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Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking

Author: Susan Cain
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
This book demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations. At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion;  Read more...

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All Authors / Contributors: Susan Cain
ISBN: 9780307352149 0307352145 9780307352156 0307352153 9780141029191 0141029196 9780307452207 0307452204
OCLC Number: 695683619
Description: x, 333 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The north and south of temperament --
pt. 1: The extrovert ideal. The rise of the "mighty likeable fellow": how extroversion became the cultural ideal --
The myth of charismatic leadership: the culture of personality, a hundred years later --
When collaboration kills creativity: the rise of the new Groupthink and the power of working alone --
pt. 2: Your biology, your self? Is temperament destiny?: nature, nurture, and the Orchid Hypothesis --
Beyond temperament: the role of free will (and the secret of public speaking for introverts) --
"Franklin was a politician, but Eleanor spoke out of conscience": why cool is overrated --
Why did Wall Street crash and Warren Buffett prosper?: how introverts and extroverts think (and process dopamine) differently --
pt. 3: Do all cultures have an extrovert ideal? Soft power: Asian-Americans and the extrovert ideal --
pt. 4: How to love, how to work. When should you act more extroverted than you really are? --
The communication gap: how to talk to members of the opposite type --
On cobblers and generals: how to cultivate quiet kids in a world that can't hear them --
Wonderland --
A note on the words Introvert and Extrovert.
Other Titles: Power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking
Responsibility: Susan Cain.
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Our lives are driven by a fact that most of us can't name and don't understand. It defines who our friends and lovers are, which careers we choose, and whether we blush when we're embarrassed. This  Read more...


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Marvellous. The most important book published for a decade -- Lynne Truss * Sunday Telegraph * Quiet is a very timely book, and Cain's central thesis is fresh and important. Maybe the extrovert ideal Read more...

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