Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain

I read this fantastic book several years ago. As a highly-sensitive introvert, Susan Cain‘s research finally provided me with a mirror to see–and understand–myself clearly.

After the isolation of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the differences between those who are more introverted and those who are more extroverted have seemed more prominent than ever before. I found myself involved in more frequent conversations with colleagues and coworkers about work, life, and communication styles, which prompted me to revisit Quiet.

And I’m so glad I did.

This time, I listened to the book on Audible. Some of it was immediately familiar; other pieces seemed to jump out more clearly. My commutes to and from my office were filled with Susan Cain’s research and writing and I spent long stretches in silent contemplation of the concepts. After listening to the whole book, I pulled out my physical copy once more and scanned the chapters. Highlighter and red pen in hand, I marked up key pages and passages for ease of locating them when I need to reference this remarkable work in the future.

I cannot recommend this book strongly or highly enough!

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