Quiet really is the ultimate book about introverts and has established Susan Cain as a leading authority on the subject in the USA.
The book is extremely thorough and meticulously researched, but it is also eloquent and readable – a sort of layperson’s guide to the range of psychological theories and research on the subject, liberally laced with real people’s stories and experiences to bring it to life.
I found the first part of the book quite involved, drawing on examples of very American scenarios which I couldn’t really relate to as a UK European, and by the end of it I was just thanking my lucky stars I wasn’t born an introvert in the USA! But the book really grew on me as I went on and the last part particularly was much more universal and resonated well with my own experience. As I finished it, I began to appreciate how comprehensive the book is and I suspect I will go back to it again and again, both for reference as well as when just needing some inspiration.
So if you only read one book on introverts, make it this one. But be prepared for a committed read.
Click the link to view this book on Amazon Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking