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

Published: 2013-01-29
Paperback : 368 pages
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The book that started the Quiet Revolution

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa ...

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The book that started the Quiet Revolution

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. 

In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.

Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

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Would you identify yourself as an introvert or extrovert?
What was one thing you learned from the book?
by mbell7 (see profile) 05/22/14

Introverts in your life
Put the book down and go outside!
Guess the Introvert
by LibraryMichael (see profile) 12/13/13

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  "Insights to your life"by madredek (see profile) 12/12/16

I unexpectedly learned so much about myself and my myriad interactions in a variety of work and social settings through this book club pick. Everyone will gain insight and it was a fantastic discussion!... (read more)

 
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  "Loved it! Has me viewing the world differently. "by jaegeral (see profile) 04/26/16

Interesting for introverts and extroverts alike. Amazing to view our world and how we value and encourage characteristics differently.

 
  "Quiet"by Kathleenaclem (see profile) 01/13/16

It helped me to understand people's personalities better. As well as my own as I have gradually adjusted from being introverted to becoming more extroverted over my life in order to deal wi... (read more)

 
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by pauline (see profile) 10/01/15

A wonderful new portrait of what introverts are & why as well as how they can be valuable in and to the world.

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