Did you know that at least one-third of the people you know are introverts? Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Susan Cain charts the rise of “the extrovert ideal” over the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects – how it helps to determine everything from how parishioners worship to who excels at Harvard Business School. And she draws on cutting-edge research on the biology and psychology of temperament to reveal how introverts can modulate their personalities according to circumstance, how to empower an introverted child, and how companies can harness the natural talents of introverts. This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.
“Superbly researched, deeply insightful, and a fascinating read.”
-GRETCHEN RUBIN, author of The Happiness Project
“Susan Cain explains the advantages and potentials of introversion and of being quiet in a noisy world.”
-ANDREW WEIL, author of Healthy Aging and Spontaneous Happiness
“[M]akes the case that we are losing immense reserves of talent and vision because of our culture’s overvaluation of extroversion.”
-NAOMI WOLF, author of The Beauty Myth
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Read about Famous Introverts in History
Check out Susan Cain’s Quiet Manifesto
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Take Susan Cain’s Quiet quiz