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PDF ¼ BOOK uietThe Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking FREE ´ JOHNSCYCLINGDIARY ´ [Reading] ➿ uietThe Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking Author Susan Cain – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The book that started the uiet RevolutiThe book that started the uiet RevolutionAt 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 s “There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas” I read this book for the same reason most people read this book I am an introvert I have always been an introvert and it's a fundamental sometimes limiting part of who I am I've learned to deal with it better over the years learned to clasp my shaking hands together during presentations force myself to breathe normally and keep my voice steady even force myself to make the first move in social situations Unless you are also an introvert you probably won't understand the efforts I have to go to and the psychological strain this puts on me just to behave in a way that is considered socially acceptable and is desired by employersIt's actually caused me upset and distress for many reasons Firstly because I find it hard to cope in the many situations where bright outgoing personalities thrive Secondly because it's just considered a negative trait Look at magazines look at books like How to Win Friends and Influence People look at job applications asking for people persons I remember reading teen magazines in high school and seeing stupid articles about how to attract boys confident dazzling personalities are a necessity and feeling a very real blow to my self esteemBut I have accepted it as an unfortunate fact of reality for years the simple conclusion that being introverted is a bad thing Not a terrible thing and definitely not an impossible thing to cope with technology billionaires are often introverts after all but something limiting like a lower intelligence that I must constantly battle against to make it through this worldUntil I read this bookSusan Cain uses facts statistics and her own case studies to show that introverts are greatly successful and powerful not in spite of their introversion but because of it She compares different types of businesses and teamwork to show how extroverts and introverts each excel in different types of business environments For example extroverts often lead businesses better when there is little input from other team members; whereas introverts thrive in situations that rely on the input of a team because they are likely to listen to the other members and implement their ideasFrom Harvard Business School students to Ivy League professors to Rosa Parks Cain looks at the different types of influence introverts and extroverts have She does not place favour on one or the other but instead portrays a view of the world in which both have an extremely important part to play it just so happens that the extroverts tend to be louder about it It's an important engaging book that pulled along even a lover of fiction and fantasy like me And though comforting it is still a respectable study that achieves than just making introverts feel a little better about themselves The findings speak for themselves and not only serve to please a shy little weirdo like me but also make a lot of senseAn important read for introverts and extroverts alikeBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr

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Ociety In uiet 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 twentieth 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 solitu Original review Dec 29 2016This book which I had had recommended to me by many friends both on Goodreads and in real life says plenty of useful and worthwhile things Using the words not uite in the sense common among academic psychologists Susan Cain distinguishes between extroverts whom she characterizes as loud thick skinned people who prioritise social interaction assertiveness and gregariousness and introverts uiet thin skinned people who prioritise sensitivity harmony and understanding She points out that a third to a half of all people are introverts; though many of them have learned how to masuerade successfully as extroverts since American society encourages extrovert behavior to the point where many introverts feel there is something wrong with them Why do they prefer to sit and read a book when they could be out making useful business contacts? Cain give reasons to believe that the difference between introversion and extroversion may well be related to underlying brain physiology and hence beyond the individual's control But importantly she argues that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being introverted Society needs sensitive risk shy introverts just as much as it needs brash risk tolerant extroverts In fact it may need them I find most of the above plausible though I don't know enough about neurophysiology to be able to say how solid those parts are What disuiets me most is that the book needed to be written in the first place It seems to me to say about modern American society than it does about the differences between introverts and extroverts As Cain says many societies she particularly singles out Asian societies do not place the same premium on extroverted behavior If you're an Asian teen it's regarded as normal to spend your time studying rather than partying The same is true though to a lesser extent of many European societies Cain's approach is gentle and indirect but she certainly succeeds in showing how grotesuely skewed the US has become When a member of an evangelical church says he is only interested in recruiting extroverted people and adds that he's sure Jesus was extroverted I can't help feeling that something has gone horribly wrong Even memorably and presciently the book was published in 2012 Cain asks at one point how America could have got the idea that the ideal personality type is that of a successful real estate salesmanHow indeed? Update May 31 2018A remarkable passage I just read in Gwendolyn Seidman's widely cited paper Self presentation and belonging on Facebook How personality influences social media use and motivations 2012Extraversion is related to several belongingness related constructs Extraverts have friends higher uality friendships Asendorpf Wilpers 1998 and satisfying romantic relationships than introverts White Hendrick Hendrick 2004 Thus it is unsurprising that extraversion is associated with greater Facebook use Gosling Augustine Vazire Holtzman Gaddis 2011; Wilson Fornasier White 2010 and friends Amichai Hamburger Vinitzky 2010; Moore McElroy 2012; Ryan Xenos 2011

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uietThe Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop TalkingDe after his talks to a record breaking salesman who uietly taps into the power of uestions Passionately argued superbly researched and filled with indelible stories of real people uiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and eually important how they see themselvesNow with Extra Libris material including a reader’s guide and bonus conte What an affirmation While listening to this book I was constantly reminded of Al Franken’s Saturday Night Live character Stuart Smalley and his mantra “I’m good enough I’m smart enough and doggone it people like me” Well those who understand me do Full disclosure according to the Myers Briggs Personality Test I’m an ISFJThere were so many points of affirmation for me—things I intuitively knew Things I’ve tried to share with others mostly to no avail This book supplies all the data I need to support my case Unfortunately I don’t think the people who need to readlisten this book extroverts willThe book is not an “introverts are superior” diatribe but rather an explanation of how we can leverage personality types most effectively There is no right or best personality type but like life in general we need to understand each other for harmonious relationships Whether these relationships are family work or social applications of understanding are documented throughout the bookThere was one example in the book that hit particularly close to home Although SAT or I scores do not support it people who talk are perceived as leaders And which personality type talks ? Extroverts Now assume that both extroverts and introverts have an eual amount of good ideas Who is going to get their way ? Extroverts This could be dangerous because they’re going to get their way meaning that many of their bad ideas are also going to be implementedOh another thing I intuitively knew but now have support for is brainstorming sessions Studies show the larger the number of people involved in a session the less effective they are A 9 member group is less effective than a 6 member group which is less than effective than a 4 member group which is less effective than a 2 member group The suggestion is to conduct brainstorming sessions electronically Collect comments and then share them anonymously and build from there One of the reasons is that most introverts are better writers than speakersOther examples from the business world give tips for how both introverted and extroverted leaders can best work with their subordinates of each type Take advantage of each of their strengths Such as how studies show that introverts “inspect” and extroverts “react” Neither adjective should be taken as derogatory but instead as strengths Allow introverts time to examine and solve Studies show they are persistent trying to solve unsolvable problems The famous introvert Albert Einstein said “It is not that I’m so smart it’s just that I stay with problems longer” My heroA final word on the narration—fantastic If you have the opportunity to listen rather than read this book I would strongly recommend going with the audio format Kathe Mazur does a perfect narration in a “uiet” calm soothing voice Very appropriate “in a noisy world that can’t stop talking”