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Quiet (English)

Author: CAIN SUSAN
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Language: English
Length: 333 Pages
Publisher: Penguin Putnam
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Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking is a bestselling non-fiction book that celebrates introverts, often undervalued in our society, even though they form a considerable chunk of our population, and contribute invaluably to every sphere as politicians, leaders, artists, writers and so on.

Summary Of The Book

Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking is a non fiction book written in 2012 by Susan Cain. The book essentially highlights the fact that western society is largely dominated by extroverts, while introverts remain in the shadows, often underutilised and undervalued, despite the strengths, skills, and talents they possess.

The book goes on to explain the innate differences between introvert and extrovert personality types, their differing brain chemistry, scientific connotations, advantages, and disadvantages of each temperament that they signify. The book’s findings are based on detailed research in areas of neuroscience, psychology, and evolution, all well documented within its content. Providing many examples from history, the book asserts that introversion is a normal human trait, in fact, some of the world’s greatest leaders and creative individuals have been introverts.
In Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking, the author studies the history of western society over the years, and notes the shift from an emphasis on character to an emphasis on personality, leading to an ‘extrovert ideal’ in a culture where being an introvert is regarded as an inferior quality.

Breaking this myth, the book stresses on the importance of these individuals in society. It offers helpful insights and tools for introverts to understand themselves, and function better in this extrovert driven society. It also urges them to utilise their untapped potential, skills, and talents, by selecting areas of work best suited for them, offering them advice on better communication and personal relationships with others.

On a larger scale, the book calls for a change in the attitude of society towards introverts, at the workplace, at home through parenting techniques, and in schools. They must not be chastised for being sensitive, serious, and shy, or it would draw them into a shell, leading to a tremendous waste of human potential and happiness.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking has been praised by critics and writers in the literary world alike. Some have considered it a timely, deeply insightful, and life altering book that permanently changed how one views others, especially introverts. The book ranked second in The New York Times bestseller list, and was voted The Best Non-fiction Book of 2012, by Goodreads Choice Awards.

About Susan Cain

American writer, former corporate lawyer, and lecturer, Susan Cain is a Harvard Law School Graduate, and an alumni of Princeton University.

She founded The Negotiation Company, a firm that trains people in communication and negotiation skills. Her firm boasts of an illustrious list of clients including, Merrill Lynch, and many prestigious law firms. She presently lives in New York with her husband and two sons.

Specifications of Quiet (English) (Paperback)

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Author CAIN SUSAN
Book Details
Publisher Penguin Putnam
Publication Year 2012 January
ISBN-13 9780670916764
ISBN-10 0670916765
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 333 Pages
Dimensions
Width 5.9 inch
Height 8.97 inch
Weight 454 g
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28 Apr 2012
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A Wonderful Gift for Introverts

This book will surely raise the morale of introverts who are struggling to find their place in an overly extroverted world. I, being an almost hundred percent introvert, found it very encouraging. Most of the time introverts struggle against their own personality in order to become more extroverted, or at least act more extroverted. What they do not realize is that they are struggling against their own natural self and trying very hard to become something they are not. Nor do they realize their own unique potential as an introvert. It is a good book for extroverts too as it helps them to... ()

This book will surely raise the morale of introverts who are struggling to find their place in an overly extroverted world. I, being an almost hundred percent introvert, found it very encouraging. Most of the time introverts struggle against their own personality in order to become more extroverted, or at least act more extroverted. What they do not realize is that they are struggling against their own natural self and trying very hard to become something they are not. Nor do they realize their own unique potential as an introvert. It is a good book for extroverts too as it helps them to...
This book will surely raise the morale of introverts who are struggling to find their place in an overly extroverted world. I, being an almost hundred percent introvert, found it very encouraging. Most of the time introverts struggle against their own personality in order to become more extroverted, or at least act more extroverted. What they do not realize is that they are struggling against their own natural self and trying very hard to become something they are not. Nor do they realize their own unique potential as an introvert. It is a good book for extroverts too as it helps them to understand the introverts they interact with and see them in a new light. Extroverts, please do not misunderstand, while glorifying introversion, Quiet does not view extroversion as bad either. It is all about balance. One of the many wonderful advices in Quiet is that you could live a successful and fulfilling life by remaining true to your inner self.

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Jayesh Singh
19 Oct 2013
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Masterpiece on this subject: Kudos to the author

First of all I would like to salute the author for the kind of research she has done to come up with such a masterpiece. Not only she has provided enough research references to make her point but at the same time she has taken care that the message is being delivered to the readers without writing anything wrong about being extroverts/introverts.. She has handled the subject very beautifully and has explained both temperaments the best way..

One thing I want to clarify is that the book is not only for introverts who need better understanding of themselves but it is equally important for ex...
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First of all I would like to salute the author for the kind of research she has done to come up with such a masterpiece. Not only she has provided enough research references to make her point but at the same time she has taken care that the message is being delivered to the readers without writing anything wrong about being extroverts/introverts.. She has handled the subject very beautifully and has explained both temperaments the best way..

One thing I want to clarify is that the book is not only for introverts who need better understanding of themselves but it is equally important for ex...
First of all I would like to salute the author for the kind of research she has done to come up with such a masterpiece. Not only she has provided enough research references to make her point but at the same time she has taken care that the message is being delivered to the readers without writing anything wrong about being extroverts/introverts.. She has handled the subject very beautifully and has explained both temperaments the best way..

One thing I want to clarify is that the book is not only for introverts who need better understanding of themselves but it is equally important for extroverts who need to understand the mentality of introverts they have to live/deal with..

Everyone (introverts/extroverts) should read this book to get better understanding of the temperaments, how to deal with the people of opposite type, who can be your (parents/wife/children/friends/colleagues) anyone..

I just can't stop admiring the work author has done, being an introvert herself she has given many insights for introverts to accept themselves as they are and when to behave more extrovert to get hold of the situation..

What a masterpiece, simply outstanding book.. I would recommend this book to everyone I know..

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08 Feb 2014
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Quietly making Noise!

This book found its way to my library through a chance introduction to this book in the authors' TED talk.

It suits my temperament to read/write than to speak and this book attempts to explain why is this so. This the author does it with relevant research studies and examples and is impressive for comprehensiveness if not for thoroughness (of course, one would not expect this in this genre - popularization).

It is a great read to all introverts and extroverts. One thing I noticed was that MBTI test results distinguishes their EXTROVERT AND EXTRAVERSION. This book does not make any dist...
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This book found its way to my library through a chance introduction to this book in the authors' TED talk.

It suits my temperament to read/write than to speak and this book attempts to explain why is this so. This the author does it with relevant research studies and examples and is impressive for comprehensiveness if not for thoroughness (of course, one would not expect this in this genre - popularization).

It is a great read to all introverts and extroverts. One thing I noticed was that MBTI test results distinguishes their EXTROVERT AND EXTRAVERSION. This book does not make any dist...
This book found its way to my library through a chance introduction to this book in the authors' TED talk.

It suits my temperament to read/write than to speak and this book attempts to explain why is this so. This the author does it with relevant research studies and examples and is impressive for comprehensiveness if not for thoroughness (of course, one would not expect this in this genre - popularization).

It is a great read to all introverts and extroverts. One thing I noticed was that MBTI test results distinguishes their EXTROVERT AND EXTRAVERSION. This book does not make any distinction. So for a discerning eye this is a bit of disappointment as it borders on the question of being accurate.

Definitely, suggest anyone to buy the book and have a good read.

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Sanjay S G
08 Nov 2013
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Amazing book!

This is one of the best books that I've read, and hats off to Susan Cain for this amazing work. The book talks talks about introversion in detail and the various behaviors and tendencies of introverts and what they seek. Susan, herself an introvert, is able to easily put the reader at ease, especially an introverted one. Quiet talks about the role an introvert can play in a world that is increasingly tending to overvalue to extroverted ideals, and this is why the book is extremely relevant. Even though, this isn't a self-help book, it's the best book I've read that puts me at ease with myse... ()

This is one of the best books that I've read, and hats off to Susan Cain for this amazing work. The book talks talks about introversion in detail and the various behaviors and tendencies of introverts and what they seek. Susan, herself an introvert, is able to easily put the reader at ease, especially an introverted one. Quiet talks about the role an introvert can play in a world that is increasingly tending to overvalue to extroverted ideals, and this is why the book is extremely relevant. Even though, this isn't a self-help book, it's the best book I've read that puts me at ease with myse...
This is one of the best books that I've read, and hats off to Susan Cain for this amazing work. The book talks talks about introversion in detail and the various behaviors and tendencies of introverts and what they seek. Susan, herself an introvert, is able to easily put the reader at ease, especially an introverted one. Quiet talks about the role an introvert can play in a world that is increasingly tending to overvalue to extroverted ideals, and this is why the book is extremely relevant. Even though, this isn't a self-help book, it's the best book I've read that puts me at ease with myself and reminds me that I don't have to constantly strive to meet ideals and values that the world wants.
Extroverts - Don't think of this as a book for just introverts. At least 1/3rd of the population are introverts, so this would definitely help you understand them better and make you realize that introverts need their space and have different needs.
Introverts - this book is a tribute to us, read it and I'm sure that you'll come out happier and a little wiser

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Barun Sanyasi
05 Oct 2013
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I appreciate silence!

I loved this book! It's all about introverts in a culture that celebrates extroversion. We have a personality worshiping culture and the new social media has only made it worse. Everyone on Facebook is a performer. Despite 1/3 to 1/2 of the population being introverts, everything in our culture from parenting to school to work to socializing celebrates and rewards extroversion. Some of the most creative and brilliant creators and thinkers in history were introverts. The theme of this work is that introverts have a great deal to offer the world and that we are making a mistake by not accommo... ()

I loved this book! It's all about introverts in a culture that celebrates extroversion. We have a personality worshiping culture and the new social media has only made it worse. Everyone on Facebook is a performer. Despite 1/3 to 1/2 of the population being introverts, everything in our culture from parenting to school to work to socializing celebrates and rewards extroversion. Some of the most creative and brilliant creators and thinkers in history were introverts. The theme of this work is that introverts have a great deal to offer the world and that we are making a mistake by not accommo...
I loved this book! It's all about introverts in a culture that celebrates extroversion. We have a personality worshiping culture and the new social media has only made it worse. Everyone on Facebook is a performer. Despite 1/3 to 1/2 of the population being introverts, everything in our culture from parenting to school to work to socializing celebrates and rewards extroversion. Some of the most creative and brilliant creators and thinkers in history were introverts. The theme of this work is that introverts have a great deal to offer the world and that we are making a mistake by not accommodating and encouraging this important personality type.

This is a compelling and very well-written book. I hope it will do very well. The author is raising very important points and has done so in a well researched and thoughtful work. I highly recommend this book and don't think you will be disappointed.

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