Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Review quickie: Quiet by Susan Cain

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
By: Susan Cain
Read by: Kathe Mazur
My rating: 4/5
Why I read this book: (or listened as is the case) 
I had encountered it in the blogosphere last year and it really captured my attention. Especially in this era where the one with the loudest opinion wins. That and I usually always listen to non-fiction in the car and I'm running out of stuff at the library to listen to

goodreads blurb:
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.

My take:
If you are a parent of a young introvert (or if you are a teacher!!), this book has so much advice. Actual concrete ways to help children become more at ease and perform more confidently and less stressfully in our chaotic extrovert world.

If you ARE an introvert you will nod your head vigorously thought the entire listening or reading.

If you are an extrovert you will gain so much insight into the introverts in your life and learn great ways of conversing and compromising more effectively.

If you are a little of both, this book will help you sort out when to nurture your quite side and when the extrovert in you is just having a temper tantrum :)

Wonderfully insightful look into the chilled out, laid back, quiet world of introverts.
Like me! (sometimes)

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