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Cheryl in CC NV I think the message of this book is one we members of goodreads can especially appreciate. Many avid readers, that is to say, active users of goodreads, tend towards introversion. Many entrepreneurs, that is to say, the dynamos that built this site, tend towards extroversion.

And so when they come up with some exciting new feature like the group home pages' enhanced ability to host images and video, they're proud, and we're frustrated.


message 2: by Sheila (new)

Sheila I've had my eye on this one for awhile, as I would consider myself a total introvert. I think your comments about Goodreads and their extroverted "improvements" hit the nail on the head!


Cheryl in CC NV tx - watch for my actual review when finish :)


message 4: by Diane (new)

Diane Very interesting, although I may get enough from this great review so I won't read the book. If you asked 100 people, probably 100 would say I am an extreme extrovert. If you look at my Myers-Briggs scores, it will say I am an introvert but fairly close to the low end of extrovert. Of course, I am old and I think we do learn a lot as we go through life so maybe labels don't work so well for me anymore. I liked the link to the Trip to Abilene. I used that movie short as training when I was working - trying to be sure my staff did not play along when they didn't want to. I certainly got myself into difficulties a number of times by saying what I meant, but in the long run I think it was always worth it. I also know that I am much more extroverted in my mind than in practice, unless it is my role to be extroverted and then I can be pretty out there (my kids might say obnoxious?). Again, this has changed over time. The other thing that changed my introversion to extroversion is dancing - I am a total extrovert when there any chance to dance. Thanks for the review.


Cheryl in CC NV I like your comment better than the book. *Thank you* for sharing. You definitely don't need to read it - you've got it better figured out than Cain does! I learn so much from your reviews and your comments on mine.


Whispers from the Pirate's Ghost Whisper I love the review Cheryl! (and, I appriciate the length!) I heard an expert at customer service give an interesting description of the difference between Introverts and Extroverts. It has to do with how they charge their batteries. (She was specifically refering to people, like me, who are one way naturally, but had to learn to function like the other one. At the core this is how you tell the difference: The Extrovert relaxes and even feels, if not rested, revived, when he gets to be around other people. The Introvert, no matter how much he's developed into a presenter or talker goes home locks the door and feels like he's resting when alone with a book, movie or computer. (for me, I had to learn to act like an extrovert when they put me in charge of a 70 man division (Leading Petty officer) and later as an Instructor and now a counselor (who also gives presentations). I'm really an Introvert at heart.

Love the review. I'm going to have to find a way to read this one. Audibile.com? That's great! I can do that.


Cheryl in CC NV Yes - I can't imagine that being around other people would be relaxing or revivifying - good way to draw a distinction!


message 8: by Bob (new)

Bob Gustafson Hmm. This is interesting, particularly in view of your comments on writing reviews.

Using the test given in the book, I am an ambivert.
I have read only the preface and two other chapters. The preface was discouraging. It told us that the book would be a whine. Chapter one was good. It gave some objective information regarding the history of her subject. Chapter two said that introverts are good and extroverts are bad. Discouraging.

I will continue nevertheless. My niece and I are reading it together.


Cheryl in CC NV Heh, well, yeah, the premise is that introverts are under-appreciated, so it does come across as biased against extroverts sometimes, which is one of the things that makes it imperfect.


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