Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain is my new favorite book. I’ll go out on a limb by saying I think the majority of the followers of this blog will appreciate this book.
I am an introvert who appreciates quiet, introspective thinking, and working alone. Loud noise annoys me and stillness inspires me. If you are an introvert too, this book will help you find ways in which you can survive more peacefully in a world which is extrovert driven.
This well researched book is full of useful information about introverts and extroverts. One gem in it that I particularly loved is the fact that “multitasking”, an overused buzz word, is a fallacy. The brain in incapable of multitasking. To the people who write help wanted ads seeking “multitasking” employees who can achieve the impossible I say, “So there!” It can’t be done! (read page 85 of this book for further clarification.)
I loved Quiet because Cain wrote the book in layman’s terms making it easy to understand. I feel happier for having read it and I think you will too!