Quiet

It’s a world bestseller, there is really no need of promotion here – but if you are an introvert I suggest you read Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, even if you normally don’t dive in to big media hits …

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

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Arianna Huffington And Susan Cain On The Power Of Introverts (VIDEO)

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5 thoughts on “Quiet

  1. I just finished Susan Cain’s book and recommend it highly. All my life I believed the lie that there is something wrong with my need for quiet and that my introverted nature was “less than.” Not so, not so…. Thanks, Sigrun! 🙂

    1. Angela, I’m almost ashamed to tell you that the book felt like a revelation to me. It was as if she was writing about ME, which is – as I understand – what so many other people feel too. I’m so glad she found such a smart & intelligent way to tell us this.

      1. Yes, a revelation….that’s exactly what it felt like to me, as well. And I was so grateful. One can see that there is a real need for this work and for her sharing in these talks. It helped me find the courage to start standing up for myself a bit more and treating my own needs more seriously — not in a selfish way, but in a way towards self–preservation and renewal of resources so that I can be and do all I am supposed to as my best self. I’m SO glad you’ve been through the book. Hopefully through your posts more people will take the initiative to explore it.

  2. It is interesting it took so long to get these ideas into the mainstream/best seller list, and that the popular media supports it now. Perhaps due to social networking via electronic media, which allows the solitary types to interact socially without impeding personal space?
    My father was an early supporter of the Myers-Briggs assessment of personality types, and he gave me the assessment when I was about 16, again when I was 24, and again when I was in my late 30s or early 40s. I tested the same profile every time, but the introversion factor changed slightly; I was far more introverted at 16 than in my late 30s. I suspect if I were to take the test now, I’d be further into introversion again. So I do think one’s level of solitude-seeking can change a bit–but I never came anywhere close to “extroversion.”
    I saw a sign recently that read, “I’m not anti-social. I’m just pro-solitude.” A good slogan for me! Perhaps also for you!

    1. Thank you Anne!
      Your score is in line with what Cain is suggesting in her book, we can all stretch ourselves in one or the other direction – but there is a limit, and it is not about lack of willpower or laziness, but due to physiology and genetics.
      Love the slogan!!!

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