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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking | Susan Cain
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh's sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie's birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects. She talks to Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backslapping atmosphere of American schools. She questions the dominant values of American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the way of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. And she draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts. Perhaps most inspiring, she 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. Finally, she offers invaluable advice on everything from how to better negotiate differences in introvert-extrovert relationships to how to empower an introverted child to when it makes sense to be a "pretend extrovert." This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Finally reading this book. I‘ve had the ebook for ages.
School started so I have been off social media and not reading for fun very much.
I am getting in some #audioknitting though.
#craftersoflitsy #litsycrafters

Catsandbooks Love that sock pun! 😂 Glad you're getting in some time for you! 1d
BennettBookworm This was a life changing book for me! 1d
MaleficentBookDragon @Catsandbooks me too. I also have a pin that says I‘m a baller. 🧶 I love knitting and crocheting puns. I‘m wearing a tee right now from a company called the C Word that has a bear with a crochet hook on it.😁 (edited) 21h
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Catsandbooks @MaleficentBookDragon 😂😂😂 I love all puns so this speaks to me! I'm gonna have to look up that company! My sister is a huge crocheter so I think she would like it too! 14h
MaleficentBookDragon @Catsandbooks I have a tee shirt that says “Crochet Fast. Die Warm.“ 😂 6h
Catsandbooks @MaleficentBookDragon 😂love it! If you have a link that would be great! 5h
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mom_of_4
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Currently reading. So far its good and im enjoying it. When I checked it out I did t realize it was nonfiction. I got it cause of the title. I had no idea what it was about. Still dont really know. Good thing I like nonfiction.

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mom_of_4
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I kno its a small goal but I want to read at least one book during this. I been slaking on my reading so far and gotta boost it up. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Any goal is a good goal. Best of luck 😁 2w
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Pigpen_Reads
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Eggs Hurrah and Amen!!!! 3w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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wisherwishinguponastar That is a lovely book. I am glad that I read it when I did and I hope everyone who needs to read it gets the opportunity. 4w
Eggs It‘s on my TBR… @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks (edited) 4w
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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This is a wonderful read for introverts (like me 😊) and extroverts alike ❤️

#WorldIntrovertDay 🤫 #JanuaryJazz 🥳🪩🪅

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

Eggs Perfect 🤩 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks My choice too!! 4w
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wanderinglynn
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Pickpick

I was able to finish this on the plane as we sat waiting for takeoff because of fog in DC. An interesting look at the cultural points of view on introversion and extroversion.

Book 46 for #winterreadathon
Non-fiction pick for #midwintergames

CherylRussell This book changed my life. 🙂 4w
wanderinglynn @CherylRussell I wish it had been written 25 years ago, it would‘ve save me a lot of angst in my twenties. 4w
CuriousG I need to go back and revisit this one. I am a teacher and the constant push towards more and more collaborative work and desk groupings instead of individual spaces concerns me for the students who need more quiet and time alone. Not sure where the happy medium is, but our introverted students are definitely getting pushed to their limits. 4w
wanderinglynn @CuriousG I feel their pain. That would be my worst nightmare, along with open space offices 😬 4w
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TheEllieMo
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Sidling up to today‘s #NovemberNarative by going for some Peace and Quiet 😉

This books helped me understand myself so much. Until I read it, I didn‘t know why I felt so drained sometimes. Recommended reading for any introvert.

#PeaceDay
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have this one and I need to read it! 3mo
Eggs On the TBR!! 3mo
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kspenmoll
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#selfcare
This is me every Friday after a week of work or after a “ crowd” activity. I suspect many Littens can relate to this quote.
From insta: the holistic psychologist

AlaMich Yes! I work in a kindergarten classroom where I never get even five minutes when a little person or an adult doesn‘t need something from me. When I get home I retreat to my dark, quiet bedroom for at least an hour so my nervous system can repair itself. (edited) 3mo
kspenmoll @AlaMich Kindergartners! Such high energy! 3mo
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Amiable
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Pickpick

What else would I read for this prompt? 😀 Some helpful insights into my own personality as well as those of my sons (one who is an introvert, the other an extrovert). A bit draggy in spots, though —it took me a month to read this at just under 300 pages. 🤷🏻‍♀️

#Nonfiction2022
Prompt: “I‘m Quiet or Meditative”

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kspenmoll
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#alphabetgame #letterQ
This book really validated so much about me.Her discussion of our culture‘s evolvement into one supportive of extroverts was also illuminating. When my son(an introverted autistic), was 4 his preschool teacher was very concerned not because of who he was,but because all children had to work in teams as teams were the future of the work force in the U.S.That is when the town sent a special ed preschool teacher to the school.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 5mo
KathyWheeler This book was very helpful to me. I loved it. 5mo
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JenReadsAlot
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Loved this one as an introvert! #alphabetgame #LetterQ @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve got this one and need to read it! 5mo
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eeclayton
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#Alphabetgame #LetterQ @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Today, another game changer. This book was one of the first steps on my journey of self-discovery as an introvert. It was so liberating to realize that nothing is wrong with me, I'm just different from my extroverted family members and friends.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to read this!! 5mo
eeclayton @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you'll like it when you get around to reading it 🙂 5mo
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Ladygodiva7
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Going to take my time reading this book, and there‘s a blurry hummingbird in this picture by the post/feeder.

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#Listening 👂🙊 #JulyJam 🪷🌱🌹

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

Eggs Well said👏🏻👂🏻👍🏼 6mo
DivineDiana Saving this one! 👏🏻 👂 👂 👄❤️ 6mo
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jlhammar
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🧠 How do you take care of your mental health?
As a super introvert it is essential to my well-being to carve out lots of alone time. This means setting boundaries and saying no regularly.

🧠 How did you show yourself love this week?
Treated myself to some new books, started biking to work again and enjoyed the blooming tulips in our front yard (pictured).

#thoughtfulthursday #mentalhealthawareness
@MoonWitch94

RenePenn The tulips are beautiful. 9mo
BkClubCare Beautiful 🌷 tulips!! 9mo
MoonWitch94 You did such good things for yourself! Thanks for playing 🌸📖☺️ 9mo
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ProudBookNerd
Pickpick

This book was an eye opener for me. All of a sudden, things made sense. I wish this book had been around when I was in high school and college. It would have completely changed my perception of myself.
Susan Cain did a lot of research for this book explaining the difference between introverts, extroverts, and how to cope as an introvert. It is a must read for anyone who has felt out of place in our social media, extrovert obsessed world.

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Allylu
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The word for today is QUIET. I feel like I shouldn‘t have capitalized it. Hope you have a quiet day full of peace and plenty of time to read. 😊📚💕

AmyG You too! 12mo
SRWCF That is an amazing book, BTW! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m with you!! 12mo
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Shannon_McKinney
Pickpick

First read if 2022. I enjoyed this book & learning of the “power of quiet”. Would highly recommend for introverts & extroverts.

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Word_Dragon
Pickpick

I absolutely loved this book. It really has given me insight to myself and made me feel less different. Introverts and extroverts have their own strengths and weaknesses. If you are are an introvert i highly recommend this book.
I give it four stars because some of her stories are a little too long. Occasionally they take the reader away from the text instead of enlightening her point due to their length.

SW-T It was a helpful read. 😊 12mo
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Word_Dragon
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“Words are potentially dangerous weapons that reveal things better left unsaid.“

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AshRaye
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January 2nd is World Introvert Day. As an Introvert, I plan to celebrate the same way as I celebrate every other holiday — by staying home and reading.

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flybluejay
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Pickpick

This book changed my life. Will definitely be re-reading in the new year, to remind myself of who I am and why I‘m important.

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triplem80
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Pickpick

This book has been on my shelf for too long, but since it was my #doublespin pick this month, I was motivated to finally read it! I saw myself reflected in so much of this -- it was nice to feel like maybe it's okay to be the observer in a crowd. And I thought the chapter on relationships was particularly interesting.

Bonus: this satisfies a #booked2021 prompt: #Jewishauthor

@TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Awesomeness!! This book has just been nominated for my IRL bookclub - I read it years ago but I wouldn‘t mind a re-read 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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SkeletonKey
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Current audiobook.

#introverts

DivineDiana This sounds fascinating! 1y
SkeletonKey @DivineDiana - Very good so far! Definitely needed. 1y
TiredLibrarian Love this book! I wish everyone would read it. ❤ 1y
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Mandoul
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Thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks . I'll admit I wasn't feeling all that positive this morning, so it has done me some good to do this!

I have a habit of comparing myself to others, or a fictional version of myself, so this one really stuck with me. The tagged book has had the biggest impact of any on how I see myself.

Tagging anyone else who feels like joining in 🙂

#ThinkPositiveBePositive

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better ❤️ I have this one and need to read it! 1y
Mandoul Thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks feeling better this evening! I found Quiet so helpful, hope you enjoy it too 🙂 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I found it and it‘s on my nightstand! Hopefully I can start it tonight! 1y
Nute We probably all have some better version of ourselves tucked away somewhere within. It‘s great when we get to realize that we are enough just as we are without major modifications. I think this book is very helpful with delivering that OKAY TO BE YOU message!🙂 1y
Mandoul Totally agree @Nute ! 1y
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Twainy
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Pickpick

🎧 This is a book everyone should read no matter if you think you‘re an introvert or extrovert. If you‘re a teacher or employer/boss/HR.

I learned that I‘m an introvert and not shy as there is a difference.

There‘s a wealth of knowledge that you might not think about and know that whether in work or school that 25-50% of who you deal with daily may be an introvert.

⭐️⭐️⭐️7/8

LiteraryinLawrence I found this book really eye opening as well. I think anyone in education should read it but it applies to so many situations. 1y
Twainy @LiteraryinLawrence I know. I was surprised how spot on it was. 1y
Roary47 Awesome! It‘s been on my list forever. I might need to move it up now. 😊 1y
IuliaC Great review! I've got this one on my list too 1y
TiredLibrarian I found it to be very insightful. Wish all teachers and managers/supervisors would read it. 1y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Not really book related, but I found a video that really sums up how I feel inside. Seriously. All the time.
Now that quarantine is over 🤞, I am back to feeling guilty that I don‘t want to leave my house and socialize (yet I do).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyXSf--RJDg&feature=youtu.be

LeslieO I can relate! Especially the “relief and disappointment” when events are canceled. Especially relief! 1y
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bekakins
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Pickpick

#bookspinbingo 🙌 this was a fascinating read, really interesting to think about how I could make my introvert tendencies work to my advantage!

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!!! 2y
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eeclayton
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This was a super important read for me.
#CuriousCovers #gray
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to read this!! 2y
Eggs Story of my life!!! Great choice 🔘☑️🖤👏🏻 2y
eeclayton @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I highly recommend it! 2y
eeclayton @Eggs It was the first milestone in my journey of discovering that there's nothing wrong with me ❤️ 2y
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inna.v
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Pickpick

I loved this. Books like these can be harder to get into for me for lack of a plot, but the anecdotes were very interesting and I never got too bored reading it. Finished the book with new insights about myself and would recommend it to anybody, however I would especially recommend it to teachers who grade on participation.

moasul Read it a long time ago. Was really helpful in understanding the distinction between two traits. 8mo
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Kleblanc
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Only $6 for all these at a used book sale 😍

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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My daughter‘s room to the left!! She #Motivates me!

#MayCharacters

Freespirit Lovely room💕 2y
Eggs ❤️💗❤️💗❤️ 2y
mavey Beautiful! 2y
mavey Love Quiet!💕🥰 2y
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Chelseabillups30
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Just under 6 of 10 hours complete in the Spring #BooklyReadathon!!

Over halfway there.

Who else is doing reading for it this time around??

I am ready for something a little less dense than this one turned out to be, but it was very informative, thoroughly researched, and well written.

Looking forward to starting a new book tomorrow and sailing right through the finish line!!

📖🏁📚

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Chelseabillups30

The trick is not to amass all the different kinds of available power, but to use well the kind you‘ve been granted.

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Chelseabillups30

There is no one more courageous than the person who speaks with the courage of his (or her) convictions.

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Eggs
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KarinWestbrook Great book! 2y
TheKidUpstairs I've got this one on my shelf, but haven't read it yet. Introvert power! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I was going to choose this one!! 2y
Eggs It‘s on my TBR, but don‘t have it yet... @KarinWestbrook 2y
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs I‘ll get to it eventually 🤔 Great minds, Misty 🥰😂🥰 2y
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K.Wielechowski
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Pickpick

This is a really interesting examination on what introverts bring to the table and how it differers from what extroverts provide. Also what exactly makes a person and introvert and different ways introverts can be successful in an extroverted world. It helped me understand my own personality a bit more.
The audiobook narrator had probably the most soothing voice I‘ve ever heard for an audiobook.

Suet624 This book was really helpful to me. 2y
K.Wielechowski @Suet624 me too. I definitely need to read it again because I‘m sure I missed so much. 2y
Suet624 I should read it again because I‘ve forgotten so much. 🥴🤣🤣 2y
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bibliobliss
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#bookstagram for mon feb 8, 2021

The tagged book is, in my humble opinion, one of the most important treatises on the power of the #introvertlife and #quiet in this noisy chaotic world.

It's quite simply one of the most personally relatable books I've ever read, and I'm not even done with it yet!!

What are your thoughts on the book? Or on the introvert life in general?

Find me on Instagram at (@)biblio_bliss_

#currentlyreading #nonfiction

Bookwormjillk I really appreciated this book when I read it several years back. My life made so much more sense after reading her descriptions. 2y
ItsAnotherJen I liked this book too! 2y
DogMomIrene Agree with @Bookwormjillk that my life made more sense to me after reading this book. I loved it. There‘s a young person version too that I have, but I haven‘t read. I should read it because I think it‘s worth my time to revisit the points Cain makes. 2y
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Daisey I appreciated this book when I read it as well. I think one of the things I found most surprising was how many people felt uncomfortable (not sure that‘s the best word) being their introvert self. I grew up in a fairly introvert family, so although my friends may not have gotten my comfort and need for solitude, I never felt out of place for wanting it. 2y
bibliobliss @Milara I agree. Only so much you really need to say about that. Small talk indeed bores me. 2y
bibliobliss @Bookwormjillk I feel the same!! 2y
bibliobliss @ItsAnotherJen Yes!! It's great 😉 2y
bibliobliss @DogMomIrene I think I know which book you're talking about. Sounds good! 2y
bibliobliss @Daisey Exactly!! That's one of the repeated "a-ha" moments I've noticed while reading the book. The acknowledgement of our true natures and realizing that there's nothing "wrong" with us for living our lives the way we do!! ? 2y
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booksandsympathy
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Happy World Introvert Day. I'm going to celebrate by drinking my cinnamon tea and reading.

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eeclayton
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umbrellagirl
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Just one more day of work and then I plan to install myself here for the rest of the year.

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TheEllieMo
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One of my favourite reads of the last couple of years. I‘m an introvert, so sometimes there‘s nothing I like more than a #SilentNight 😉

#DecemberSong
@Eggs

Eggs Absolutely! 2y
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binte_badr

In most settings, people use small talk as a way of relaxing into new relationship, and only once they're comfortable do they connect more seriously. Sensitive people seems to do the reverse. They "enjoy small talk only after they've gone deep".

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I got Quiet for my birthday!! 2y
perfectsinner Quiet is on my wish list. I've read Water for Elephants 3x ❤ 2y
perfectsinner Middlesex is good, too. I think I bought that in middle school! 2y
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Erin.Elizabeth10
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I am so glad I read this book. As an introvert who has tried to fake it as an extrovert for most of my life, this book was so affirming, grounding, and necessary for my well-being. I would recommend it to anyone, introverts and extroverts alike, because it helps you understand yourself or the introverts you know and love.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Soubhi!! Thank you soooo much!! I‘ve been wanting to read this book forever!! I love the bracelet and the candles smell so good!! I‘ll have to find where you got them!! Thanks for your friendship ❤️❤️ I also love the flamingo 🦩 paper!!

Soubhiville You‘re welcome! Happy Birthday! 2y
AmyG This is a wonderful book. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG I‘m going to get to it soon! I feel like I really need to read it! 2y
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Chelsea.Poole
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Quiet has been on my radar for several years and I finally listened to the #audiobook. I found myself within these pages, for sure! I think many Littens would identify with the traits often assigned to introverts, reading in a quiet space is something an introvert enjoys, after all! Most importantly, I think it's worth mentioning that not all people are total introverts or extroverts, but exhibit some of the traits identified. Quiet is powerful!

Hooked_on_books Love love love this book! 2y
Chelsea.Poole @rajithr thank you! I'm going to check into that one 😊 2y
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aeeshaxxli
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Hello! This is my first review here on Litsy :)

Quiet, by Susan Cain, was such an important read for me! As someone who is an introvert, I have always felt so self conscious about my introverted qualities. Cain does a wonderful job on explaining who introverts really are and the power that they have. Definitely recommend :)

SW-T I really liked the tagged book. Welcome to Litsy! #litsywelcomewagon Happy reading to you! 😊 2y
aeeshaxxli @SW-T Aww thank you! Happy reading to you as well 🥰 2y
TK-421 Great book! Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳 2y
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