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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book on Important Topic, September 25, 2011
This review is from: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Hardcover)
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I loved this book! It's all about introverts in a culture that celebrates extroversion. We have a personality worshiping culture and the new social media has only made it worse. Everyone on Facebook is a performer. Despite 1/3 to 1/2 of the population being introverts, everything in our culture from parenting to school to work to socializing celebrates and rewards extroversion. Some of the most creative and brilliant creators and thinkers in history were introverts. The theme of this work is that introverts have a great deal to offer the world and that we are making a mistake by not accommodating and encouraging this important personality type.

This is a compelling and very well-written book. I hope it will do very well. The author is raising very important points and has done so in a well researched and thoughtful work. I highly recommend this book and don't think you will be disappointed. Two very big thumbs up!

This book doesn't have the "look inside" feature so I offer the following TOC so you can get an idea what it contains.

Part One: The Extrovert Ideal

1. The Rise of the "Mighty Likeable Fellow": How Extroversion Became the Cultural Ideal
2. The Myth of Charismatic Leadership: The Culture of Personality, a Hundred Years Later
3. When Collaboration Kills Creativity: The Rise of the New Groupthink, and the Power of Working Alone

Part Two: Your Biology, Your Self?

4. Is Temperament Destiny?: Nature, Nurture, and the Orchid Hypothesis
5. Beyond Temperament: The Role of Free Will (and the Secret of Public Speaking for Introverts)
6. Franklin Was a Politician, But Eleanor Spoke out of Conscience: Why Cool Is Overrated
7. Why Did Wall Street Crash and Warren Buffet Prosper?: How Introverts and Extroverts Think (and Process Dopamine) Differently

Part Three: Do All Cultures Have an Extrovert Ideal?

8: Soft Power: The Wind Howls but the Mountain Remains Still

Part Four: How to Love, How to Work

9. When Should You Act More Extroverted Than You Really Are?
10. The Communication Gap: How to Talk to Members of the Opposite... Type
11. On Cobblers and Generals: How to Cultivate Quiet Kids in a World That Can't Hear Them

Conclusion: Wonderland
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Initial post: Jan 23, 2012 4:12:17 PM PST
Thank you for including the contents - very helpful!

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 7:34:35 PM PST
LoriT says:
I look forward to reading this book. In the meantime, I feel compelled to comment on a remark by "Book Fanatic." Social media, including Facebook, affords the introvert an opportunity to "speak" out when one might otherwise remain quiet. I can write things I might not say, simply because writing allows me the time to think -- and to finish my thoughts, uninterrupted by louder, more assertive voices. My comments on Facebook are the result of considered thought, not the desire to perform. They also give me an opportunity to participate and connect. We introverts may prefer to work in solitude, but we also get lonely.

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 11:01:10 PM PDT
Randall Ward says:
"have a great deal to offer the world"- from the review. I as an introvert and a grown person do not think I have to offer the world anything. Adolf Hitler thought he had a lot to offer the world. I have offered a lot to my wife and children.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2014 9:05:26 AM PST
Your wife and children must mean the world to you then.

Posted on Apr 24, 2014 6:02:58 AM PDT
R. B. Reefer says:
wow loved what your wrote. i am an introvert haha as i write i am sitting in silence just reading all these comments and thinking about the whole concept .
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