Two years ago, as parents of an 11-year daughter who had been labelled very ‘shy’, my wife and I were very concerned as teachers, friends and family urged us to do ‘something.’ As an extrovert who lives in a society that places a lot of value on extroverted people, I wholeheartedly accepted this label since my daughter had a personality, the exact opposite to mine.
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What I have learned from and liked about Susan Cain’s Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, a highly rewarding read: 224 more words
I knew I would enjoy this book…I just didn’t realise it would be this much. This is an eye opener. It’s not that it helps you to understand yourself and those around you a bit more….it’s also that it points out in such an obvious way so many things that are wrong in society today. 384 more words
After finding out my chemistry test was officially postponed until after spring break, I spent the day reading part 1 of Susan Cain’s Quiet. It has been positively excellent so far, covering how, why, and when our culture began to shift into the ‘extrovert ideal’, and the consequences thereof. 58 more words