Jessica's Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

 

If you would rather recharge at home than go out with a bunch of people, you are among at least one-third of the population. Susan Cain’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking examines those who prefer to listen rather than speak.

 

Often stereotyped as reclusive, introverts are misunderstood and undervalued. As a self-proclaimed introvert, former Wall Street lawyer Cain presents cutting-edge research about the differences between extroverts and introverts. Extraversion and introversion is a continuum; shy extraverts and outgoing introverts alike struggle with fitting in with societal norms. Cain shows numerous examples of the innovations and resourcefulness that introverts bring to society. She describes ways that introverts can interact without compromising their need for solitary.

 

Voted No. 1 on Good Read’s list Best Nonfiction 2012 and No. 4 on Amazon's list Best Nonfiction of 2012, Quiet celebrates the reflective and reserved among us. If you have an introvert in your life, I highly recommend this book.