Apr 6, 2017

We have all taken personality tests that put us into one box or another in an attempt to better understand ourselves. In Susan Cain’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, Cain analyzes the introvert/extrovert dichotomy with a particular focus on how introverts think and what motivates them. Cain argues that we live in an extrovert-centric society that values and praises the high achieving socialites over the less outgoing thinkers. Cain speaks up for and defends those whose voices have gone unheard for far too long.

Quiet reads like a text book, analyzing

Dec 1, 2012

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