Amy Formanski Duffy's Reviews > Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Amy Formanski Duffy's review
Feb 16, 2012
I loved this book! Finally someone intelligent put together all of the positive points of being an introvert. In our culture it's considered a character flaw to be shy or introspective. But the author points out that those of us who are on the introverted side of the spectrum are great thinkers, dreamers, creative types, who have the ability to analyze problems and learn from mistakes. We think before we speak and make cautious decisions. The world needs a balance on introverts and extroverts to create progress. And like most people, I am attracted to my opposites, so my husband and many of my dearest friends are classic extroverts. There's a whole chapter on dealing with conflict in extrovert/introvert partnerships that gave me some insights into my marriage. What I thought were just man/woman differences actually has more to do with extrovert/introvert communication styles. I think this book would be especially helpful to people like my husband who find introverts so puzzling. It took me many years to accept myself as I am and to feel proud of my strengths. I have learned to act like an extrovert when I need to, but I still need time alone to sit and think and read and enjoy quiet to feel happy. And that's okay. It's just how I'm wired.
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