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Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

ISBN-10: 0307352153
ISBN-13: 9780307352156
Edition: 2013
Authors: Susan Cain
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Description: At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams.  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication date: 1/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people,Quietshows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie’s birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects. She talks to Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backslapping atmosphere of American schools. She questions the dominant values of American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the way of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. And she draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts.Perhaps most inspiring, she introduces us to successful introverts--from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Finally, she offers invaluable advice on everything from how to better negotiate differences in introvert-extrovert relationships to how to empower an introverted child to when it makes sense to be a "pretend extrovert."This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.From the Hardcover edition.

Author's Note
Introduction: The North and South of Temperament
The Extrovert Ideal
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
Your Biology, Your Self?
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
Do All Cultures Have an Extrovert Ideal?
Soft Power: Asian-Americans and the Extrovert Ideal
How to Love, How to Work
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
A Note on the Dedication
A Note on the Words Introvert and Extrovert
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
Extra Libris

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