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

Susan Cain / Aug 22, 2019

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 re the ones who prefer listening to speaking reading to partying who innovate and create but dislike self promotion who favor working on t

  • Title: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • Author: Susan Cain
  • ISBN: 9780670916764
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Paperback
  • At least one third of the people we know are introverts They re the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying who innovate and create but dislike self promotion who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams Although they re often labeled quiet, it s to introverts like Gandhi, Einstein and Rosa Parks that we owe many of the great contribuAt least one third of the people we know are introverts They re the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying who innovate and create but dislike self promotion who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams Although they re often labeled quiet, it s to introverts like Gandhi, Einstein and Rosa Parks that we owe many of the great contributions to society Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.

    Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can t Stop SUSAN CAIN is the co founder of Quiet Revolution LLC and the author of the award winning New York Times bestseller QUIET The Power of Introverts in A World That Can t Stop Talking, which has been translated into thirty six languages, has appeared on many Best of lists, and was named the best book of the year by Fast Company magazine, which also named Cain one of its Most Creative People Quiet Revolution Unlocking the Power of Introverts Quiet Revolution is excited to spread the word about Matthew Pollard s book release of The Introvert s Edge We introverts live in a world that looks up Read Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can t Stop Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can t Stop Talking Jump to navigation Jump to search Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can t Stop Quiet The Power of Introverts Psychology Today Quiet The Power of Introverts How to thrive in a world that can t stop talking Susan Cain is the author of QUIET The Power of Introverts in a World That Can t Stop Talking and the co founder of Quiet Revolution, a startup that aims to help businesses manage their introverted employees. Quiet Power The Secret Strengths of Introverts by Susan Cain Aug , Quiet Power The Secret Strengths of Introverts Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can t Stop Talking With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can t Stop 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 for writing it. Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can t Stop Most Helpful Customer Reviews In doing so, she became a symbol of strength in the movement This is the first of many examples of introverts that Cain offers to show the power of quiet in a world that likes to talk Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World that Can t Stop Talking is a great book. Power of Quiet Let your inner lion roar Quiet the thoughts even the subconscious ones that have prevented you from reaching your goals Quiet the doubts and fears, so you can get the right answer to any challenge before you Quiet the patterns of complexity that manifest in your life, and PROVE that you can do anything you so decide. Quiet, Please Unleashing The Power Of Introverts NPR Jan , Quiet, Please Unleashing The Power Of Introverts Introvert Susan Cain is here to make the case for people who like to work in peace and quiet Today s workplaces are designed for The power of introverts Susan Cain YouTube Mar , The power of introverts Susan Cain TED Loading Unsubscribe from TED Introverts and the Quiet Revolution Duration CBS Sunday Morning , views .

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        QUIET The Power of Introverts in a World That Can t Stop Talking, was released in January, 2012, from Crown Publishers in the U.S and from Viking Penguin in the U.K Quiet Power The Secret Strengths of Introverts was released in May, 2016 from Dial Books in the U.S and from Penguin Life in the U.K.I would love to meet all of you I can be found on any of the sites listed below QuietRev Facebook AuthorSusanCain Twitter SusanCain Plus.Google SUSANCAIN Linkedin in susancain Pinterest SusanCainAuthor ABOUT THE AUTHOR SUSAN CAIN is the co founder of Quiet Revolution and the author of the bestsellers Quiet Power The Secret Strengths of Introverts, and Quiet The Power of Introverts in A World That Can t Stop Talking, which has been translated into 40 languages, has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over four years, and was named the 1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine, which also named Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business Cain is also the co founder of the Quiet Schools Network and the Quiet Leadership Institute Her writing has appeared in the The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications Her record smashing TED talk has been viewed over 14 million times and was named by Bill Gates one of his all time favorite talks Cain has also spoken at Microsoft, Google, the U.S Treasury, the S.E.C Harvard, Yale, West Point and the US Naval Academy She received Harvard Law School s Celebration Award for Thought Leadership, the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award for Communication and Leadership, and was named one of the world s top 50 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc Magazine She is an honors graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons Before I became a writer, I practiced corporate law for seven years, representing clients like JP Morgan and General Electric, and then worked as a negotiations consultant, training all kinds of people, from hedge fund managers to TV producers to college students negotiating their first salaries My clients have included Merrill Lynch, Shearman Sterling, One Hundred Women in Hedge Funds, and many I went to Princeton University and Harvard Law School.From all this you might guess that I m a hardcore, wonderfully self confident, pound the table kind of person, when in fact I m just the opposite I prefer listening to talking, reading to socializing, and cozy chats to group settings I like to think before I speak softly I ve never given a speech without being terrified first, though I ve given many And somehow I know that everything I ve ever accomplished, in love and in work, I owe to these traits, annoying though they may sometimes be I ve explored this paradox in my first book, QUIET.I live on the banks of the Hudson River in an 1822 captain s cottage with my beloved husband, sons, and magnolia trees My favorite activities are reading, writing, lounging around caf s, and doing the mambo with my family I use a lot of old fashioned expressions A few times a year, I try to like cooking I m insatiably curious about human nature.


    644 Comments

    1. “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 learned to deal with it better over the years - learned to clasp my shaking hands together during presentations, force myself to breathe normally and keep my voice steady, even force myself to make the first move in social situat [...]


    2. I always thought I was just weirdI 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 me sick to my stomach, and any event where a thousand people are together is possibly even worse. I dislike small talk, but I probably hate even more how nervous I get when I have to do it. I can feel sad for a bruised [...]


    3. 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 it entertaining for the voters, myself and the others I work with because of its repetition, but by 7:30 pm when the polls close I don’t think the language I was using was English.My spiel went something like this [...]


    4. 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 is certainly for you-or for the perplexed extrovert or "pseudo-extrovert" that might be confused by your supposedly mysterious ways. It's a sort of shield, a blockade, a set of reinforced walls that Cain feels it is n [...]


    5. 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, according to the Myers-Briggs Personality Test, I’m an ISFJ.There were so many points of affirmation for me—things I intuitively knew. Things I’ve tried to share with others mostly to no avail. This book supp [...]


    6. This book, which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on 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 "extroverts", whom she characterizes as loud, thick-skinned people who prioritise social interaction, assertiveness and gregariousness, and "introverts", quiet, thin-skinned people who prioritise sensitivity, harmony and understanding. She points out that a [...]


    7. 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 reviews a year is an introvert?" Shocking but true. I could easily go days without human contact. At parties, I'm the guy hanging out near the food or snooping through the host's books or medicine cabinet. I could go into [...]


    8. You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! ReviewsThis 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 like something I could relate to and possibly benefit from and it was. As soon as I started it, I was totally engrossed. And as I made my way through the entire thing, I felt like I was learning more and more about myself.My [...]


    9. 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 aggressive. Strength and conviction can present themselves quietly without sacrificing effectiveness. Through impressive research, Ms. Cain clearly demonstrates the importance of both personality types and the valu [...]


    10. 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 never really classified myself as such before, but reading this, I understand why, if I'm exhausted, all I want to be is alone, and how I'm extroverted only when I can control my environment and how that's a THING! If [...]


    11. 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 agree that as a society we tend to value the gregarious go-getters, the loud talkers, the forceful presenters. But Cain's book reminds us that societies need introverts, too — the thinkers, the listeners, the people who [...]


    12. 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 down the table, knocking off as few words as she could to express, “Everything’s great!” before turning her flushed face to the colleague beside her. This same woman could take the stage before an audience in [...]


    13. 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 to read a book that validates the way I tend to operate anyway. Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in policy and enforcement. You can read why I came to this decision here.In [...]


    14. 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't seem vibrant and ebullient. It shouldn't come as any surprise to anyone that 1/3 to 1/2 of all people are introverts, but because we live in a society that places a premium on everything non-introverted, most of [...]


    15. Update: Solid 5 stars( Jan. 3rd 2016)I had a reason for a 4.9 rating years agoI still believe what I wrote however.is 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 giving books away I've always 'kept' this one for myself ( yet I've bought extra copies a few times and have given it as a gift). I feel everyone benefits from this book'everyone' and the process of reading it is a fabulous journey too! Rati [...]


    16. Part I: Prelude to the reviewPart II: The review________________________________Part IPrelude: An introvert walks into a bookstoreI 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 everyone around me agrees on that, because you know, I talk to people and can be pleasant at the same time. Convincing people there's more to the introvert-extrovert distinction than that hasn't always proven easy.I was hoping this boo [...]


    17. 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 about myself that I always kind of knew but glossed over with conciliatory explanations. I am, according to the battery of Myers-Briggs tests that Dr. Internet has administered to me (and that offer the same result no [...]


    18. 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 around people the whole trip- I'm a huge introvert and I'm self aware enough to know that I need downtime, and quite a bit of it, to feel as if I'm functioning normally. But I didn't realize that my husband, who is [...]


    19. 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 people rather than being stuck in a room with a loud group talking about nothing. Susan Cain’s book will validate you and make you feel you’re not a freak. You don’t need “to come out of your shell.” In fact, t [...]


    20. “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 that goes to the core of who they are.”I came across the author of this outstanding book when we studied for our Library studies last year. We were to present on the topic “What are you passionate about”, and [...]


    21. 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 values have shifted--and how much American society pushes us to conform--until reading Cain's book. To prove her point, Cain visits American bastions of extroversion promotion, including Harvard Business School, Saddleba [...]


    22. 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 for writing it.One this book's premises is that in the last 50 years or so, the Western world moved from a culture of character to a culture of personality, which according to the author has given an advantage to people [...]


    23. 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, who is one of the biggest introverts ever fits perfectly with me (I'm a huge extravert). Also, it was interesting to hear what you can do to help someone with stage fright preform at their best.However, I felt the book [...]


    24. 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 will find helpful tips and info on dealing with work and daily matters. Now if I could only have enough money to move away and live in seclusion. ;-)


    25. کتاب به بررسی صادق و ارزشمند حضور درونگرا ها در آمریکا می پردازه که یک سوم جامعه شون رو تشکیل دادن و سپس مدارس و موسسه های دیگه رو مورد نقد قرار میده که تمام دانش آموزان رو مجبور میکنه که برون گرا باشن و نشون میده که این اجبار چقدر میتونه از نظر روانی و عاطفی باعث صدمه به اون بچه [...]


    26. 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 one-on-one. If I do end up at a party, you can bet I'm the one keeping the corner warm. I am an avid reader, a knitter, a sometimes writer, a nerd, and an engineer. My idea of a perfect evening is one spent in the comfo [...]


    27. 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 introverts actually have power and hidden strengths. The list of famous introverts surprised me, Rosa Parks, Al Gore and Gandhi in particular. The book also shared some insight into the thinking patterns of extrove [...]


    28. 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.Cain does a great job of blending together different aspects. The three main angles she uses are:1.) Famous people who were introverts. She usually starts her chapters with a story about a wonderful famous person we all [...]


    29. 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 my Meyers-Briggs personality type agrees), though both introverts and extroverts would enjoy this fascinating book by Susan Cain. She provides an intriguing, in-depth perspective on introversion, its connotation in [...]


    30. 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 found much helpful here.Part One is 'The Extrovert Ideal,' and looks at how the change from the 18th century ideal of personality to 20th century cult of personality emphasized extroversion as a valuable workplace trait [...]


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