Book Reviews

Book Review: Quiet by Susan Cain

I purchased a copy of this book for my own enjoyment with no expectations of a review


Cain’s Quiet was a real eye-opener for me. I mean, I knew I was introverted, but not really by how much. I gained a new perspective and a few new ways of doing things.


There are several major sections, with topics ranging from considering the ‘Extrovert Ideal’ that our culture worships, and how other cultures view the quiet, contemplative personality, along with how introversion/extroversion differ, nature vs nurture, and how we can improve. It can be really hard, because people judge you as ‘standoffish’ ‘if you don’t chatter constant​ly. In groups, I listen and add only when I feel I have something to add to the room. I understand myself a bit better now, and it was reassuring to know that there is nothing wrong with my quiet nature.

????? Recommended for those interested in learning more about what makes introverts tick, or if you are an introvert looking for some coping mechanisms.

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