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Quiet

The Power of Introverts in A World That Can't Stop Talking

Cain, Susan

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Quiet
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Demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.
Publisher: New York : Crown, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307352149
0307352145
Branch Call Number: 155.232 C1355q 2012
Characteristics: x, 333 p. ;,25 cm

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Demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.

Explores the role introverts play in a world that is geared towards those who enjoy communicating with others and offers practical suggestions at how introverts can make sure their message is heard.


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Dec 20, 2014
  • eleanorsolomon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book changed my life. I used to be very depressed about the fact that I was so quiet, but Quiet made me realize that it's not so bad after all. Sometimes it's even good! Thank you, Susan Cain.

Dec 17, 2014
  • GLNovak rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I thought I would just devour this book as I believe I am an introvert and wanted to read about others and how we fit in with the extroverts of the world. I did get immersed in the first third, but then I realized that she was writing more of a rah-rah book and with so many examples coming one after the other, I just got slower and slower and finally just skimmed the last bit. The message here, I think, is 'Introversion is fine and has many advantages. You can learn tricks to help you in scenarios where you need to be extroverted. The main thing is to remember to take time to de-buzz yourself.' Maybe a little simplistic but definitely good advice for those who have yet to figure out what works for them.

Dec 04, 2014
  • Chapel_Hill_TinaW rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Introvert, party of 1! Do you like to stay home on a Friday night and read or watch movies with your cat? Do you dine out or go to movies alone? It's not weird at all! Cain brings to light what I always knew was true; introverts are stronger intellectually for all their lack of participation socially. Finally, a book that can help explain to others why it is important to let introverts be who they are instead of trying to change them into extroverts. Also, Cain has some good tips on how to push the comfort zones for both types.

Nov 28, 2014
  • Lucky_Luke rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A must-read if you have introverts in your life or if you have introvert tendencies yourself. It cracked me up when described a Tony Robins seminar.

super helpful for managers of introverts

Oct 31, 2014
  • modis01 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I liked how she put a spotlight on introverts and showing their place in the world. It was refreshing to view the world in a non-extrovert context and to show how introverts are undervalued.

Aug 16, 2014
  • bighappyreader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very enlightening and well written.

Jul 15, 2014
  • Quimeras rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

In a society where being “outgoing” is highly valued, “Quiet” is a breath of fresh air. It is an insightful and well-written book, which I recommend to everyone, especially parents.

Jun 14, 2014
  • IPL_Mandy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book offers some interesting insights into how introverted people interact with the world. A great book to read for those who are more introspective, but also for outgoing people trying to understand how a family member or friend sees the world. I took some of her remedial suggestions with a grain of salt, but they certainly get you thinking about how and why we structure things in institutions.

Serving suggestion: kohlrabi fritters

NYPL Staff Pick
The proudly introverted author investigates differences between extroversion and introversion, portrays the lives of successful introverts, and argues that extroversion has been unfairly valued in our society.
- Selection Team

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Jul 31, 2012
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