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Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking (2012)

by Susan Cain(Favorite Author)
4.02 of 5 Votes: 5
0307352145 (ISBN13: 9780307352149)
review 1: I REALLY enjoyed the first couple chapters about the history of how Americans have treated those who are introverted. The author goes "undercover" to a Tony Robbins event and to an evangelical megachurch service and talks about how the business world and the Christian world have made being extroverted a character norm. The rest of the book is a bit more dry and scientific, which is fine, just wasn't as engaging to me. She talks about the nature vs. nurture question, psychology, etc.
review 2: Cain makes an excellent case for appreciating the quiet thinkers, an estimated 30% of the population. She defines the history of how our society moved from a focus on Character to "the Extrovert Ideal" in the 20th century. She reviews many studies that have proven that int
... moreroverts are better at problem solving and much else. It's a manifesto for those of us who believe that the cult of multi-tasking is silly. less
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Probably the best factual/nonfiction book I've ever read. Perfect for both introverts and extroverts
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