“This book is equally important for both extroverts and introverts. For introverts - it tells you that you don't need to feel guilty if you crave for solitude and avoid socializing; it is perfectly normal. For extroverts - it tells you how you should deal with your introvert children, spouse, or office colleagues. A very well researched and readable book! ”Ashutosh Sharma wrote this review 4 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A book about me - and others like me! If you are an introvert, you must read this book.”Patricia C wrote this review Saturday, April 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Examination of introverts; what they are and why they are not valued in present day culture. Makes the case that people are born with this tendency and the value to themselves and society that introverts bring.”Coop wrote this review Friday, April 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is quite an interesting book. The writer really has something important to say. At the beginning I felt somehow bored by the two many examples of real life cases. But after that I found that there was quite a lot of excellent in depth analysis. The good thing also is that we do not see exaggerations. It is the truth as the writer sees it without using these kinds of exaggerating words that takes from credibility. The book includes some excellent ideas for introverts to use in life. It gives them insight that helps understanding themselves, and it also helps extroverts how to understand them and interact with them.”Ashraf wrote this review Friday, April 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I got disengaged after a while. I really liked it at first but I could not really tune in later”Maria M wrote this review Friday, April 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Why shouldn't quite be strong?
They are, in the world that can not stop talking. ”
“Not sure what inspired me to read this. Rather interesting in that I am such an extrovert.”Victoria T wrote this review Sunday, April 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“There have been a lot of books about extroverts, and quite a few about how to adopt an extroverted persona when you really are an introvert, but there are very few that examine the introverted. The number one item on Susan Cain's Manifesto is what I think is the best summation of an introvert as viewed by an extrovert: There's a word for "people who are in their heads too much": thinkers. As though that's thought to be a bad thing.
Steve Wozniak is my favorite introvert - he practically invented personal computing in his garage, nearly all by himself.
Charles Darwin had the most fantastic lab - consisting of the umwelt (German: "environment" or "surrounding world"), and nobody around to disturb his train of thought. Maybe one day I can have a lab like his, and the time to just test and think and examine and probe like he had the time & mindset to do.
So, do the deep thinking and take the time to do the work like the Woz and Charles. Its what we engineers are all about!”
“Deeply insightful and informative look at the research findings on introversion. A must-read for anyone in psychology and counseling. ”Marian Royal wrote this review Friday, April 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No