.
Introverts should never be overlooked in an expressively driven society!
I would suggest this book for anyone who doesn't understand why introverts behave the way they do and the differences between styles (extroverts and introverts).
Excellent read by narrator. Kept me listening for hours and hours.
The first chapter opened my eyes to what my issues have been all these years. Having a few friends, wanting to spend so much time alone and stressing over attending events with large crowds. I wish I had this book in my early adulthood so that I could understand my anxiety and stress that has affected so many of my choices.
If you need an introduction to what an introvert is and what an introvert is not I would recommend reading. This book has taken me on the path of exploring additional titles on Introvert and the brain.
I think this is the first time I write a review. I'm an introverted person which is what got me to finish the entire book but really looking back, I realized I learned nothing new. It was all about how cool introverts are but nothing really useful to learn.
After reading this book, I don't believe anymore in this whole introversion/extroversion logic. It's all made up to group people into buckets. They are all made up personas that target one of our most primal need of belonging in a group.
The danger of this movement is that people will think that it's ok to not make an effort and socialize more. It encourages people to stay in their shells when we really should be more open people.
Yes! It's just got so many good points that I need to be reminded of
That introverts can be some of the most creative people, like writers and artists and engineers. I didn't know that self reflection had such a great benefit.
I'm Quiet. Now i understand myself and people around me much better. A great listen!
Made it 75% shorter. Leave out all the anecdotes.
Too low key
Discussed with husband who didn't like either. Neither of us finished the book.
I am an introvert and have never felt uncomfortable in my skin. I long ago learned that I had to be assertive to get in the game.
I am glad to see that it helped and inspired so many readers.
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.