- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (General UK); 1 edition (27 February 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141029196
- ISBN-13: 978-0141029191
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 222 g
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
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Quiet is a very timely book, and Cain's central thesis is fresh and important. Maybe the extrovert ideal is no longer as powerful as it was; perhaps it is time we all stopped to listen to the still, small voice of calm (Daisy Goodwin The Sunday Times)
Susan Cain's Quiet has sparked a quiet revolution. In our booming culture, hers is a still, small voice that punches above its weight. Perhaps rather than sitting back and asking people to speak up, managers and company leaders might lean forward and listen (Megan Walsh The Times)
I can't get Quiet out of my head. It is an important book - so persuasive and timely and heartfelt it should inevitably effect change in schools and offices (Jon Ronson The Guardian)
A startling, important, and readable page-turner (Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth)
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Quiet : The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
That fact is whether we're an introvert or an extrovert
The introvert/extrovert divide is the most fundamental dimension of personality. And at least a third of us are on the introverted side. Some of the world's most talented people are introverts. Without them we wouldn't have the Apple computer, the theory of relativity and Van Gogh's sunflowers.
Yet extroverts have taken over. Shyness, sensitivity and seriousness are often seen as being negative. Introverts feel reproached for being the way they are.
In Quiet, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths.
Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts - and how you see yourself.
I can't get Quiet out of my head. It is an important book - so persuasive and timely and heartfelt it should inevitably effect change in schools and offices' - Jon Ronson, The Guardian
Susan Cain's Quiet has sparked a quiet revolution. In our booming culture, hers is a still, small voice that punches above its weight. Perhaps rather than sitting back and asking people to speak up, managers and company leaders might lean forward and listen - Megan Walsh, The Times.
Quiet is a very timely book, and Cain's central thesis is fresh and important. Maybe the extrovert ideal is no longer as powerful as it was; perhaps it is time we all stopped to listen to the still, small voice of calm - Daisy Goodwin, The Sunday Times.
About the Author
Quiet : The Power of Introverts in A World That Can't Stop Talking, which has sold over 2 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. Since her 2012 TED talk was posted online it has been viewed over 17 million times. Her writing on introversion and shyness has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Oprah magazine and Psychology Today. Cain has spoken at the Royal Society of Arts, Microsoft and Google, and has appeared on the BBC, CBS and NPR. Her work has been featured on the cover of Time, in the Daily Mail, the FT, the Atlantic, GQ, Grazia, the New Yorker, Wired, Fast Company, Fortune, Forbes, USA Today, the Washington Post, CNN and Slate.com. She is an honours graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons.
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As some one with Aspergers syndrome / High functioning autism all I can say is that this will be a magnificent work for all professionals to use. After reading this I am convinced of a link between introversion and autism for sure. I believe thus book should be read by all in the autistic community, because the insights gained by reading this will greatly help those with Autism as well as those working with those who are autistic. Heart warming, educating and utterly inspiring.
Susan Cain references some of Dr Elaine Aron's work which is fantastic! Thanks for existing Susan Cain. Loved the book.
I have always pushed myself outside of my comfort zone. I think I may have been looking for some affirmation that it is OK to live in my natural state of introversion. This book, tended towards that constant need to function within an extroverted world, and to try to be comfortable with that.