Hey there! It’s good to be back. Yeah, I was extremely busy since I got a little time I decided to write a review about a book. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. This book unintentionally caught my attention when I was looking through my new book stuff and it was there. The word ‘Introvert’ touched my heart as I am an introvert myself then I decided to go through and read this book.
Right now, I have finished reading this and I am telling you this book is a MASTERPIECE, a must-read for all the introverts out there. The author beautifully structured the old and new era of the business world, by understanding the nature of both extrovert and introvert. Now you would ask what exactly do I mean? and to find the answer to your question kindly read the whole article till the end.
[REVIEW] Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Susan Cain, an American writer, and lecturer. The author of a non-fiction book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, that argues modern western culture misunderstands and undervalues the traits and capabilities of introverted people.
There are two kinds of people extroverts and introvert. Extroverts are the ones who prefer to spend time socializing with strangers. They would love going to the parties, they are talkative, confident, outgoing, lively, and active. They are the ones you will never get bored with. Introverts are kinda shy, reserved, silent, calm, and reliable. They do not talk much. They are mostly nerd (just like me) heads down in a good book rather than chatting aimlessly. She says that at least one-third of the people we know are introverts.
This means they prefer to spend some time alone and prefer listening to speaking. These kinds of people are genius but they dislike being promoted. They are deeply creative, innovative but will not flourish in the business world until or unless they promote themselves. Introverts like to work alone rather than doing teamwork. Introversion is not a term harder to understand, it’s just a personality trait which characterized between the talkative and non-talkative people we meet in our daily lives.
Quotes from the Book
“There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” ~Susan Cain
“Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.” ~Susan Cain
“The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some, it’s a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers — of persistence, concentration, and insight — to do work you love and work that matters. Solve problems. make art, think deeply.” ~Susan Cain
“So stay true to your own nature. If you like to do things in a slow and steady way, don’t let others make you feel as if you have to race. If you enjoy depth, don’t force yourself to seek breadth. If you prefer single-tasking to multi-tasking, stick to your guns. Being relatively unmoved by rewards gives you the incalculable power to go your own way.” ~Susan Cain
“Shyness is the fear of social disapproval or humiliation, while introversion is a preference for environments that are not overstimulating. Shyness is inherently painful; introversion is not.” ~Susan Cain
“The purpose of school should be to prepare kids for the rest of their lives, but too often what kids need to be prepared for is surviving the school day itself.” ~Susan Cain