Recommened for: Anyone curious about human behaviour, unsure what it really means to be ‘introverted’ or ‘extroverted’, finding your own or someone else’s needs hard to understand, or uncertain how to take your place in the world as a ‘quiet’ person.
Quiet : The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
This book is as useful as it ever was – though the ideas from it have become much more widespread and widely understood, it is worth delving into the detail Susan Cain offers.
Cain looks into the elements of introversion, and offers a new way to view, value and use these qualities, personally, in relationships, and in society.
If you are quiet – especially if you have been told you are ‘too quiet’ or ‘too sensitive’ or you ‘need to be more outgoing’, Cain will make you see yourself in a whole new light.
“The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some it’s a Broadway spotlight; for others a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers – of persistence, concentration, insight, and sensitivity – to do work you love and work that matters… Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.”
It’s also a very useful book for those who are more extroverted. If you are baffled or hurt by the behaviour of the introverts around you, this book will explain all – and that improved understanding could lead to great things.
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