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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
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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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307352149 (0307352145)
ASIN: 307352145
Publisher: Crown
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Category:
Psychology
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Yodamom Finds her Force
Yodamom Finds her Force rated it
5.0 Best Book For Introverts
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
4.5
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
0.0 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
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
1.0 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
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
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3.0 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
"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...
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