In our society, which prefers and glamorizes extroverts, the natural born leaders, and the charismatic public speakers, introverts are, at times, looked upon as second-class citizens. Quiet gives validation and appreciation to this personality type by telling us why introverts are important to our work places, work teams, and society. The book provides a personality test to determine if one is an extrovert or introvert, which is not always a clear cut divide. Quiet cites scientific studies of introversion and gives examples of their positive presence among us, and those who have made a difference in the world like Rosa Parks and Ghandi. Cain also suggests life coping strategies for those introverts who find themselves living in the role of an extrovert. Quiet is a great read for everyone interested in the human psyche, human behavior and the world of introverts, as well as for those who love them or work with them.
Dec 1, 2012