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Quiet

the Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
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Jun 25, 2021Bluebird_159 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
As the title states, this book talks about introverts in a world that favors extroverts. Though some of the beginning portions of this book are boring, they destroy common misconceptions about introverts, such as: an introvert is a shy,…
Jun 17, 2021
For me, reading this book just as I was turning 70, was a revelation. All of my life, I've fought against the limitations of introversion and my own personality. I lived with the "be shy, you die" admonition I learned from student…
Jun 05, 2021Boych2018 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Very informative for the layman.
May 25, 2021vettle rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I was excited to read this being an introvert myself. I couldn't get past the first handful of pages. I have a background in personality psychology and the author makes gross blanket assumptions about introverts being "quiet" and closed…
May 01, 2021Rhett_butler rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
This book started out pretty good with talking about how introverts are undervalued but then pivoted to a heavy focus on how introverts can serve capitalism and how we are valuable in the work place. This heavy handed focus really didn't…
Mar 22, 2021JasmineS_KCMO rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book helped me learn so much about myself! It was so freeing to finally learn about being an introverts and what all that entails. Susan Cain does great research to back her facts. I loved the many examples given on how the world is…
Jan 14, 2021
Leo says 4 stars
Sep 23, 2020helenebooks rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A delightful deep dive and welcome affirmation for introverts, who are often misunderstood and under-appreciated. In the author’s words, “Love is essential; gregariousness is optional.”
Jul 29, 2020EliK1 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This book was published in 2012 but it's somehow all the rage in 2020. Everyone seems to be reading it. I'm not sure what prompted that. I usually do not like non-fiction books, but this was a great read. VERY informative. It gives plenty…
Jul 15, 2020
It's part public relations campaign and part therapeutic session pep talk for introverts. It's helpful, for sure, as it lives up to its subtitle: "The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking." I appreciated the…
Jul 04, 2020
New information for me was the point how the US society values the loud and outgoing more than the contemplative. Puts things in a different light!
May 14, 2020TEENREVIEWBOARD rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book fired up a quiet revolution around the world. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking is a New York Times bestseller book by American author Susan Cain. Quiet shines its spotlight on the oft-overlooked…
Mar 27, 2020
This carefully researched and gently worded look into introverts is much needed in today's loud world. Susan didn't create an "us vs them" atmosphere between introverts and extroverts but a method of nurturing understanding so we can all…
Dec 01, 2019kwsmith rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The first half of this book dissects how introverts are different and shows how introverts are great at so many different things. The last part of the book descends into dull pop-psychology, discussing interpersonal conflicts involving…
Nov 28, 20191aa rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A terrific and much needed re-assessment of introversion! Alas I fear the people who most need to learn from this work will be the one's rather unlikely to read (or listen) to it. The reader of the audiobook is excellent - a clear,…
Oct 28, 2019
Useful, especially if you haven’t heard the author on a million podcasts (including her own). Otherwise the information is not really all that new. But useful and important if you happen to be an introvert and need justification and…
May 15, 2019Inga57 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Kansas City Downtowners Book Group Read Reminiscent of material that was my constant companion for thirty years of my career, Quiet, brought me back to Personal Development Trainers Zig Ziglar, Tommy Hopkins, Wayne Dyer, Dennis Waitley,…
Mar 11, 2019Groszerita rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Susan Cain does a marvelous job of advocating for introverts. This is a must read for all introverts.
Feb 06, 2019Gigi76 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Well, if I didn’t know it before, I do now...I’m an introvert! But perhaps it’s a self-selecting bunch who reads this book. The author Susan Cain, made famous from her TED talk, makes a spirited case for the value of introverts. One gets…
Nov 28, 2018collazom rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Diverse personalities share a number of traits even when they are so very different. Susan Cain describes the personality of introverts versus extroverts, which seem to be categorized as totally different one from the other. Her analyses…
Nov 06, 2018SurreyLibraries_Reads rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Susan Cain has written a great book for us to gain insight into introverts and why they/we act differently to extroverts – about a third of us are introverts. It is a must-read for anyone that is an introvert, or who lives or works with…
Aug 26, 2018telger rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Quiet is a life changing book for me! I feel liberated that it’s ok to be an introvert! And makes me proud that some of the greatest minds are introverts!! So I’m in good company!
Aug 19, 2018publicenemy49 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed this book very much. It definitely gave me better understanding of being an introvert. And why people sometimes become introverted .
Jul 04, 2018StephenFoster rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This book is at once reflective and an exploration of the author's own experiences. Working as an attorney, and facing challenging opponents, Susan Cain still managed to deal effectively with confrontations. She applied her own…
May 29, 2018ortiztuc rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
worth the read. bought the book.