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Main Title Quiet : The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking /
Author Cain, Susan.
Publisher Broadway Books,
Year Published 2013
OCLC Number 793579066
ISBN 9780307352156; 0307352153; 9780606320825; 0606320822
Subjects Introverts ; Introversion ; Extraversion ; Interpersonal relations ; Extraversion, Psychological ; Introversion, Psychological ; Communication ; Personality ; Extraversion (Psychology)--Popular Works ; Interpersonal Relations--Popular Works ; Introversion (Psychology)--Popular Works
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EKBM  BF698.35.I59C35 2013 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/03/2013
Edition 1st pbk. ed.
Collation viii, 352 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published: New York : Crown Publishers, 2012. Includes a reader's guide. Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-323) and index.
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"At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts - Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak-- that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts-from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves."--Publisher.