QUIET – Power of introverts in a World that can’t stop talking 8/2019

QUIET – the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking.  – Susan Cain

Mrs. Q says: YES, I did enjoy this book.

QUIET does an eloquent/powerful job of extolling the virtues of the listeners and thinkers.  Our culture honors overvaluation on extroversion. You know some of them.  The extrovert Ideal has been documented in many studies. Some believe talkative people are rated as smarter, better looking, more interesting.  Velocity of speech counts as well and volume.  Some are just plain brash.

QUIET takes the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie’s birthplace to Harvard Business School, Tony Robbins seminar to an Evangelical megachurch. It touches on Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backslapping atmosphere of American schools.

There were/are many introverts have been successful: Van Gogh, Chopin,  Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Gandhi.