Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking

What a roller coaster of a read this book was for me. I honestly think two completely different people wrote this book. There are parts of the book that the research is thorough, the examples relevant and writing flows smoothly, example: "Part One When Collaboration Kills Creativity". There are other parts that the content becomes theatrical and without substance, example: "Part Two Is Temperament Destiny? Nature, nurture and the orchid hypothesis". The book is organized in an indecisive way, and lacks cohesion. There are parts that in one paragraph the words "introvert" and "extrovert" have been repeated more than what a brain can contain the context.

No doubt she has spent time researching the topic. But, putting every single research, the conversation, and the stories collected, verbatim, in the book left my brain gagging for some "quiet" time.

She maybe an introverted person, but she definitely is an extrovert author. She just keeps going on and on, from many different angles: business, childhood, psychology, communication, and etc. to describe the differences between an introvert and an extrovert.