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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.
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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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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

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.

Apr 08, 2014
  • mike_kon rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The book itself is interesting and nicely written, more like fiction. However, as already mentioned here in the comments, I believe human beings are to complex to define them solely as being introvert or extrovert.

The book though is interesting and informative.

Apr 05, 2014
  • mezzotara rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I found this book extremely interesting and very validating. The style is very readable and the facts are well researched. It considers many facets of life, from childhood through career development, romantic relationships through parenting. My associations with the song, "Singing in the Rain" have been permanently altered as a result of this book.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is introverted or who knows someone who is--in other words, to everyone.

This book taught me a lot about society's view of introverts, as well as what introversion is and isn't. Even though it was a science/psychology book, I enjoyed it as much as any fiction I've read in a long time.

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Jul 31, 2012
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