logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
by: (author)
4.16 215
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to... show more
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie’s birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects. She talks to Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backslapping atmosphere of American schools. She questions the dominant values of American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the way of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. And she draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts.Perhaps most inspiring, she 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. Finally, she offers invaluable advice on everything from how to better negotiate differences in introvert-extrovert relationships to how to empower an introverted child to when it makes sense to be a "pretend extrovert."This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.From the Hardcover edition.
show less
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307352156 (0307352153)
ASIN: 0307352153
Publisher: Broadway
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Category:
Non Fiction, Travel
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
The Story Seeker
The Story Seeker rated it
3.0 For the absolute intorverts
I think that when we strongly believe something we tend to acknowledged the research that prove out theories and dismiss the ones that don't.This book is a very black and white sort of book, putting introverts in one place and extroverts in the other. Not only once during this book did I feel that e...
Nigeyb
Nigeyb rated it
3.0 "Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking" (2012) by Susan Cain
An interesting and timely investigation into introversion, and how introverts are undervalued and misunderstood in schools, the workplace, and Western society.One of the most interesting chapters is about how, after industrialisation, the USA quickly evolved into a culture that valued a hearty, sale...
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers rated it
5.0 Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
This has been probably the one review I've been most intimidated to write for the longest time, and it's not because Susan Cain's "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" isn't a strongly asserted and powerful work. I could sing its respective praises for days. The fact of...
LitReactor
LitReactor rated it
4.0 Unpr!ntable Podcast Episode 17
Eh-peh-sode Se-ven-teeeen (to be sung to the tune of Seventeen by Winger) kicks off with a ribald discussion of crowd funding and the Two Dollar Radio indiegogo campaign. Seems they're going into the talking picture business. Also, the author of the latest Bond novel says the character doesn't like ...
Hanne, reading on Cloud 9
Hanne, reading on Cloud 9 rated it
4.0 Quiet by Susan Cain
I always thought I was just weird...I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes me sick to my s...
Other editions (6)
Books by Susan Cain
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?