Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking: The Power of Introverts in a…

Kobo ebook | January 24, 2012

bySusan Cain

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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 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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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 inventi...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 24, 2012Publisher:Crown Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Where was this info when I was a "shy" teenager This book was so affirming in many ways. I liked how she recognizes introvert leadership in particular. Thank you for this book Susan Cain. Maybe the current "shy" kids can now be just reserved, quiet, sensitive, whatever, instead of having a shaming label of shy placed on them.
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shhhh This book is must read for managers,parents, and anyone seeking to understand themselves or others .
Date published: 2015-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review This book taught me very much about myself and others i interact with. Very enlightening and encouraging.
Date published: 2014-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quite informative I decided to read this book given that I live with two introverts (my partner and my son) and that I was quite introverted as a child. I liked the book, especially the parts about how an introvert’s brain is wired differently. Very interesting! I wished there were more examples of how to approach specific situations with an introvert, and less comparisons between introverts and extroverts. However, the section about choosing a school for an introvert was good (and timely for me).
Date published: 2014-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet An empowering book for silent ones like me. Thank you for the insights... time to change the world
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book for the introvert I always knew I was an introvert, but never really read much into it. I thought why not, give this book a try. As soon as I started reading this, it felt like it was describing myself. Every chapter gave me some relief. It made me feel like it's okay to be who I am, a quiet introvert.
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read for introverts Excellent book! Second section gets really slow, but it picks up again. Amazing read!
Date published: 2014-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Empowering This book was empowering! Shy is a negative word... I don't have to wear that any more!
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed it For me this book was quite enlightening. I stumble apon this book. Looking for social disorders I may have because I feel so different from most of my friends and family. Discovering the word introvert change my look on my personality. The only problem I had was that I felt she tried to hard to justify being a introvert and didn't think it was needed.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed it This book provides excellent insight into the introvert personality. A great read for introverts and extroverts alike, especially in terms of how the introverted person interacts and excels in the areas of business, education, and relationships. Cain's observations are well supported by both personal interviews and documented studies. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet Speaks Loud and Clear A must read for everyone. It has made me rethink what we expect from our "Quiet" students.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet Speaks Loud and Clear I greatly enjoyed Susan Cain's writing. She provides a lot of excellent points and facts about being introverted and extroverted. As an introvert, I agree with the fact that everyone's constantly pushed to have an extroverted exterior or to hide the fact that you're in introvert. She goes into great detail about this while continuing to express just how important and valuable introverts are. Awesome book!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quiet Speaks Loud and Clear An extremely interesting and validating read for anyone who tends to be introverted. Susan explains how and why the western culture, in particular, has grown to value extroverts, the strengths and weaknesses behind being extroverted and introverted, and the studies done on these two different ways of being. At times parts of the book are a little drawn out, but other then that, it's a brilliant read.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just finished Quiet by Susan Cain @susancain rally enjoyed your book. Congrats.
Date published: 2013-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read for introverts I found this book to be well researched on the subject of introversion. Some of the themes were repetitive but on the whole I was impressed with the way Ms Cain tackled this subject. It would have been nice to see a less negative slant towards extroversion though. I rate it 8 out of 10.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Chef What an amazing book, thoroughly enjoyed and very informative specially when I consider myself introvert and one of my kid as well.
Date published: 2013-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and Timely At last, a cogent discussion of introversion as an effective and important way of being rather than a handicap. This should be required reading across the board. 100% recommended buy!
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book about me For all of you extroverts that sometimes wonder why I do the things I do - read this book and all will be explained. But then, if you're an extrovert, you'd probably rather be socializing than reading.
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Masterpice. Quiet is a work of art - a wonderfully written and researched book , peering into the science and psychology of personality. This is a seminal work which will be cherished for years to come. Alertnate title : The Art of Quiet :-)
Date published: 2013-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very insightful A well-written and well-researched book about the one-third to one-half of the population who are introverts. Good advice for introverts trying to make their way in the world and for the parents, teachers, and managers trying to help them reach their potential. Shows the fallacies behind many of the business practices and assumptions managers make about their employees. Anyone running an organization should read this book.
Date published: 2013-03-24