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A book that finally explains why...,
This review is from: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Paperback)
As a child I was always quiet, I was considered strange, the outcast by others around me. I would, and still do, experience overwhelming shyness when forced into situations where talking loudly is expected. I would keep my thoughts to myself, not risk being shouted down be the rest of the group. Even now, as an adult, I prefer not to speak up in front groups of three or more people. I think my words through many times before uttering them.
For the majority of my live, I have wondered why. My teachers used to write reports and criticise me for not been that type of person children should be. To me, shouting out without thinking is rude.
As soon as I opened the pages of this book and started reading, it all started to make sense. I understood that I am not strange, an awkward outcast, I'm just higher introverted.
I can not thank the author enough for writing this book. It has changed the way I view both myself and those around me. When I attend local groups, I think 'Ah, that person is introverted like me...' and I try to engine a one-on-one conversation after the meeting is over.
This book is a must-read for any one who is, or who knows, is married to, is a parent/child of an introvert. This is definitely one of my top books I've read to date.
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Initial post: 16 Jun 2013 21:46:30 BDT
John Hopper says:
Your review struck a chord with me, Rhiannon. Well said.
Posted on 12 Nov 2013 19:01:10 GMT
I am an introvert and after reading this book I felt very much like you. All introverts should read it.
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