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Quiet by Susan Cain
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Feb 06, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2012, nonfiction

4.5 stars. As an introvert myself, this was a big ah-ha book for me. Like, now it makes sense to me why I feel so much more affected by both beauty and violence than others, why I have a horror of being over-scheduled or not having sufficient free time, why I'm tired and really need space and quiet after work even though I have a not-especially-demanding job that I like and find rewarding, why I'm drawn to my extroverted, life-of-the-party husband (even as he wears me out with his constant chatter), why so many of my best girlfriends have been fiery types with big personalities. Like a handful of other nonfiction books (The Omnivore's Dilemma, Animals in Translation, and A Natural History of the Senses come to mind), it's a book that just seems so right and true to me, somehow. It wasn't as consistently fascinating to me as those other titles, some sections were definitely better than others, but if you are an introvert and/or interested in personality and temperament, I would highly recommend it.
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message 1: by Angela (new)

Angela This is interesting to me because I've always considered myself an extrovert, but many of the things you describe at the beginning of this paragraph apply to me.

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