Quiet [the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking] / Susan Cain.
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Publisher: New York : Random House, Inc. : Books on Tape, p2012.
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- ISBN: 1415959145 (electronic audio bk.)
- ISBN: 9781415959145 (electronic audio bk.)
- Edition: Unabridged.
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|Participant or Performer:||Read by Kathe Mazur.|
|Summary:||"At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent and create but prefer not to pitch their own ideas; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts 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 the indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Susan Cain charts the rise of "the extrovert ideal" over the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects--how it helps to determine everything from how parishioners worship to who excels at Harvard Business School. And she draws on cutting-edge research on the biology and psychology of temperament to reveal how introverts can modulate their personalities according to circumstance, how to empower an introverted child, and how companies can harness the natural talents of introverts. This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves." -- from publisher's web site.|
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Citation: Cain, Susan. "Quiet [the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking]." New York : Random House, Inc. : 2012.