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Inspiration comes from many avenues. In our WISE Bookshelf feature, members share some of the titles that have encouraged them to think outside of the box, try a new approach, dig down deep for the confidence they needed to make that big decision or simply allowed them a reprieve from the daily grind. Happy reading!
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking
Author: Susan Cain
Genre: Personal Groth, Psychology (General)
I consider myself an introvert, so reading this book helped me to understand myself. But there are a lot of interesting and useful takeaways for introverts and extroverts alike, the most important being that even though we (Americans) live in a society that values the "extrovert ideal," introverts have equally valuable contributions to make to society, business, science, etc. Essentially, introverts are a reserve of largely untapped talent who simply flourish in a different, quieter environment than their extrovert counterparts. But steps can be taken for introverts and extroverts alike to understand and value each others' contributions. The author uses a lot of anecdotal and scientific evidence to back up her theories, but the book is quite readable. Highly recommended.
Submitted by: Heidi Bahnck | NYC Metro |6-15 years experience
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