These are some of the best quotes from the book Quiet by Susan Cain.
Susan Cain’s book quiet is the finest book ever published about introversion. Are you a shy person? And the feeling that it is a roadblock to your accomplishment. This book will broaden your horizons. It teaches you the benefits and powers of being an introvert. It’s not as horrible as we believe it is to be an introvert. How frequently do we notice introverts and criticize people because of it? This book will broaden your understanding of introverts.
It is a must-read book for everyone be it introverts, extroverts, or ambivert. But especially if you are an introvert. This book will totally change your way of seeing yourself. And maybe it would make your path a bit easy-going forward
Quotes from Quiet by Susan Cain
Introverts prefer to work independently, and solitude can be a catalyst for innovation.
If solitude is an important key to creativity-then we might all want to develop a taste for it.
While extroverts tend to attain leadership in public domains, introverts tend to attain leadership in theoretical and aesthetic fields.
The simple act of being interrupted is one of the biggest barriers to productivity.
If personal space is vital to creativity, so is freedom from “peer pressure.”
The most effective teams are composed of a healthy mix of introverts and extroverts, studies show, and so are many leadership structures.
Introverts and extroverts often need very different levels of stimulation to function at their best.
Don’t mistake assertiveness or eloquence for good ideas.
There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.
We have two ears and one mouth and we should use them proportionally.
The purpose of school should be to prepare kids for the rest of their lives, but too often what kids need to be prepared for is surviving the school day itself.
People who are aware of their sweet spots have the power to leave jobs that exhaust them and start new and satisfying businesses.
Love is essential, gregariousness is optional.
There is no one more courageous than the person who speaks with the courage of his convictions.
Evidence from science suggests that business people must be insane to use brainstorming groups.
Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to
The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting.
The fighter beat the writer.
Quiet persistence requires sustained attention—in effect restraining one’s reactions to external stimuli.
The theory of extroversion is still young, and it is not absolute.
We fail to realize that participating in an online working group is a form of solitude all its own.
Scores of studies have shown that venting doesn’t soothe anger; it fuels it.
We’re best off when we don’t allow ourselves to go to our angry place.
We don’t need giant personalities to transform companies. We need leaders who build not their own egos but the institutions they run.
Solitude matters, and for some people, it’s the air they breathe.
Persistence isn’t very glamorous. If genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration, then as a culture we tend to lionize the one percent.
The key to flow is to pursue an activity for its own sake, not for the rewards it brings.
Shyness is the fear of social disapproval or humiliation, while introversion is a preference for environments that are not overstimulating.
The trick for introverts is to honor their styles instead of allowing themselves to be swept up by prevailing norms.
Introverts need to trust their gut and share their ideas as powerfully as they can.