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Quiet by Susan Cain
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Feb 04, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012
Read in February, 2012

I generally liked this book because it was basically like reading about myself. I apprciated the science behind it, but there is still no real definite answer to the nurture vs nature question. Concept being that you are born one or the other, but the way you are raised can effect your personality or give you other tools or ways to change the way people perceive you. A lot of that is really subjective, so that still leaves a lot of room for one to say 'you're not trying hard enough' and there is something wrong with that. The author was really good about suggesting you accept who you are and work with your strengths, and make sure you life is more in line with who you are. A typical 'example' at the end sort of ticked me off though: "Quit your job as TV anchor and get a degree in library science." because obviously that is a misguided assumption that all librarians work in silence and rarely ever have to talk to people or present. HA.
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Charty We just Myers-Briggs testing at work and it was...eerie to read my profile and go, yes, yes, yes, that is totally me. I might have to pick this up to read.

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