Susan Cain’s ‘Quiet’ well-researched but wordy, 3.5/5 stars

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

There is much to learn about what makes introverts tick. In Quiet, Cain provides
a thorough compilation of research from the fields of psychology and
neuroscience and expands on those concepts. Adults who are introverts will
discover the great value of their rich inner lives. Parents and teachers can
learn ways to assist “quiet” children both at home and in the classroom. In the
last section of the book, Cain shares personal accounts of introverts and their
experiences.

For me, the big take-away was one of the points made by Cain
that introversion is about the way a person recovers from a life activity rather
than the way a person acts during that activity. A person can be a powerful
public speaker. While the extrovert will want to go out to eat with others to
discuss the success or failure of the just completed activity, the introvert may
choose to recover by taking a nap, reading a book or relaxing by the
pool.

After a while the personal narratives became repetitive and it was
hard to remain engaged in the book. The reader will not miss out if he stops
reading the personal narratives once he “gets the point” Cain seeks to make.

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  1. […] Susan Cain’s ‘Quiet’ well-researched but wordy, 3.5/5 stars (o2bheavenlyminded.com) […]

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