Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Updated: Jul 10

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:

  1. Stop doing groupwork – this is important for both introverts and extroverts at school and at work because great thinking mostly happens alone

  2. Get into the wilderness – ease the mind

  3. Look inside your suitcase – share it with others

  4. Have the courage to speak softly.

Recommended read!


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