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    International best-selling audiobook Quiet, written by Susan Cain and narrated by Kathe Mazur, is a fascinating insight into the world of introverts. Whether you’re an introvert, an extrovert or somewhere in between the depth of research in this book is undeniably powerful. This is an essential guide for understanding why and how people are introverted, as well as a tool for introverts to use the strength they have within themselves to accomplish great things. The quiet achievers of the world are given a voice and comradeship in this enlightening book. Available now from Audible.

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    Brought to you by Penguin. 

    Quiet, the Sunday Times and New York Times best seller by Susan Cain, will permanently change how we see introverts - and how you see yourself. 

    Our lives are driven by a fact most of us can't name and don't understand: whether we're an introvert or an extrovert. This defines who our friends and lovers are, which careers we choose and whether we blush when we're embarrassed. 

    At least a third of us are on the introverted side. Some of the world's most talented people are introverts. Without them, we wouldn't have the Apple computer, the theory of relativity and Van Gogh's sunflowers. 

    Yet extroverts have taken over. Shyness, sensitivity and seriousness are often seen as being negative. Introverts feel reproached for being the way they are.

    In Quiet, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths.

    ©2013 Susan Cain (P)2013 Penguin Books Ltd

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    "I can't get Quiet out of my head. It is an important book - so persuasive and timely and heartfelt it should inevitably effect change in schools and offices." (Jon Ronson, The Guardian)

    "Susan Cain's Quiet has sparked a quiet revolution...perhaps rather than sitting back and asking people to speak up, managers and company leaders might lean forward and listen." (Megan Walsh, The Times)

    "Quiet is a very timely book...maybe the extrovert ideal is no longer as powerful as it was; perhaps it is time we all stopped to listen to the still, small voice of calm." (Daisy Goodwin, The Sunday Times)

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    • Peter
    • 29/09/2015

    Flawed and preachy

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    As an introvert, this book sounded very interesting, especially since I've seen it mentioned a number of times around the internet as "life changing". Unfortunately, this book definitely didn't alter my life in any significant way. I already knew about a vast majority of the concepts since I've experienced most of the cases that are common for introverts. Some of the history and case studies were mildly interesting in explaining why some people are introverts, but the author just kept going on and on about certain topics for what seemed like forever.

    The writing style in general was very tedious since most of the chapters start out in a weird faux documentary style of the author visiting different people and places to try to learn from different people's experiences on certain topics. I suspect this was to make it seem more intimate and less of a "knowledge dump", but instead it makes the book feel forced and less scientific. One major flaw that I noticed multiple times was that the author extrapolated meaning out of cherry picked anecdotes and then proceeded to talk about them as fact.

    If I did learn anything, it's that the term introvert encompasses a huge spectrum of personal traits and characteristics. It's actually mentioned a few times, that a certain trait is common in most introverts, but not all. This makes the parts where the author proceeds to give advice on dealing with introverts that much more confusing since the advice will not cater for every person. Yes, most of the advice is a good starting point, but each person is different and as a manager, partner, friend or parent, you would be better served by actually talking to the person and working things out with them as individuals.

    The general tone of the book was also overly "introverts are special", which is a shame, since the people who would actually benefit from this book more are the extroverted people who have an overly simplistic view on the topic of introversion. However, because of the tone, I doubt they'd enjoy reading it since half the time, they're made out to be this evil entity that's oppressing the poor, helpless introverts. I guess teenagers who struggle with being social would get a lot out of this book as well, but that's about the only audience that will enjoy it. Most adult introverts already know how to live with their personality and understand their situation in a society that prefers extroversion. This book is disturbingly flawed, often boring and preachy, so while there is definitely some useful information contained within, I'd be hesitant to recommend it.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 28/06/2021

    One of the best books to listen to!

    Loved it, I'd give this book 10/10.
    Well written and perfectly narrated by a soft voice.

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    • Osnat Friedman
    • 10/06/2021

    Thank you for a thought provoking enlighting book

    although I just finished it - I believe I can also say "life changing"

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 30/03/2021

    Awesome read

    Loved it, it was very insightful and memorable. I have recommended this book to a few persons.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 20/08/2019

    7 stars

    This is one of the most interesting books that I’ve listened to so far.
    It answered a lot of questions around why people act the way that they do.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 19/03/2019

    Amazing book

    Clear and thoughtful selection of words, being parent of a quiet child I would say this book is an amazing authority on topic

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    • Renolan Padayachee
    • 24/02/2019

    So much more than the title suggests

    Susan provides a lot more than just good insight into the power of introversion. The book also explains why different personalities behave the way that they do, how to better deal with those personalities and to best use your own personality type to your advantage. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    • Carlos Andrés Prado García
    • 10/03/2017

    Eye-opening book

    What did you like best about this story?

    I found it compelling and rather eye-opening as the author unveils what lies behind being an introvert and an extrovert. It shows us what each personality type means and how it differs from temperament, among other topics the book is divided into.

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    It is a must read in a society full of reality shows that overrate being an extrovert when we need the best of each and one of us to make a better world.

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    • Leigh
    • 11/08/2016

    Great read!

    Really enjoyed the contrast of Extraverts and Introverts. Well researched and good storytelling. A book representing the missing puzzle.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 10/07/2016

    Great Book!

    Great book. A lot of good example how to deal and manage introvertion. excellent option for introverts, parents with introverted children and people managing introverted employees.

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    • Felix
    • 28/07/2015

    One of my favorites

    This book exceeded my expectations. Ever wondered whether you are an introvert or extrovert? It is probably not that black and white, right?! This book will make you look at yourself and others from a new perspective. You will surprise yourself.

    Challenges ideas which have become common wisdom, dense and to the point, great narrator, entertaining, thoughtful, insightful, eye opening, worth to re-read.

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    • Nina
    • 30/06/2013

    Very insightful

    This book had a significant impact on how I see myself and others. Well researched, thoughtfully written, and well narrated. I couldn't stop listening.

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    • Marc Dierckx
    • 28/09/2015

    Diversity is the real power

    That every human being is different and that depending on the circumstances an assumed weakness can be a strength and vice versa is not a major enlightment. Susan Cains story of the intraverts who indeed sometime achieve more than those assumed "achievers" is very well crafted. She has also embedded skillfully a couple of modern theories about the functioning of the brain, which are an interesting read, but lack somewhat substance. On the whole it is an interesting read but the writer falls into the trap of taking the audience for too stupid to understand the theories to their full extend: a real pity for a very interesting topic. As far as the narator is concerned: once you get used to the voice, it makes the story real as the softspoken voice reminds you that it is indeed a story of an intravert. Yes, I have learned something from the booK : extraverts & intraverts : it is the right mix that brings the real power.

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    • Alexander Z.
    • 23/12/2015

    One of the Top10 Must Reads

    Priceless book to better understand people and yourself. Perfect speaker for this type of book.

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 06/06/2020

    Die Geschichte ist gut nur leider zu lang

    Es ist einfach viel zu oft viel zu lang und versucht alles in Introvertiert und Extrovertiert zu unterteilen, obwohl es viel mehr Menschen gibt die irgendwo in der Mitte sind also Ambervertiert.
    Aber für Eltern mit Introvertierten Kindern sind am Schluss noch einige gute Ratschläge!

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    • gareth lowe
    • 01/06/2020

    Brilliant!

    Well researched and therefore quite long. But, hugely encouraging and freeing for Introverts! Thank you!

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    • Chantal-Manou Müller
    • 06/10/2017

    interessant, lehrreich, toll gelesen

    Interessant, lehrreich, toll gelesen und extrem fesselnd.
    Ein spannendes Buch, nicht nur für introvertierte Menschen, sondern für jeden, den das Thema auch nur annährend interessiert.