The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World
Is there a hidden part of you that no one else sees? Do you have a vivid inner world of thoughts and emotions that your peers and loved ones can’t seem to access? Have you ever been told you’re too “quiet,” “shy,” “boring,” or “awkward”? Are your habits and comfort zones questioned by a so ...more
She writes in a simple,clear language that is a combination of scientific results and well-composed explanations for us, laymen.She ...more
“It’s even more frustrating when I’m told to smile,” she writes. “Thinking isn’t really conducive to smiling, and in my opinion, it would be much stranger if I was pondering to myself with a huge grin on my face rather than my normal, concentrated look. Is it wrong for me to be just thinking? Why should I owe anyone a smile?” (c)
Note: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher. This has not influenced my review in any way.
As an introvert, I found “The Secret Lives of Introverts” an enjoyable read. However, I have already read several books about introversion, so I didn’t learn many new things. There were several beautiful quotes that I found relatable though. Many fellow introvert experiences also tugged at my heartstrings. Lastly, I think that readers who are into self-help would appreciate that Jenn Granneman included many detailed tips for both introverts and extroverts in different sit ...more
So what new does Jenn Granneman bring to the table? Be ...more
The book begins with Granneman describing the moment she learned she was an introvert. Specifically, she was relieved that there was a name for it, and that it was normal for her not to be like her extroverted friends. This, of course, made me think back to my childhood, but a trip down memory lane yielded no “Aha!” moment. I always knew I was an introvert, and I didn't have friends or family members who made me feel weird about it. I guess I assumed that since introverts spend so much time in o ...more
The Secret Lives of Introverts is an excellent read. It stands out from other introvert books because Granneman focuses on the personal experiences of real introverts, not just the science behind introversion. She has a background as a journalist and put it to good work: the book is packed with stories from the people she sa ...more
For someone discovering for the first time what introversion is, I think that book could help a lot since it gives a lot of advices as well as testimonies from introverted people. But as someone who is already familiar with the subject, the book didn’t teach me anything new. But I would still recommend it to introverted people since the book covers a lot of subjects such as what introversion is but also introversion in love or at work.
Other than that, the author covered the topic of relationship and career as well. She explored the different dynamics of relationships, ...more
Ms Granneman gets into the world of introverts. She encourages people to be who they and not who others want them to be. There is nothing wrong with them if the ...more