Quiet Susan Cain

Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking is a non-fiction book by Susan Cain. She mainly talks about how the value of introvert is not understood and they are still undervalued, especially in western countries.  Susan quotes research in biology, psychology, neuroscience and evolution to prove her point that introversion is a normal thing. Adding that many of the creative, accomplished and distinguished people in the history were introverts.

Genre: Self-help

5 Reasons Why ‘Quiet’ Is Your Next Book

  1. If you are an introvert or if you know an introvert like your wife, your kid or anyone else, this is a good book to understand them more without judging them.
  2. Being quiet doesn’t translate to being less confident or being insecure. It also doesn’t mean that an introvert lives in his/her head, and you should ask him to come out of his shell. What exactly then being an introvert imply? This book will definitely help in expanding your mind by its extensively researched and insightful content.
  3. This book is also dealing with the topics of introvert-extrovert relationship and how to deal with conflicts if they arise. Also, how to raise an introvert kid irrespective whether you are an introvert or extrovert parent.
  4. Are introversion and extroversion merely a part of your personality that you can change with time? How to flourish as an introvert in an extrovert world? Many such questions will be answered by former Wall Street lawyer, Susan Cain.
  5. You will also learn a lot of about pseudo-extroverts- a part free trait theory. Additionally, you will know whether it’s deceiving yourself when you are acting as an extrovert or not, or whether it’s morally acceptable.

This book is really full of information about quiet people that most of the people are not aware of. It’s a highly recommended for everyone irrespective of their introvert or extrovert nature.

Favourite Quote From ‘Quiet’

“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.”


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