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Quiet

the Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
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Jun 21, 2012reynardk rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Very empowering and enlightening to those of us who are introverts. For myself, it explained a lot of what I had known about my own personality and interactions with others, things that I either never was able to put into words, or that…
May 28, 2012russtm rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
'That's me' was my reaction to each and every page. Another piece in the puzzle. Read this book.
deVichi
May 01, 2012deVichi rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I found this book enlightening and it really explained a great deal about myself as an introvert. The various topics covered in this book outlines quite clearly how introverts are affected by the extrovert focused processes, standards,…
LaimaA
Apr 29, 2012LaimaA rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This book is interesting and Cain does write well. I agree with a previous reviewer that her definition of introvert or introversion does become a bit expansive at times and occasionally contradictory: e.g. introvert can include shy, but…
Apr 26, 2012nataliab0974 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
It was a perfect read for me. Being introvert was never easy but with this book, I actually saw my strengths clearly and gained more understanding into what I considered before as "my strange personality traits" (In fact I am not strange,…
ksoles
Apr 04, 2012ksoles rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
The introverts of Susan Cain’s new book, “Quiet,” don’t experience their inwardness positively; rather, they see it as "somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology." Many even fake extroversion through ebullience, dominance,…
Mar 14, 2012LeslieB rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
energizing and affirming
happygirl15
Feb 25, 2012happygirl15 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
WOW! Ms. Cain sheds the bright lights on the many American myths surrounding the extrovert personality we are all supposed to aspire to. I have never been so glad to be an introvert in my life! Most of the greatest scientific discoveries…
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Feb 13, 2012melwyk rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I strongly, fervently recommend this book to everyone. Yes, EVERYONE. Introverts may come to a better understanding of themselves and find words to describe their experiences more clearly. Extroverts may come to a better understanding of…
Feb 04, 2012
As an introverted person in an extroverted world, I am so grateful for this book. Thank you Susan Cain! Now I have to wait to receive this book, since I put a hold on it. I know it'll be worth the wait. Thank you Santa Clara County Library…