BOOKMARKED #2 (& A BOOK REVIEW)

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QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING, by SUSAN CAIN

One of those books that leaves you with an altered, if not different perspective. I would consider myself an introvert, and as the book highlights and confirms: not all introverts are shy, hesitant to speak up or suffer with social anxiety. Although it's not that black and white either(!)

Cain explores how extroversion appears to have become the cultural ideal and actively encouraged from childhood through to adulthood in order to get further ahead and 'getting what you want' from others, your career and life. There is also a focus on Eleanor Roosevelt, an introverted woman I admire. Although some parts, such as case studies of introvert/extrovert relationships or some theories, are lengthy and can seem as if straying from the point at times, this is a really informative read from Cain, an introvert herself.

(It has to be said, the ebook cover simply does not do the paperback spot embossed cover justice. I dare you to find it and not want to buy it for the cover alone.)

Have you read Quiet? I'd love to know your thoughts on introversion/extroversion, too!