Friday, November 21, 2014

Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain

http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0307352153/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416008072&sr=1-1&keywords=quiet&pebp=1416008074304
This was... pretty good.  I think it took me a little while to get in to it, then once I did it kept losing my interest.  I did learn a lot, but a lot of it was just a re-hash of what we all already know about the life of an introvert.  It started out to be quite corny... yes, many great leaders were introverts.  That doesn't mean all introverts are great leaders.  Reading about how Napoleon was an introvert doesn't make me want to be Napoleon. 

One more interesting point she makes is about the 'extrovert ideal'.  We've all learned that being an extrovert is better than being an introvert.  She does a great job of explaining how that happened and why it happened.  Then why it isn't relevant anymore. 

It was a well researched book, and it definitely helped justify being an introvert and help introverts cope with living in an extroverted world. 

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