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

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

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 dram At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who ...

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Title:Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Author:Susan Cain
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:333 pages pages

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking Reviews

  • Kelly
    Apr 06, 2013

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

  • Grumpus
    Jan 29, 2012

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

  • Diane
    Jan 25, 2012

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

  • Elyse
    Jul 22, 2012

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...

    Part I: Prelude to the review Part II: The review ________________________________ Part I Prelude: An introvert walks into a bookstore I read a review on this book today and decided I had to buy it right away. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, even though not every...

    This book spoke directly to my soul, to the core of my being. If you?re on this site and reading this, you probably enjoy time alone to read, think and recharge your batteries. It?s not that you?re anti-social, you just prefer having meaningful conversations with one or two pe...

    Update: Solid 5 stars..( Jan. 3rd 2016)... I had a reason for a 4.9 rating years ago.. I still believe what I wrote ... however.. this book is a lifetime favorite book!!! I had a conversation about it just yesterday. I can get very charged up about this book. When I've purged giv...

  • Felicia
    May 23, 2013

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

  • Dan Schwent
    Sep 27, 2016

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

  • Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩
    Jun 22, 2013

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

  • Stephanie *Very Stable Genius*
    Mar 08, 2012

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

  • Madeleine
    Jan 06, 2012

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...

    Part I: Prelude to the review Part II: The review ________________________________ Part I Prelude: An introvert walks into a bookstore I read a review on this book today and decided I had to buy it right away. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, even though not every...

    This book spoke directly to my soul, to the core of my being. If you?re on this site and reading this, you probably enjoy time alone to read, think and recharge your batteries. It?s not that you?re anti-social, you just prefer having meaningful conversations with one or two pe...

    Update: Solid 5 stars..( Jan. 3rd 2016)... I had a reason for a 4.9 rating years ago.. I still believe what I wrote ... however.. this book is a lifetime favorite book!!! I had a conversation about it just yesterday. I can get very charged up about this book. When I've purged giv...

    Like the friend whose brutal honesty is never immediately welcome but reveals its necessary truths the more you bitterly and obsessively try to prove her wrong (in your head, of course, always in your head because no one else understands, damnit), this book made me confront things abou...

  • Julie Christine
    Jan 27, 2014

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

  • Manny
    Dec 29, 2016

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

  • Thomas
    Dec 29, 2012

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...

    Part I: Prelude to the review Part II: The review ________________________________ Part I Prelude: An introvert walks into a bookstore I read a review on this book today and decided I had to buy it right away. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, even though not every...

    This book spoke directly to my soul, to the core of my being. If you?re on this site and reading this, you probably enjoy time alone to read, think and recharge your batteries. It?s not that you?re anti-social, you just prefer having meaningful conversations with one or two pe...

    Update: Solid 5 stars..( Jan. 3rd 2016)... I had a reason for a 4.9 rating years ago.. I still believe what I wrote ... however.. this book is a lifetime favorite book!!! I had a conversation about it just yesterday. I can get very charged up about this book. When I've purged giv...

    Like the friend whose brutal honesty is never immediately welcome but reveals its necessary truths the more you bitterly and obsessively try to prove her wrong (in your head, of course, always in your head because no one else understands, damnit), this book made me confront things abou...

    Quiet entered my life at a particularly low moment. Allow me to set the scene: I had been on vacation for a week and a half. We were in Colorado, visiting my husband's family, some of whom I had met before, others whom I had not. I knew I wasn't going to be entirely comfortable being a...

    ?Introversion ? along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness and shyness ? is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living under the Extrovert ideal are like women in a man?s world, discounted because of a trait...

    A must read for everyone, not just introverts. Susan Cain, former Wall Street lawyer and self-described introvert, investigates how introversion has become dangerously scorned in the current American "Culture of Personality." I had not fully realized how drastically our cultural va...

    This is a good book! I read it for my hometown book club. I was really excited to read it, because I knew this book was very popular. Also, I love nonfiction. I love the ability to learn from a book. I believe I learned from this book. It was interesting to hear why my best friend, ...

    It's perhaps not a surprise that Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking identifies herself as an introvert. Being quiet, introverted or shy is still seen by many as a problem or handicap to overcome so I can see her motivation f...

    I was able to obtain a pre-pub reader's copy of Susan Cain's new book. This is a useful book for the introvert forced to be in the public eye. By public eye I mean more than 1 or 2 people. I, as an introvert, gained a better understanding of why I am the way I am. Most introverts wil...

    Shhh, I'm taking some quiet time. Kidding! I'll be honest. I avoided this book the first time it appeared, when the buzz had it popping up all over. But my introversion has been more than a bit disrespected lately and I was feeling a need for some affirmation. Alas, I'm not sure I f...

    Eye-opener. Astounding. Life-changing. Inspirational. Insightful. All these adjectives and more describe my experience with this amazing book. I'm very much an introvert. I try to avoid social functions as much as possible, but I do love meeting every so often with my dear friends o...

    I really liked this book, especially the beginning part. I so needed to read it. For years people have been telling me to come out of my shell and to be more outgoing and I realized I had definitely playing the role of pseudo-extrovert all this time! I enjoyed reading the fact that we ...

    I love reading on Friday nights, writing on Saturday afternoons, and having quiet get-togethers on Sunday. But I also enjoy giving presentations at school, tutoring peers in writing, and interacting with various people online and in real life. I'd describe myself as an introvert (and m...

  • Iris P
    Aug 29, 2014

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...

    Part I: Prelude to the review Part II: The review ________________________________ Part I Prelude: An introvert walks into a bookstore I read a review on this book today and decided I had to buy it right away. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, even though not every...

    This book spoke directly to my soul, to the core of my being. If you?re on this site and reading this, you probably enjoy time alone to read, think and recharge your batteries. It?s not that you?re anti-social, you just prefer having meaningful conversations with one or two pe...

    Update: Solid 5 stars..( Jan. 3rd 2016)... I had a reason for a 4.9 rating years ago.. I still believe what I wrote ... however.. this book is a lifetime favorite book!!! I had a conversation about it just yesterday. I can get very charged up about this book. When I've purged giv...

    Like the friend whose brutal honesty is never immediately welcome but reveals its necessary truths the more you bitterly and obsessively try to prove her wrong (in your head, of course, always in your head because no one else understands, damnit), this book made me confront things abou...

    Quiet entered my life at a particularly low moment. Allow me to set the scene: I had been on vacation for a week and a half. We were in Colorado, visiting my husband's family, some of whom I had met before, others whom I had not. I knew I wasn't going to be entirely comfortable being a...

    ?Introversion ? along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness and shyness ? is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living under the Extrovert ideal are like women in a man?s world, discounted because of a trait...

    A must read for everyone, not just introverts. Susan Cain, former Wall Street lawyer and self-described introvert, investigates how introversion has become dangerously scorned in the current American "Culture of Personality." I had not fully realized how drastically our cultural va...

    This is a good book! I read it for my hometown book club. I was really excited to read it, because I knew this book was very popular. Also, I love nonfiction. I love the ability to learn from a book. I believe I learned from this book. It was interesting to hear why my best friend, ...

    It's perhaps not a surprise that Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking identifies herself as an introvert. Being quiet, introverted or shy is still seen by many as a problem or handicap to overcome so I can see her motivation f...

  • Steve
    Aug 26, 2011

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...

    Part I: Prelude to the review Part II: The review ________________________________ Part I Prelude: An introvert walks into a bookstore I read a review on this book today and decided I had to buy it right away. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, even though not every...

    This book spoke directly to my soul, to the core of my being. If you?re on this site and reading this, you probably enjoy time alone to read, think and recharge your batteries. It?s not that you?re anti-social, you just prefer having meaningful conversations with one or two pe...

    Update: Solid 5 stars..( Jan. 3rd 2016)... I had a reason for a 4.9 rating years ago.. I still believe what I wrote ... however.. this book is a lifetime favorite book!!! I had a conversation about it just yesterday. I can get very charged up about this book. When I've purged giv...

    Like the friend whose brutal honesty is never immediately welcome but reveals its necessary truths the more you bitterly and obsessively try to prove her wrong (in your head, of course, always in your head because no one else understands, damnit), this book made me confront things abou...

    Quiet entered my life at a particularly low moment. Allow me to set the scene: I had been on vacation for a week and a half. We were in Colorado, visiting my husband's family, some of whom I had met before, others whom I had not. I knew I wasn't going to be entirely comfortable being a...

    ?Introversion ? along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness and shyness ? is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living under the Extrovert ideal are like women in a man?s world, discounted because of a trait...

    A must read for everyone, not just introverts. Susan Cain, former Wall Street lawyer and self-described introvert, investigates how introversion has become dangerously scorned in the current American "Culture of Personality." I had not fully realized how drastically our cultural va...

    This is a good book! I read it for my hometown book club. I was really excited to read it, because I knew this book was very popular. Also, I love nonfiction. I love the ability to learn from a book. I believe I learned from this book. It was interesting to hear why my best friend, ...

    It's perhaps not a surprise that Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking identifies herself as an introvert. Being quiet, introverted or shy is still seen by many as a problem or handicap to overcome so I can see her motivation f...

    I was able to obtain a pre-pub reader's copy of Susan Cain's new book. This is a useful book for the introvert forced to be in the public eye. By public eye I mean more than 1 or 2 people. I, as an introvert, gained a better understanding of why I am the way I am. Most introverts wil...

  • Rowena
    Mar 31, 2012

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...

    Part I: Prelude to the review Part II: The review ________________________________ Part I Prelude: An introvert walks into a bookstore I read a review on this book today and decided I had to buy it right away. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, even though not every...

    This book spoke directly to my soul, to the core of my being. If you?re on this site and reading this, you probably enjoy time alone to read, think and recharge your batteries. It?s not that you?re anti-social, you just prefer having meaningful conversations with one or two pe...

    Update: Solid 5 stars..( Jan. 3rd 2016)... I had a reason for a 4.9 rating years ago.. I still believe what I wrote ... however.. this book is a lifetime favorite book!!! I had a conversation about it just yesterday. I can get very charged up about this book. When I've purged giv...

    Like the friend whose brutal honesty is never immediately welcome but reveals its necessary truths the more you bitterly and obsessively try to prove her wrong (in your head, of course, always in your head because no one else understands, damnit), this book made me confront things abou...

    Quiet entered my life at a particularly low moment. Allow me to set the scene: I had been on vacation for a week and a half. We were in Colorado, visiting my husband's family, some of whom I had met before, others whom I had not. I knew I wasn't going to be entirely comfortable being a...

    ?Introversion ? along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness and shyness ? is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living under the Extrovert ideal are like women in a man?s world, discounted because of a trait...

    A must read for everyone, not just introverts. Susan Cain, former Wall Street lawyer and self-described introvert, investigates how introversion has become dangerously scorned in the current American "Culture of Personality." I had not fully realized how drastically our cultural va...

    This is a good book! I read it for my hometown book club. I was really excited to read it, because I knew this book was very popular. Also, I love nonfiction. I love the ability to learn from a book. I believe I learned from this book. It was interesting to hear why my best friend, ...

    It's perhaps not a surprise that Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking identifies herself as an introvert. Being quiet, introverted or shy is still seen by many as a problem or handicap to overcome so I can see her motivation f...

    I was able to obtain a pre-pub reader's copy of Susan Cain's new book. This is a useful book for the introvert forced to be in the public eye. By public eye I mean more than 1 or 2 people. I, as an introvert, gained a better understanding of why I am the way I am. Most introverts wil...

    Shhh, I'm taking some quiet time. Kidding! I'll be honest. I avoided this book the first time it appeared, when the buzz had it popping up all over. But my introversion has been more than a bit disrespected lately and I was feeling a need for some affirmation. Alas, I'm not sure I f...

    Eye-opener. Astounding. Life-changing. Inspirational. Insightful. All these adjectives and more describe my experience with this amazing book. I'm very much an introvert. I try to avoid social functions as much as possible, but I do love meeting every so often with my dear friends o...

    I really liked this book, especially the beginning part. I so needed to read it. For years people have been telling me to come out of my shell and to be more outgoing and I realized I had definitely playing the role of pseudo-extrovert all this time! I enjoyed reading the fact that we ...

  • Angie
    Feb 11, 2012

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...

    Part I: Prelude to the review Part II: The review ________________________________ Part I Prelude: An introvert walks into a bookstore I read a review on this book today and decided I had to buy it right away. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, even though not every...

    This book spoke directly to my soul, to the core of my being. If you?re on this site and reading this, you probably enjoy time alone to read, think and recharge your batteries. It?s not that you?re anti-social, you just prefer having meaningful conversations with one or two pe...

    Update: Solid 5 stars..( Jan. 3rd 2016)... I had a reason for a 4.9 rating years ago.. I still believe what I wrote ... however.. this book is a lifetime favorite book!!! I had a conversation about it just yesterday. I can get very charged up about this book. When I've purged giv...

    Like the friend whose brutal honesty is never immediately welcome but reveals its necessary truths the more you bitterly and obsessively try to prove her wrong (in your head, of course, always in your head because no one else understands, damnit), this book made me confront things abou...

    Quiet entered my life at a particularly low moment. Allow me to set the scene: I had been on vacation for a week and a half. We were in Colorado, visiting my husband's family, some of whom I had met before, others whom I had not. I knew I wasn't going to be entirely comfortable being a...

    ?Introversion ? along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness and shyness ? is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living under the Extrovert ideal are like women in a man?s world, discounted because of a trait...

    A must read for everyone, not just introverts. Susan Cain, former Wall Street lawyer and self-described introvert, investigates how introversion has become dangerously scorned in the current American "Culture of Personality." I had not fully realized how drastically our cultural va...

  • Carol.
    Dec 03, 2017

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...

    Part I: Prelude to the review Part II: The review ________________________________ Part I Prelude: An introvert walks into a bookstore I read a review on this book today and decided I had to buy it right away. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, even though not every...

    This book spoke directly to my soul, to the core of my being. If you?re on this site and reading this, you probably enjoy time alone to read, think and recharge your batteries. It?s not that you?re anti-social, you just prefer having meaningful conversations with one or two pe...

    Update: Solid 5 stars..( Jan. 3rd 2016)... I had a reason for a 4.9 rating years ago.. I still believe what I wrote ... however.. this book is a lifetime favorite book!!! I had a conversation about it just yesterday. I can get very charged up about this book. When I've purged giv...

    Like the friend whose brutal honesty is never immediately welcome but reveals its necessary truths the more you bitterly and obsessively try to prove her wrong (in your head, of course, always in your head because no one else understands, damnit), this book made me confront things abou...

    Quiet entered my life at a particularly low moment. Allow me to set the scene: I had been on vacation for a week and a half. We were in Colorado, visiting my husband's family, some of whom I had met before, others whom I had not. I knew I wasn't going to be entirely comfortable being a...

    ?Introversion ? along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness and shyness ? is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living under the Extrovert ideal are like women in a man?s world, discounted because of a trait...

    A must read for everyone, not just introverts. Susan Cain, former Wall Street lawyer and self-described introvert, investigates how introversion has become dangerously scorned in the current American "Culture of Personality." I had not fully realized how drastically our cultural va...

    This is a good book! I read it for my hometown book club. I was really excited to read it, because I knew this book was very popular. Also, I love nonfiction. I love the ability to learn from a book. I believe I learned from this book. It was interesting to hear why my best friend, ...

    It's perhaps not a surprise that Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking identifies herself as an introvert. Being quiet, introverted or shy is still seen by many as a problem or handicap to overcome so I can see her motivation f...

    I was able to obtain a pre-pub reader's copy of Susan Cain's new book. This is a useful book for the introvert forced to be in the public eye. By public eye I mean more than 1 or 2 people. I, as an introvert, gained a better understanding of why I am the way I am. Most introverts wil...

    Shhh, I'm taking some quiet time. Kidding! I'll be honest. I avoided this book the first time it appeared, when the buzz had it popping up all over. But my introversion has been more than a bit disrespected lately and I was feeling a need for some affirmation. Alas, I'm not sure I f...

  • Crystal Starr Light
    Dec 27, 2012

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...

    Part I: Prelude to the review Part II: The review ________________________________ Part I Prelude: An introvert walks into a bookstore I read a review on this book today and decided I had to buy it right away. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, even though not every...

    This book spoke directly to my soul, to the core of my being. If you?re on this site and reading this, you probably enjoy time alone to read, think and recharge your batteries. It?s not that you?re anti-social, you just prefer having meaningful conversations with one or two pe...

    Update: Solid 5 stars..( Jan. 3rd 2016)... I had a reason for a 4.9 rating years ago.. I still believe what I wrote ... however.. this book is a lifetime favorite book!!! I had a conversation about it just yesterday. I can get very charged up about this book. When I've purged giv...

    Like the friend whose brutal honesty is never immediately welcome but reveals its necessary truths the more you bitterly and obsessively try to prove her wrong (in your head, of course, always in your head because no one else understands, damnit), this book made me confront things abou...

    Quiet entered my life at a particularly low moment. Allow me to set the scene: I had been on vacation for a week and a half. We were in Colorado, visiting my husband's family, some of whom I had met before, others whom I had not. I knew I wasn't going to be entirely comfortable being a...

    ?Introversion ? along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness and shyness ? is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living under the Extrovert ideal are like women in a man?s world, discounted because of a trait...

    A must read for everyone, not just introverts. Susan Cain, former Wall Street lawyer and self-described introvert, investigates how introversion has become dangerously scorned in the current American "Culture of Personality." I had not fully realized how drastically our cultural va...

    This is a good book! I read it for my hometown book club. I was really excited to read it, because I knew this book was very popular. Also, I love nonfiction. I love the ability to learn from a book. I believe I learned from this book. It was interesting to hear why my best friend, ...

    It's perhaps not a surprise that Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking identifies herself as an introvert. Being quiet, introverted or shy is still seen by many as a problem or handicap to overcome so I can see her motivation f...

    I was able to obtain a pre-pub reader's copy of Susan Cain's new book. This is a useful book for the introvert forced to be in the public eye. By public eye I mean more than 1 or 2 people. I, as an introvert, gained a better understanding of why I am the way I am. Most introverts wil...

    Shhh, I'm taking some quiet time. Kidding! I'll be honest. I avoided this book the first time it appeared, when the buzz had it popping up all over. But my introversion has been more than a bit disrespected lately and I was feeling a need for some affirmation. Alas, I'm not sure I f...

    Eye-opener. Astounding. Life-changing. Inspirational. Insightful. All these adjectives and more describe my experience with this amazing book. I'm very much an introvert. I try to avoid social functions as much as possible, but I do love meeting every so often with my dear friends o...

  • Bradley
    Jan 29, 2016

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...

  • Emily May
    Dec 22, 2013

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

  • Yvonne
    Sep 25, 2011

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

  • Megan Baxter
    Mar 06, 2013

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    Aug 03, 2016

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...

    Part I: Prelude to the review Part II: The review ________________________________ Part I Prelude: An introvert walks into a bookstore I read a review on this book today and decided I had to buy it right away. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, even though not every...

    This book spoke directly to my soul, to the core of my being. If you?re on this site and reading this, you probably enjoy time alone to read, think and recharge your batteries. It?s not that you?re anti-social, you just prefer having meaningful conversations with one or two pe...

    Update: Solid 5 stars..( Jan. 3rd 2016)... I had a reason for a 4.9 rating years ago.. I still believe what I wrote ... however.. this book is a lifetime favorite book!!! I had a conversation about it just yesterday. I can get very charged up about this book. When I've purged giv...

    Like the friend whose brutal honesty is never immediately welcome but reveals its necessary truths the more you bitterly and obsessively try to prove her wrong (in your head, of course, always in your head because no one else understands, damnit), this book made me confront things abou...

    Quiet entered my life at a particularly low moment. Allow me to set the scene: I had been on vacation for a week and a half. We were in Colorado, visiting my husband's family, some of whom I had met before, others whom I had not. I knew I wasn't going to be entirely comfortable being a...

  • Hanne
    Nov 26, 2012

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

  • Matthias
    Jan 29, 2016

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...

    Part I: Prelude to the review Part II: The review ________________________________ Part I Prelude: An introvert walks into a bookstore I read a review on this book today and decided I had to buy it right away. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, even though not every...

  • Suzanne
    Jun 02, 2014

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...

    Part I: Prelude to the review Part II: The review ________________________________ Part I Prelude: An introvert walks into a bookstore I read a review on this book today and decided I had to buy it right away. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, even though not every...

    This book spoke directly to my soul, to the core of my being. If you?re on this site and reading this, you probably enjoy time alone to read, think and recharge your batteries. It?s not that you?re anti-social, you just prefer having meaningful conversations with one or two pe...

    Update: Solid 5 stars..( Jan. 3rd 2016)... I had a reason for a 4.9 rating years ago.. I still believe what I wrote ... however.. this book is a lifetime favorite book!!! I had a conversation about it just yesterday. I can get very charged up about this book. When I've purged giv...

    Like the friend whose brutal honesty is never immediately welcome but reveals its necessary truths the more you bitterly and obsessively try to prove her wrong (in your head, of course, always in your head because no one else understands, damnit), this book made me confront things abou...

    Quiet entered my life at a particularly low moment. Allow me to set the scene: I had been on vacation for a week and a half. We were in Colorado, visiting my husband's family, some of whom I had met before, others whom I had not. I knew I wasn't going to be entirely comfortable being a...

    ?Introversion ? along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness and shyness ? is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living under the Extrovert ideal are like women in a man?s world, discounted because of a trait...

  • Lola
    Aug 13, 2018

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

  • Mariah
    Dec 13, 2016

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...

    Part I: Prelude to the review Part II: The review ________________________________ Part I Prelude: An introvert walks into a bookstore I read a review on this book today and decided I had to buy it right away. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, even though not every...

    This book spoke directly to my soul, to the core of my being. If you?re on this site and reading this, you probably enjoy time alone to read, think and recharge your batteries. It?s not that you?re anti-social, you just prefer having meaningful conversations with one or two pe...

    Update: Solid 5 stars..( Jan. 3rd 2016)... I had a reason for a 4.9 rating years ago.. I still believe what I wrote ... however.. this book is a lifetime favorite book!!! I had a conversation about it just yesterday. I can get very charged up about this book. When I've purged giv...

    Like the friend whose brutal honesty is never immediately welcome but reveals its necessary truths the more you bitterly and obsessively try to prove her wrong (in your head, of course, always in your head because no one else understands, damnit), this book made me confront things abou...

    Quiet entered my life at a particularly low moment. Allow me to set the scene: I had been on vacation for a week and a half. We were in Colorado, visiting my husband's family, some of whom I had met before, others whom I had not. I knew I wasn't going to be entirely comfortable being a...

    ?Introversion ? along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness and shyness ? is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living under the Extrovert ideal are like women in a man?s world, discounted because of a trait...

    A must read for everyone, not just introverts. Susan Cain, former Wall Street lawyer and self-described introvert, investigates how introversion has become dangerously scorned in the current American "Culture of Personality." I had not fully realized how drastically our cultural va...

    This is a good book! I read it for my hometown book club. I was really excited to read it, because I knew this book was very popular. Also, I love nonfiction. I love the ability to learn from a book. I believe I learned from this book. It was interesting to hear why my best friend, ...

  • Carmen
    Nov 29, 2013

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...

    Part I: Prelude to the review Part II: The review ________________________________ Part I Prelude: An introvert walks into a bookstore I read a review on this book today and decided I had to buy it right away. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, even though not every...

    This book spoke directly to my soul, to the core of my being. If you?re on this site and reading this, you probably enjoy time alone to read, think and recharge your batteries. It?s not that you?re anti-social, you just prefer having meaningful conversations with one or two pe...

    Update: Solid 5 stars..( Jan. 3rd 2016)... I had a reason for a 4.9 rating years ago.. I still believe what I wrote ... however.. this book is a lifetime favorite book!!! I had a conversation about it just yesterday. I can get very charged up about this book. When I've purged giv...

    Like the friend whose brutal honesty is never immediately welcome but reveals its necessary truths the more you bitterly and obsessively try to prove her wrong (in your head, of course, always in your head because no one else understands, damnit), this book made me confront things abou...

    Quiet entered my life at a particularly low moment. Allow me to set the scene: I had been on vacation for a week and a half. We were in Colorado, visiting my husband's family, some of whom I had met before, others whom I had not. I knew I wasn't going to be entirely comfortable being a...

    ?Introversion ? along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness and shyness ? is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living under the Extrovert ideal are like women in a man?s world, discounted because of a trait...

    A must read for everyone, not just introverts. Susan Cain, former Wall Street lawyer and self-described introvert, investigates how introversion has become dangerously scorned in the current American "Culture of Personality." I had not fully realized how drastically our cultural va...

    This is a good book! I read it for my hometown book club. I was really excited to read it, because I knew this book was very popular. Also, I love nonfiction. I love the ability to learn from a book. I believe I learned from this book. It was interesting to hear why my best friend, ...

    It's perhaps not a surprise that Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking identifies herself as an introvert. Being quiet, introverted or shy is still seen by many as a problem or handicap to overcome so I can see her motivation f...

    I was able to obtain a pre-pub reader's copy of Susan Cain's new book. This is a useful book for the introvert forced to be in the public eye. By public eye I mean more than 1 or 2 people. I, as an introvert, gained a better understanding of why I am the way I am. Most introverts wil...

    Shhh, I'm taking some quiet time. Kidding! I'll be honest. I avoided this book the first time it appeared, when the buzz had it popping up all over. But my introversion has been more than a bit disrespected lately and I was feeling a need for some affirmation. Alas, I'm not sure I f...

    Eye-opener. Astounding. Life-changing. Inspirational. Insightful. All these adjectives and more describe my experience with this amazing book. I'm very much an introvert. I try to avoid social functions as much as possible, but I do love meeting every so often with my dear friends o...

    I really liked this book, especially the beginning part. I so needed to read it. For years people have been telling me to come out of my shell and to be more outgoing and I realized I had definitely playing the role of pseudo-extrovert all this time! I enjoyed reading the fact that we ...

    I love reading on Friday nights, writing on Saturday afternoons, and having quiet get-togethers on Sunday. But I also enjoy giving presentations at school, tutoring peers in writing, and interacting with various people online and in real life. I'd describe myself as an introvert (and m...

    I expected to love, love, love this book. After all, psychology is one of my passions. Also, I am always interested in hearing from some group. And this is saying, "We, the introverts, are speaking out." However, the book was neither as powerful nor as interesting as I was hoping. ...

  • Glenn Sumi
    Aug 12, 2015

    ?There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.? I read this book for the same reason most people read this book: I am an introvert. I have always been an introvert, and it's a fundamental, sometimes limiting, part of who I am. I've learn...

    I always thought I was just weird... I can be alone in my car for a 1h drive and not want to have the radio or music on. On sundays I often join the walking club for a long 25km walk, but I prefer to do it alone (and oh, all the pity looks you get!). The idea of surprise parties makes...

    March 6th was Super Tuesday and I live in that Oh-so-much-talked-about-battle-ground-state of Ohio. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. I get to talk and talk, for 13 hours straight *sigh*. I try to make i...

    In a twist that will surprise precisely no one, this book spends a fair amount of time cheering for introverts. What were the odds, right? I assume if you're picking this book up you're on board with that to a certain extent, and likely something of an introvert yourself. This book...

    [Original review, Dec 29 2016] This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life, says plenty of useful and worthwhile things. Using the words not quite in the sense common among academic psychologists, Susan Cain distinguishes between "...

    What an affirmation! While listening to this book, I was constantly reminded of Al Franken?s Saturday Night Live character, Stuart Smalley, and his mantra, ?I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.? Well, those who understand me do. Full disclosure, ...

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is about being an introvert in today's society. Confession time: I'm a tremendous introvert. I know you're all thinking something along the lines of "What? A guy who reads constantly and writes over a hundred book rev...

    You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews This is a bit different from what I typically read and review. I don't often read non-fiction, but when my mom got this out of the library and I read the inside flap, I knew I would have to give it a shot. It sounded li...

    Thank you, Susan Cain, for writing this remarkable book! As an introvert who has always been regarded as not only quiet, but also timid and weak, this book is very refreshing. It puts into words what many introverts know intuitively; strength does not have to be loud, in your face, or ...

    As you can see, i've been mixing up my reading lately, THIS ISN'T ROMANCE YAY! Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why it's unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just KNOW yourself better. I ...

    This is the first time in my life I'm saying this: I'm so proud to be an introvert :) ...

    Once upon a time there was a woman who dreaded the staff meeting roundtable, when each person had to share what was good or bad or on their professional plate that week or in their personal life. All five, nine, fifteen pairs of eyes would be upon her as she forced her voice to carry d...

    This book blew my mind. I loved it so much that I wish I could give a copy to all of my friends and relatives. Susan Cain does an excellent job of explaining the different strengths between introverts and extroverts, and the history of how America came to idealize extroverts. I agre...

    There's a real pleasure in recognition. Hearing about yourself, finding out you're not alone, it can be a huge relief and release. And so, as a long-time (although fairly gregarious) introvert, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Not much of it was truly surprising, but still, it's nice t...

    Most of this, to be honest, is self-explanatory, but the rest is a fairly comprehensive exploration of how extroversion became a public ideal back in the 1920's, replacing the power of character with personality and the social stigma that has ever since been placed upon people who don'...

    Part I: Prelude to the review Part II: The review ________________________________ Part I Prelude: An introvert walks into a bookstore I read a review on this book today and decided I had to buy it right away. I consider myself somewhat of an introvert, even though not every...

    This book spoke directly to my soul, to the core of my being. If you?re on this site and reading this, you probably enjoy time alone to read, think and recharge your batteries. It?s not that you?re anti-social, you just prefer having meaningful conversations with one or two pe...