Book Review: Quiet by Susan Cain


Author: Susan Cain
TitleQuiet
Publication Info: New York : Random House, Inc. : Books on Tape, p2012.
ISBN:9781415959145
Summary/Review: This is a book for introverts, the people like myself who often feel to be an overlooked minority in a world geared to schmoozers, go-getters, and talk, talk, talk.  Cain dispels some myths about introverts and demonstrates how introverts can thrive when not forced to follow the model of their extroverted brethren.  Better still, Cain explains how the things that come naturally to introverts can be advantages in life, business, and relationships.  Part of the book gives tips on how the introvert can achieve goals that require some extroversion, but also has tips for extroverts who may need to be more introverted at times.  It’s an interesting and empowering book, and one worth looking into to understand the different ways people function.

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Rating: ***