Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Open Discussion on the Book Written by Susan Cain
Tuesday evening 03.06.12 at 7
Is your natural inclination toward solitude and more cerebral “Quiet” activities? How does that impact your attainment of professional and personal goals? Are you not landing jobs, dates, or opportunities because of your quieter demeanor? Especially in times of exceedingly tight competition your innate personal programming may be sabotaging you in tragic ways if you are not honoring and demonstrating your special traits. Trying to be something that you aren’t can be painful and debilitating, but what do you do in a world that glorifies those extroverts that always seem to be “ON?” Is there hope? Susan Cain knows that there are strategies that make you showcase in “Quiet” but meaningfully dramatic ways.
Susan Cain is an introvert that has forged a wonderfully elegant exploration of the introvert psyche and presents the information in a way that both honors and promotes one in the best possible light. Cain offers wonderful examples of known introverts that have helped sculpt and change our world. She also illuminates how you can tangibly alter your own interactions and bolster your success as well. Susan Cain does an excellent job as an evangelist seeking to raise the marginalized status of the introvert to the respectable position that it deserves. The audiobook version of “Quiet” is absolutely captivating. The work thoroughly lacks the self-helpy flavor often associated with this type of text.
Susan Cain is an introvert that walks her talk in a “Quiet” way. This should be required reading for introverts and any extroverts that frequently interact with them. It is not every day that a non-fiction book on introversion makes the top ten bestsellers.
Talking Points for a “Quiet” Chat:
- Have you ever felt compared to the “extrovert ideal?”
- What are the “advantages of being an introvert?”
- How is social media leveling the field between introverts and extroverts?
- Are “verbal fluency and sociability” really the two most important traits?
- Have you ever had to be a “pretend-extrovert?” Are you now?
- Do you consider yourself to be a “risk-taker” or “heed-taker?”
- How can introverts best showcase their attributes?
- What on earth is an “ambivert?”
- In your .pps of you what’s in your “take-away box?”
- How does “charisma” or “charisma” relate to success?
- How many great introverts can you name?
- Do you understand the difference between shyness and introversion?
- Are “talkers smarter?” Surveys indicate that they are perceived as such!
- Are insight and knowledge valued equally when packaged in a “Quiet” way?
- How can introverts best present themselves?
- How can extroverts help and benefit from collaborating with introverts?
“Susan Cain has done a superb job of sifting through decades of complex research on introversion, extraversion, and sensitivity. This book will be a boon for the many highly sensitive people who are also introverts.”
– Elaine Aron, author of “The Highly Sensitive Person.”
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