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Well Argued - But Nothing Ground-Breaking,
This review is from: Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)Extroverts are thought of as the pushy ones, the go-getters, the people who tend to get noticed more than the quiet introverts hanging around in the background. Introverts are the power behind the throne; the idea generators who are happier with their own company and thus tend to spend a lot more time in quiet contemplation.
The extroverted show-offs and loudmouths are more often the type who forge ahead in life, because they are generally more commanding, more articulate. Moreover they are attention-seeking and more likely to be the ones who appear on `Big Brother' and its ilk. They can sometimes have little intellectual substance behind their powerful, loud voices. So much so, that intelligent folk can be driven potty by their antics until they feel like shouting, `Shut up - for God's sake!'
This book is well written, easy to understand and makes some cogent points - though if you're looking for profundity or an academic treatise look elsewhere - this is one of those `pop psychology' books aimed at as large an audience as possible.
It's central theme is that the world needs its introverts to succeed, although the book acknowledges they are generally less heralded than extroverts. I can sympathise with this, even though I am an `ambivert' - i.e. the silent majority - showing neither markedly introverted or extroverted traits.
If you're interested in personality types and the differences between people - and haven't immersed yourself too much in the shallow pool of psychology previously - then you will no doubt find this well-researched volume both educational and insightful. It's certainly worth a punt.