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

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

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts?Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak?that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dram At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who ...

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Title:Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Author:Susan Cain
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:333 pages pages

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

  • Kelly
    Apr 06, 2013
    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...
  • Grumpus
    Jan 29, 2012
    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...
  • Diane
    Jan 25, 2012
    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...
  • Elyse Walters
    Jul 22, 2012
    Update: Solid 5 stars..( Jan. 3rd 2016)... I had a reason for a 4.9 rating years ago.. I still believe what I wrote ... however.. this book is a lifetime favorite book!!! I had a conversation about it just yesterday. I can get very charged up about this book. When I've purged giv...
  • Felicia
    May 23, 2013
    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...
  • Dan Schwent
    Sep 27, 2016
    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...
  • Brigid ✩
    Jun 22, 2013
    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...
  • Stephanie *Extremely Stable Genius*
    Mar 08, 2012
    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...
  • Madeleine
    Jan 06, 2012
    Like the friend whose brutal honesty is never immediately welcome but reveals its necessary truths the more you bitterly and obsessively try to prove her wrong (in your head, of course, always in your head because no one else understands, damnit), this book made me confront things abou...
  • Julie Christine
    Jan 27, 2014
    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...
  • Manny
    Dec 29, 2016
    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...
  • Nenia ✨ Literary Garbage Can ✨ Campbell
    Apr 28, 2019
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Question: How do you know if someone is an introvert? Answer: They're going to fucking tell you. Right now, it's very popular to be an introvert. There are various introvert webcomics, TED talks about why in...
  • Brina
    Aug 10, 2019
    My kids claim that I am the biggest introvert ever. I could spend entire weekends reading without talking to a single person. I avoid social events so that I can watch sports on tv, one time even turning down the chance to hear Ron Chernow speak so I could watch Monday night football. ...
  • Angie
    Feb 11, 2012
    A must read for everyone, not just introverts. Susan Cain, former Wall Street lawyer and self-described introvert, investigates how introversion has become dangerously scorned in the current American "Culture of Personality." I had not fully realized how drastically our cultural va...
  • carol.
    Dec 03, 2017
    Shhh, I'm taking some quiet time. Kidding! I'll be honest. I avoided this book the first time it appeared, when the buzz had it popping up all over. But my introversion has been more than a bit disrespected lately and I was feeling a need for some affirmation. Alas, I'm not sure I f...
  • Bradley
    Jan 29, 2016
    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...
  • Emily May
    Dec 22, 2013
    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...
  • Yvonne
    Sep 25, 2011
    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...
  • Julie
    Aug 28, 2016
    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain is a 2012 Crown publication. I?ve seen Susan Cain?s ?Ted Talks?, video and knew I would have to read her book, it was just a matter of fitting it into my schedule. As an extreme introvert, t...
  • Megan Baxter
    Mar 06, 2013
    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...
  • Heidi The Reader
    Aug 03, 2016
    Quiet entered my life at a particularly low moment. Allow me to set the scene: I had been on vacation for a week and a half. We were in Colorado, visiting my husband's family, some of whom I had met before, others whom I had not. I knew I wasn't going to be entirely comfortable being a...
  • Hanne
    Nov 26, 2012
    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...
  • Matthias
    Jan 29, 2016
    Part I: Prelude to the review Part II: The review ________________________________ Part I Prelude: An introvert walks into a bookstore I read a review on this book today and decided I had to buy it right away. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, even though not every...
  • jessica
    Oct 26, 2014
    ive seen this book pop up on my feed quite a bit recently and, even though i read it years ago, i cant believe i never posted a review for it! better late than never. lol. a quick google search will show that anywhere between 25-40% of the worlds population are introverts and i fee...
  • Suzanne
    Jun 02, 2014
    ?Introversion ? along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness and shyness ? is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living under the Extrovert ideal are like women in a man?s world, discounted because of a trait...
  • Lola
    Aug 13, 2018
    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...
  • Sean Gibson
    Jan 08, 2019
    The only thing less surprising than the fact that a book that extols the virtues of nerds who read books has generally favorable reviews on a site populated with nerds who read books (myself included) is that broccoli tastes as bad as it smells. While it?s certainly possible to ch...
  • Mariah Roze
    Dec 13, 2016
    This is a good book! I read it for my hometown book club. I was really excited to read it, because I knew this book was very popular. Also, I love nonfiction. I love the ability to learn from a book. I believe I learned from this book. It was interesting to hear why my best friend, ...
  • Glenn Sumi
    Aug 12, 2015
    This book spoke directly to my soul, to the core of my being. If you?re on this site and reading this, you probably enjoy time alone to read, think and recharge your batteries. It?s not that you?re anti-social, you just prefer having meaningful conversations with one or two pe...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Jul 01, 2019
    Very interesting non-fiction about introverts. Definitely could relate with a lot that was said and loved learning more about the advantages of it and how to deal with being an introvert! ...