Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Updated: Jul 10, 2022
This one flew across my radar from a conference I attended. I’m not an overly talkative person but I also seem to cross the boundary between extrovert and introvert. I do get a bit annoyed that sometimes the loudest person in the room is the most heard although they often don’t have much to say.
It’s very well researched and a good read but did become a bit repetitive for me. It’s nice to know that the extroverts don’t get to rule the world. Susan has also presented an interesting TED talk. These are some takeaways:
Stop doing groupwork – this is important for both introverts and extroverts at school and at work because great thinking mostly happens alone
Get into the wilderness – ease the mind
Look inside your suitcase – share it with others
Have the courage to speak softly.