Author: Book Summary
Narrator: Kelly Rhodes
Publisher: Book Summary
Length: 1 hour and 4 minutes
Release Date: 5 Aug. 2016
Format: MP3 320kbps or M4A 256kbps
Catalog ID: B01JS2AHA8
Categories: Children's Books, Education & Teaching, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Mind, Body & Spirit, School Books, Self-Help, Test Preparation
Summary of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (Unabridged)
This book is powerful in its own way, as it gives a voice to the introverts of this world. That is very significant because as many as one-third to half the people in the world are introverts. Introvert refers to the people who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent and create but are not likely to present their ideas; who are more productive working on their own rather than in a team.
These people are usually labelled as quiet or reserved or even reclusive, but they also make many contributions to society – this is evident in everything from art done by van Gogh to the invention of the computer. If, like me and the author, you are an introvert, you will find yourself nodding and (silently) agreeing with all that she has written. You will understand her frustration of our extroverted world, and passion for finding balance between the two personality types.
This book is actually so convincing, sensible, and genuine it should inevitably effect change in schools and offices. It’s also a clever idea to write a book that communicates to introverts – a huge percentage of the reading public – how awesome and undervalued we are. This book is relevant to all, whether you are an introvert or not.
Even extroverts have introverts in their life and can gain value from a book that makes sense of their behaviour. Overall, it’s an examination into the value society places on introverts and the science that makes people more or less outgoing.
Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn… The Extrovert Ideal, The Rise of the “Mighty Likeable Fellow”, The Myth of Charismatic Leadership, When Collaboration kills Creativity, Your Biology, your Self? Is Temperament Destiny? Beyond Temperament, Do all Cultures have an Extrovert Ideal? How to love; how to work, The Communication Gap, The Book at A Glance, Conclusion, Final Thoughts, Now What?