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Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking

Updated on September 16, 2014

My Review

This book is interesting, encouraging, and well-written and makes an introvert feel a bit more in touch in this personality worshiping culture.

I must agree with the author that we introverts need our alone time to be creative.

As Cain says, "artists work best alone where they can control an invention's design without a lot of other people designing it for marketing or some other committee."

I agree with most of what is written but I wish the author had moved through a bit more quickly the chapter on raising an introverted child. This went on and on and the repetition got to be boring.

All in all, I could relate to this book and smile at several of the author's quips such as "It's OK to cross the street to avoid making small talk."

Good reading for all of us introverts and parents or spouses of introverts.

Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking

Sometimes it helps to be a pretend-extrovert. There's always time to be quiet later.

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"Depending on which study you consult, one third to one half of Americans are introverts--in other words, one out of every two or three people you know," Cain writes. "If you're not an introvert yourself, you are surely raising, managing, married to, or coupled with one."

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      adammuller003 lm 4 years ago


      I am 1-of-7. It gets interesting analyzing all the different personalities all my brothers and sisters. I wonder if birth order influences anything?

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      beaworkathomemom 5 years ago

      This is a very interesting book. Extroverts and introverts alike can learn from this book.

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      psk09 5 years ago

      I'm from a family of four. Two of us are introverts and two extroverts. An interesting combination there!

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      I enjoyed your honest review and I love the quote about *pretend extroverts*

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I am an introvert and MUST have my alone/quiet time especially when being creative. Will have to check this book out!

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      grannysage 5 years ago

      I wonder why we always feel we have to explain why we are introverts, or apologize for it. I love this quote by Ursula K. LeGuin. "Hardly anybody ever writes anything nice about introverts. Extroverts rule. This is rather odd when you realise that about nineteen writers out of twenty are introverts. We are been taught to be ashamed of not being 'outgoing'. But a writer's job is ingoing." I would be interested in learning more about what kind of power we have.

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      angelsigh 6 years ago

      Introvert here but I can be an extravert if it's necessary ;) BUt I'd have to read the book to answer the other questions

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      Ellen Gregory 6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Very interesting. I used to be an introvert and then...... I don't know what happened.

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      kimmanleyort 6 years ago

      As an introvert myself, I could really relate to a lot of this book. It was well researched and presented. Thank you for doing a review. Blessed.

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      BobBlackUK 6 years ago

      I'm an introvert. Love ME time. Don't need a committee to create! Particularly hate noisy people in restaurants, parties etc!

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      Chuck Nelson 6 years ago from California

      I don't know if I'd read the book but I agree that alone time can be the most creative time.

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      Agree that it sounds like an interesting book to read. I used to be very extroverted, but the older I have gotten, the less outgoing I have become...

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      Shari O'Leary 6 years ago from Minnesota

      I may have to check out this book. I'm very introverted, and have been for as long as I can remember.

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      Heidi 6 years ago from Benson, IL

      Sounds like a book I would read. I'm pretty introverted myself. :)

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      BusyMOM LM 6 years ago

      I haven't read this book, but now I think I'd like to!