This is a summary of Susan Cain's Quiet, the book that started the Quiet Revolution.
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts - Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak - that we owe many of the great contributions to society.
In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the 20th century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts - from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps in to the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.
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Aside from 2 to 3 examples, the book doesn't really discuss the actual "power of introverts". Instead, it talks about a few studies and how introverts are largely misunderstood by society. A good "read", but expected a deeper narrative on the introversion force in today's extroverted utopian world.
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Very very boring
I myself identify as an introvert, so I hoped this book would give me a view into myself (figure of speech) but it is extremely boring. I returned it after listening for about half an hour.