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

Author: Susan Cain
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2013.
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In Quiet, the international bestseller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Cain
ISBN: 9780141029191 0141029196 9780141970172 0141970170
OCLC Number: 823278311
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain by Viking Press, 2012 and in the USA by Crown Publishers, 2012.
Description: xii, 333 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction : the north and south of temperament --
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 --
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 --
Soft power : Asian-Americans and the extrovert ideal --
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 --
Conclusion : Wonderland.
Responsibility: Susan Cain.

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