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šŸ“š Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Canā€™t Stop Talking

Author: Susan Cain
PubĀ­lished: 2012
Rating: ā˜…ā˜…ā˜…ā˜…ā˜…
FinĀ­ished on: 13/02/2018
I donā€™t norĀ­malĀ­ly read psyĀ­cholĀ­oĀ­gy relatĀ­ed books, but this one caught my attenĀ­tion and intrigued me a great deal. Iā€™m an introĀ­vert, mulĀ­tiĀ­ple Myers BrigĀ­gs tests tell me Iā€™m an INFJā€”the rarest of them allā€”and for a few years Iā€™ve strugĀ­gled with how to harĀ­ness my perĀ­sonĀ­alĀ­iĀ­ty to work for me as a freeĀ­lance designer.
The book is a fasĀ­ciĀ­natĀ­ing read and one which I recĀ­omĀ­mend introĀ­verts and extraverts read, it will help both perĀ­sonĀ­alĀ­iĀ­ty types underĀ­stand each othĀ­er a bit more. What was most interĀ­estĀ­ing to me is some of the chapĀ­ters about the effects of our culĀ­ture on introĀ­vertĀ­ed chilĀ­dren and how that affects their abilĀ­iĀ­ty to learn and progress in life. Also of real interĀ­est were the chapĀ­ters about fakĀ­ing extraĀ­verĀ­sion to help overĀ­come some of the issues many introĀ­verts batĀ­tle, Iā€™m still mulling over some of the strateĀ­gies that were highĀ­lightĀ­ed, espeĀ­cialĀ­ly those in regard to runĀ­ning your own business.
This is a book I will be returnĀ­ing to in the future, Iā€™m already lookĀ­ing to grab a copy of my own for such a time.