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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

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    Susan Cain Dr(Author)
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh's sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie's birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects. She talks to Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backslapping atmosphere of American schools. She questions the dominant values of American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the way of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. And she draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts. Perhaps most inspiring, she introduces us to successful introverts--from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Finally, she offers invaluable advice on everything from how to better negotiate differences in introvert-extrovert relationships to how to empower an introverted child to when it makes sense to be a "pretend extrovert." This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.

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Book details

  • PDF | 368 pages
  • Susan Cain Dr(Author)
  • Turtleback Books; Bound for Schools & Libraries ed. edition (29 Jan. 2013)
  • English
  • 8
  • Health, Family & Lifestyle
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  • By Anna Dylan on 7 September 2017

    I am enjoying this book immensely. Excellent writer easy to read, right up my street. Will comment more when I finished reading it! Love love it!

  • By AHNAK on 23 July 2017

    It is a page turner. I enjoyed reading it and recommend it to all (introverts and extroverts)

  • By Mrs. Judith C. Kelman on 23 August 2017

    Very interesting book, but a bit too 'wordy' for what I was hoping.

  • By dreamstory on 24 April 2017

    Really informative and insightful. Well worth reading if you are introverted or know someone that considered themselves as such.

  • By Guest on 14 December 2016

    Brilliantly observed and thoughtfully essential read for introverts and extroverts alike

  • By Guest on 5 May 2017

    Excellent book on the case for introverts and it's very well written.

  • By D Cole on 28 September 2015

    This is just a fantastic book about a misunderstood subject...if you are introverted you must read this book. The best book I have read in 2015.

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