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Quiet

the Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
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May 03, 2018darladoodles rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I have always suspected I was a classic introvert and felt like I should be striving to be more of an extrovert. This book showed me the values of the introvert tendencies -- through anecdotes, psychological studies, brain science and…
Apr 24, 2018FabulouslyWeird rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
Honestly I was so glad when I finally just put it down and returned it to the library. It was more relevant to an introvert in a business environment. Being an introvert I read the reviews about it being insightful with real world…
Feb 14, 2018Readman rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
My motivation for checking out this book was, I heard comedic writer John Cleese mention that he'd read it, in an interview. Anyway, it wasn't what I expected at all. The whole focus is on business. Big corporate business, CEO's. Anyway,…
Dec 12, 2017Gina_Vee rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I recommend this book for introverts and extroverts alike. This book is very insightful in terms of interpersonal relationships and differences in personalities.
Oct 11, 2017ArapahoeElaine rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This is one of those books that had a big impact on me and changed my thinking in my life. It helped me better understand myself (an extrovert) and my son (an introvert) by giving us excellent examples of the strengths of being an…
FindingJane
Mar 06, 2017FindingJane rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Ms. Cain expounds on a theory that she’s talked about in seminars around the globe. Quietude isn’t necessarily just for those who are shy, nervous in crowds or tense about speaking in front of audiences. She makes a case that there is no…
ktnv
Mar 03, 2017ktnv rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent book and exploration of the subject. Understanding the history of our relationship to extroverts and introverts and how our systems have been set up is very eye opening. It is a very thoughtful and thorough exploration, a slow…
Feb 21, 2017SparkingWonders rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
I identify as an introvert so I was very excited to read this book, but quickly became disappointed and found out it is overrated. The book jumped around a lot and felt like a repetitive compilation of pop science clippings to make the…
Feb 13, 2017Michelle3333 rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
I could not get through more than a few pages of this book. I found it repetitive and I strongly disagree with the premise that the majority of people believe you have to be extroverted and loud to be successful. In my experience as an…
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Feb 06, 2017Cynthia_N rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Extremely interesting! I particularly liked the end of the book where Cain discussed ways you can be an advocate for your introverted child. It was a slow read because I had to digest all the information but it was worth it!
Jan 25, 2017Orcacreative rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
If you sometimes wonder why you found most other people annoying and prefer staying at home alone all day reading in the weekend, borrow this book. There is nothing wrong with you! Enjoy staying at home and read this book especially its…
Jan 19, 2017natalie_marrujo2014 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
The pacing felt more like Neurotribes except... I reduced it to a quarter of an entire term or something (three weeks compared to exactly two months and a few days). I am so proud of myself in reflecting on life in connection, reviewing…
Nov 10, 2016ArapahoeStaff20 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed reading the theories of high-reactive children becoming introverts (risk-averse), and low-reactive children becoming extroverts (risk-seeking). The information presented lines up with my childhood experiences of being extremely…
Sep 04, 2016MomofMac rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Fascinating study, and full of anecdotes about how those who have risen despite the 'handicap' of having been born introverted. No help, though, for those who were tormented all through school for being 'withdrawn' or for not 'getting…
Aug 30, 2016oliviapham rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A thoughtful book about introverts written by an introvert. Full of feel-good anecdotes and arguments about why society should appreciate introverts as much as they seem to appreciate and reward the extroverts.
Aug 02, 2016candkb rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Highly informative and very readable...a great combination! A great read
Jul 29, 2016DBRL_JerilynH rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
It was nice to read about the importance of valuing the introvert as well as the extrovert. Being an introvert is not about "being shy." It's about approaching things in a slower way. Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, I…
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Jul 12, 2016winner1746 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
What a beautiful book. It left me feeling validated and inspired. I'm an introvert and wish I had read this a long time ago!
Apr 27, 2016LexiLou2 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
So very insightful and well-rounded. This is very powerful knowledge to have in a community. The plethora of statistics and studies aside, there are some very succinct and powerful descriptions and scenarios within this book. I wish I…
Apr 21, 2016SPLMOR rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is a fascinating book about how different personality types (introverts and extroverts) deal with the world and each other. It should be mandatory reading for managers and supervisors.
Feb 22, 2016spiridiona rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
If you get bored by scientific data and research, this book is not for you. In Quiet, Susan Caine compiles decades of research that provide insights into the world of introverts. I'm an introvert myself and found this book very interesting…
Feb 21, 2016laurelkate rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Great book for understanding the introvert - and for reaffirming one's introverted personality. Hopefully extroverts will read this and understand their counterparts a little better. The last couple of chapters were repetitive of the…
Jan 18, 2016cpdemers rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A stunning look at the power of introverts in a world that rewards extraverts. A strong and penetrating analysis: read it.
Dec 30, 2015tamhum rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Usually I avoid books where the title says it all. There's enough research here so that's definitely not the case and it's interesting whether you're an introvert or not.
Dec 26, 2015EmilyEm rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I'd heard of this book several years ago and just got to reading it. I heard her give a TED talk based on material from her book, after realizing I’m more of an introvert than I thought. Cain explores the research that explores how…