Quiet By Susan Cain: Book Review

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In the book entitled Quiet, the author, Susan Cain explains the power of introverts in a world that can not stop talking. In this book, she covers topics such as “Ideal Extroverts, how, Many Introverts are successful, and many other topics on introverts vs. extroverts.” Before I read this book, I never really considered myself an introvert, but I knew that I had introversion tendencies. After reading this book, it helped me realize that in reality I am an Introvert only with small extrovert tendencies. Personally this book connects to me and my life because just like an introvert I’m more easily stimulated. In the book Cain says, “Stimulation is the amount of input we have coming in from the outside world. It can take any number of forms, from noise to social life to flashing lights. Eysenck believed that extroverts prefer more stimulation than introverts do, and that this explained many of their differences: introverts enjoy shutting the doors to their offices and plunging into their work, because for them this sort of quiet intellectual activity is optimally stimulating, while extroverts function best when engaged in higher-wattage activities like organizing team building workshops or chairing meetings” (122). This invoked my interest because although sometimes I do enjoy going out and hanging out with friends, I prefer to do things that are…show more content…
“The highly sensitive tend to be philosophical or spiritual in their orientation, rather than materialistic or hedonistic. They dislike small talk. They often describe themselves as creative or intuitive (just as Aron’s husband had described her). They dream vividly, and can often recall their dreams the next day. They love music, nature, art, physical beauty”( Cain 136). This kind of surprised me because I myself wouldn’t expect introverts to be described like
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