The introvert advantage dispels common myths about introverts theyre not necessarily shy, aloof, or antisocial and explains how they are hardwired from birth to focus inward, so outside stimulation such as chitchat, phone calls, parties, or office meetings can easily become too much. There is historical information relating to how the extrovert ideal developed. Cains intelligence, respect for research, and vibrant prose put quiet in an elite class with the best books from malcolm gladwell, daniel pink, and other masters of psychological nonfiction. Translated into more than forty languages, quiet has appeared on many best of lists, spent more than seven years on the new york times bestseller list. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves. The power of introverts in a world that cant stop talking is a 2012 non fiction book written by susan cain. Quiet has a message that deeply resonates with introverts. I very much appreciated the fact that this book does not ask an introvert to change, but rather meet the challenges of life within the framework of i am an extrovert with three out of 4 introverted children. Unleashing the power of introverts january 30, 2012 introvert susan cain is here to make the case for people who like to work in peace and quiet. Bill gates names the power of introverts one of his alltime favorite ted talks. The power of introverts in a world that cant stop talking cain. It remains one of the best nonfiction books i have read all year.
Even if your introverted kids are too young for the book, its a great read for parents, particularly if youre an extrovert who has trouble understanding why your child is quiet, has so few friends, and is seemingly shy. Help your introverted child succeed in an extroverted world christine fonseca. The power of introverts in a world that cant stop talking by. The book is that good that i find it inconceivable that 10 other better nonfiction books will be published this year.
Its a nonfiction book that will lead to revealing conversations. Cain argues that modern western culture misunderstands and undervalues the traits and capabilities of introverted people, leading to a colossal waste of talent, energy, and happiness. Seuss, steve wozniakthat we owe many of the great contributions to. The power of introverts an ongoing examination and discussion of introverts, introversion, extroverts, extroversion, and their roles and ramifications by susan cain. By delving into introversion, cain also seeks to find ways for introverts and extroverts to better understand. The monumental bestseller quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens susan cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published quiet. Dec 03, 2012 here are the monitors picks for the 15 best nonfiction books of 2012.
The power of introverts in a world that cant stop talking. Daniel gilbert, author of stumbling on happiness named one of the best books of the year by people o. Quiet, a long and ploddingly earnest book, would have greatly benefited from some of this levity. Quiet power by susan cain, with gregory mone and erica moroz.
Susan cain is the author of the sunday times and new york times bestseller quiet. Using lively realworld examples and compelling research, quiet provides an engrossing overview of different personality typesand explores the shortcomings of a culture that overvalues the gregarious and assertive over the thoughtful and measured. The power of introverts in a world that cant stop talking is a 2012 nonfiction book written by susan cain. Maybe the extrovert ideal is no longer as powerful as it was. Apr 19, 2017 the introvert advantage is another musthave for the introverts book shelf. Quiet is nonfiction, and excellent nonfiction at that. See more ideas about susan cain, introvert and quiet susan cain. Cain is also the author of the bestselling book, quiet.
Here are the monitors picks for the 15 best nonfiction books of 2012. The irresistible introvert audiobook by michaela chung. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Guardian first book award nominee for longlist 2012, andrew carnegie medal nominee for nonfiction shortlist 2015, goodreads choice award for nonfiction 2012 other editions 104. Laneys book dispels common myths about introverts and shows that quiet types are predisposed from birth to turn inward. Quiet power gives insight into what it means to be an introvert and practical steps how to function in our world. Cain explores the history of personality in the united states. New york times bestseller experience the book that started the quiet revolution a smart, lively book about the value of silence and solitude. Susan cains quiet argues for the power of introverts the. Teresa amabile, professor, harvard business school, and coauthor of the progress principle.
There are examples of successful introverts and how theyve. The book that started the quiet revolution at least onethird of the people we know are introverts. Quiet power 2016 explains why adolescents struggle with introversion and explores how an aversion to socializing can make it challenging to form friendships, complete schoolwork and fulfill social obligations. Since her 2012 ted talk was posted online it has been viewed over 17 million times.
In this thoughtprovoking treatise on the quieter types, dembling, the blogger behind psychology todays the introverts corner, proposes a wholesale rethinking of what it means to be an. Wrong, says susan cain, author of quiet, a vigorous, brainy and highly engaging defense of introversion. The term introvert denotes a personality style that is often more reserved. The irresistible introvert embodies the spirit of this revival and breaks down the myth that charisma is reserved for extroverts only. I prefer oneonone conversations to group activities. Feb 12, 2012 quiet, a long and ploddingly earnest book, would have greatly benefited from some of this levity. In this inspiring ebook, michaela chung invites introverts to peel back the mask of extroversion and discover the hidden treasures of their true personality. If you want to know more about the silent powers of introverts, try susan cains quiet. Most importantly, it thoroughly refutes many introverts belief that something is wrong with them. Gregory mone is the author of several childrens books with subjects that range from santa claus to the titanic. But for cain, the perils of introversion are no laughing matter. Instead of trying to fit in, she encourages introverts to reshape their world to fit them.
Teresa amabile, professor, harvard business school, and coauthor. No matter what youre looking for or if you just like things a little on the quiet side take a look at this list of 14 books all introverts should read. Quiet has been voted the best nonfiction book of 2012 by. The power of introverts 7 bill gates is quiet and bookish, but apparently unfazed by others opinions of him. The power of introverts in a world that cant stop talking, which has sold over 2 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. These blinks describe the situations in which both personality types feel comfortable and the ways in which each can use the potential of their personality to the fullest. The most important book published for a decade lynne truss sunday telegraph quiet is a very timely book, and cains central thesis is fresh and important. Susan cains quiet argues for the power of introverts. Named one of the top ten influencers in the world by linkedin, susan cain is a renowned speaker and the author of the awardwinning books quiet power, quiet journal, and quiet. Its a thorough mix of analysis and research, explanations of varying fields within psychology, plus personal anecdotes about social situations, all focused on the idea of introversion. Gladwell, daniel pink, and other masters of psychological nonfiction. This book is my absolute favorite on the topic of introversion.
The authors have created a sort of antibook of virtues in this encyclopedic compendium of the ways and means of power. Everyone wants power and everyone is in a constant duplicitous game to gain more power at the expense of others, according to greene, a screenwriter and former editor at esquire elffers, a book packager, designed the volume, with its attractive marginalia. At least onethird of the people we know are introverts. The book that started the quiet revolutionat least onethird of the peopl. Best nonfiction book of 2012 quiet has been voted the best nonfiction book of 2012.
Whether you are an introvert or extrovert, it is a must read. January 29, 20 in softcover fiction and nonfiction. How quiet people can thrive in an extrovert world by marti olsen laney. Susan cain 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. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking.
Its a wonderful book that provides practical support in understanding introversion and how to navigate in a world of extroversion. Susan cain is the cofounder of quiet revolution llc and the author of the awardwinning new york times bestseller quiet. Theres a word for people who are in their heads too. The author rips the veils, and calls a spade a spade. This is strong praise indeed, given that we are barely in may. The power of introverts in a world that cant stop talking quiet by susan cain quiet 2012 focuses on the strengths and needs of both introverts and extroverts. A selfproclaimed introvert herself, cain examines in the first part of her book how our onetime culture of character, which gave roughly balanced respect to the positive characteristics of both introverts and extroverts, shifted to. Introverts are cowering, nasecki, and introversion. In a culture that praises the extrovert ideal, introverts are dramatically undervalued and because of this, society is losing out. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying. Quiet is a fascinating book about the prejudice that our society faces against introverts, and why its unfounded, and how, as an introvert, you can overcome that, as well as just know yourself better. The power of introverts in a world that cant stop talking, by susan cain. The new book quiet by susan cain can help us extroverts better communicate with and learn from the more silent types in our lives. As of 2015, two million copies of the book had been sold worldwide, making it a bestseller, and an essential for any introverts bookshelf.
Taking the reader on a journey from dale carnegies birthplace to harvard business school, from a tony robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, susan cain. This mini manifesto shows introverts how to master the art of quiet magnetism in a noisy world no gregariousness required. These blinks offer a number of different techniques that introverts can use to make these situations bearable and turn their socalled weakness into a straightforward advantage. Quiet will definitely be included in my list for the top nonfiction books of 2012.943 17 188 1225 106 602 1331 524 87 253 854 791 1478 212 96 610 192 826 711 148 121 94 713 1182 113 1036 315 955 110 895 780 1382 333 79 500 878