Our culture celebrates extroverts – the stars, the newsmakers, the leaders. In Quiet, Susan Cain not only reminds us of the invaluable contributions that introverts can make but also enhances our understanding of this alternative personality type. Not opposite, for introverts and extroverts share many traits that are expressed along differing paths. And not mutually exclusive, as each can often find pleasure in the style of the other. Cain prefers the designation “sensitive” to convey this personality’s preference for quiet conversations with one or two good friends, clearly-defined roles in group activities and “down-time” transition periods between events. She also discusses how sensitive individuals can learn to be more comfortable with public speaking and clamorous situations. A final chapter offers suggestions for parenting children who have both the same- and differently-styled personalities to the parent’s, particularly within the bounds of school and social situations. A fascinating and encouraging read for those of us who like nothing better than to spend a day with a book and who also take great pleasure in sharing ideas with others of like mind.
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