Quiet by Susan Cain

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking is a New York Times Bestseller about a group of individuals who are often mistaken to be shy when they just prefer peaceful solitude at times.

Interestingly, one-third of us are introverts.

Introverts prefer working individually and require “me time” to process the day’s events. They are often classified as “thinkers.”

Famous introverts include Rosa Parks, Dale Carnegie and Dr. Seuss.

Cain explores the “extrovert ideal” that has come to dominate society in recent years. Many introverts often find themselves pretending to be extroverted. Extroverts are the majority who thrive on conversation and group work.

The volume includes a Reader’s Guide, a guide for parents of introverted children and third guide for their educators.

Cain’s book reminds introverts that, as Mahatama Ghandi said, “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

 

 

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