Kathleen's Reviews > Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Quiet by Susan Cain
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Jan 30, 2012

really liked it

Cain presents a very well-researched discussion about the differences between the introvert and extrovert personality types, and how the Western world has changed from one that used to value introspection and quiet intellect to one of dominance by forceful vivaciousness and outspokenness.

Turns out that open office concepts, group projects, and committee meetings are NOT the way to get the best work done. Also, contrary to popular belief, the gregarious and most forceful risk-takers often make terrible leaders and decision makers.

If you're an introvert, this book will provide you with many aha! moments. If you love an introvert, expect to gain valuable insights into how they process information, relate to others, and cope with a world whose volume goes to 11.

Barnes and Noble is featuring a Drawn to Read review of this title that is worth a look.
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January 30, 2012 – Started Reading
January 30, 2012 – Shelved
January 30, 2012 –
page 60
17.8% ""Does it always make sense to equate leadership with hyper-extroversion?""
February 3, 2012 – Finished Reading

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