Monday, August 6, 2018


The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain
Broadway Books

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.

In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.


Loved QUIET. Packed with statistics, facts, mind-blowing research, Cain's masterpiece is an extraordinary explanation behind why some people are introverts and how they are more powerful and successful than most of us have been led to believe.

As an introvert myself, I felt justified. For the first time, I felt like I truly understood myself and my children, who are also introverts. Not only did I discover my "place" in this world, but I also learned how to take my natural abilities and use them to my advantage.

Amazing book well worth the read.

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