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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Community Reviews back

by Susan Cain
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Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it 2 years ago
Everyone should read this book. Including my mom! (More on that later.) As the book demonstrates, extroverts and introverts can and should learn to play to one another's strengths, to reach compromises that allow them to accommodate one another's preferences and social styles. In doing so, they ...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it 3 years ago
I've seen some comments saying this book is meant to make introverts feel good about themselves. Well, I say introverts deserve to feel good about themselves once in a while, because most of the time we are made to feel that we are somehow lesser than others because we are introverts. From our earli...
Yodamom Finds her Force
Yodamom Finds her Force rated it 3 years ago
5 stars this is a re-read bookAudiobook version review Excellent narration, good pacing.This is a book every introvert, extrovert, teacher, parent, brother, sister, boss, friend, everyone should read. It explains the differences between the two basic types of personalities and how to fit each in to ...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it 3 years ago
We all have talents, this seems self-evident, but in a world apparently possessed by a clamouring for celebrity culture and the reward of extrovert behaviour, there is a risk that we trade charisma for depth and push 'quiet' souls to the margins. This book makes a compelling case for re-evaluating t...
Jocelyn (The Reading World)
Jocelyn (The Reading World) rated it 3 years ago
Reading this was like the best part of reading the Internet. A bunch of disparate, outcast-ish voices coming together for the common cause of relating their experience. Of course, this is more than just anecdotes. I loved how meticulously Cain moves from issue to issue, question to question, so almo...
LindaLeest
LindaLeest rated it 4 years ago
When I started this book I was fascinated and quite enjoyed it, but later on it felt more like a memoir. The writer told a lot about HER life and HER experience and how SHE felt when interviewing someone for this book. The book was just too long and some chapters / topics were dragged out that I fel...
Rachel the Book Harlot
Rachel the Book Harlot rated it 4 years ago
"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 introve...
Bitter Scheherazade
Bitter Scheherazade rated it 4 years ago
Bought a physical copy used There is a word for “people who are in their heads too much”—thinkers. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.3. The next generation of quiet kids can and must be raised to know their own strengths.4. Sometimes it helps to be a pretend-extrovert. There is always time t...
Haidji - Books...and...Books!
Haidji - Books...and...Books! rated it 4 years ago
This book is very interesting. It can help you to understand and appreciate the value and challenges of introverted (and extroverted) personality tendencies in yourself and others.This book is well written and full of interviews, scientific studies, anecdotes, and advice.I recommend this book.
Goat Heads and Sand Burrs, P. Kirby's Reading Blog
"Introverts UNITE! Separately, in your homes."A book that strokes my ego, tells me it's okay to love my solitude, and assures me I'm full of awesome. (Sings song from The Lego Movie: "Everything is awesome; Everything is cool when you're NOT part of a team.") Works for me.Nope. Teams aren't my thing...
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