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

“I worry that there are people who are put in positions of authority because they’re good talkers, but they don’t have good ideas. It’s so easy to confuse schmoozing ability with talent. Someone seems like a good presenter, easy to get along with, and those traits are rewarded. Well, why is that? They’re valuable traits, but we put too much of a premium on presenting and not enough on substance and critical thinking.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Gosh, this was good read! On so many levels! If you aren’t one for lengthy explanations and science chit chat, steer clear. This actually felt like brain food for me. NOM NOM – nourishing!

It made me think in a way I have never thought before, especially with ideas that I have never contemplated. This book goes into the dynamics of being introverted and extroverted it also explains the significant cons and pros of one or the other. It even gives you details about historic introverts and how they got through the day to day grind of an exhausting world.

I loved that this book made me question my own personality traits in adition to how I handle my persona in everyday life. It analyzes issues such being born introverted in a society which can pressure you to become extroverted overtime. So much so, that you are not aware that you are fooling everyone, even yourself!

“Whoever you are, bear in mind that appearance is not reality. Some people act like extroverts, but the effort costs them energy, authenticity, and even physical health. Others seem aloof or self-contained, but their inner landscapes are rich and full of drama. So the next time you see a person with a composed face and a soft voice, remember that inside her mind she might be solving an equation, composing a sonnet, designing a hat. She might, that is, be deploying the powers of quiet.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

I give this book 4/5 stars


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