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Quiet

The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

“Cain offers a wealth of useful advice for teachers and parents of introverts. . . . Quiet should interest anyone who cares about how people think, work, and get along, or wonders why the guy in the next cubicle acts that way. It should be required reading for introverts (or their parents) who could use a boost to their self-esteem.”—Fortune

“A rich, intelligent book . . . enlightening.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Superbly researched, deeply insightful, and a fascinating read, Quiet is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to understand the gifts of the introverted half of the population.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

“A smart, lively book about the value of silence and solitude that makes you want to shout from the rooftops. Quiet is an engaging and insightful look into the hearts and minds of those who change the world instead of tweeting about it.”—Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology, Harvard University, author of Stumbling on Happiness

“As an introvert often called upon to behave like an extrovert, I found the information in this book revealing and helpful. Drawing on neuroscientific research and many case reports, Susan Cain explains the advantages and potentials of introversion and of being quiet in a noisy world.”—Andrew Weil, author of Healthy Aging and Spontaneous Happiness

“Charm and charisma may be one beau ideal, but backed by first-rate research and her usual savvy, Cain makes a convincing case for the benefits of reserve.”—Harper's Bazaar 

“Quiet is a book of liberation from old ideas about the value of introverts. Cain’s intelligence, respect for research, and vibrant prose put Quiet in an elite class with the best books from Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, and other masters of psychological non-fiction.”—Teresa Amabile, Professor, Harvard Business School, and coauthor of The Progress Principle

“An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Cain gives excellent portraits of a number of introverts and shatters misconceptions.  Cain consistently holds the reader’s interest by presenting individual profiles, looking at places dominated by extroverts (Harvard Business School) and introverts (a West Coast retreat center), and reporting on the latest studies. Her diligence, research, and passion for this important topic has richly paid off.”—Publishers Weekly

“This book is a pleasure to read and will make introverts and extroverts alike think twice about the best ways to be themselves and interact with differing personality types.”—Library Journal

“An intelligent and often surprising look at what makes us who we are.”—Booklist

Portrait

Susan Cain is the co-founder of Quiet Revolution and the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which has been translated into 40 languages, has been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than five years, and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine, which also named Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business. Cain is also the author of the bestseller Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts, and the co-founder of the Quiet Schools Network and the Quiet Leadership Institute. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed more than 14 million times and was named by Bill Gates one of his all-time favorite talks. Cain has also spoken at Microsoft, Google, the U.S. Treasury, the S.E.C., Harvard, Yale, West Point and the US Naval Academy. She received Harvard Law School’s Celebration Award for Thought Leadership, the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award for Communication and Leadership, and was named one of the world’s top 50 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc. Magazine. She is an honors graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons. 

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  • Today we make room for a remarkably narrow range of personality styles. We're told that to be great is to be bold, to be happy is to be sociable. We see ourselves as a nation of extroverts-which means that we've lost sight of who we really are. Depending on which study you consult, one third to one half of Americans are introverts-in other words, one out of every two or three people you know. (Given that the United States is among the most extroverted of nations, the number must be at least as high in other parts of the world.) If you're not an introvert yourself, you are surely raising, managing, married to, or coupled with one.

    If these statistics surprise you, that's probably because so many people pretend to be extroverts. Closet introverts pass undetected on playgrounds, in high school locker rooms, and in the corridors of corporate America. Some fool even themselves, until some life event-a layoff, an empty nest, an inheritance that frees them to spend time as they like- jolts them into taking stock of their true natures. You have only to raise the subject of this book with your friends and acquaintances to find that the most unlikely people consider themselves introverts.

    It makes sense that so many introverts hide even from themselves. We live with a value system that I call the Extrovert Ideal-the omnipresent belief that the ideal self is gregarious, alpha, and comfortable in the spotlight. The archetypal extrovert prefers action to contemplation, risk- taking to heed-taking, certainty to doubt. He favors quick decisions, even at the risk of being wrong. She works well in teams and socializes in groups. We like to think that we value individuality, but all too often we admire one type of individual-the kind who's comfortable "putting himself out there." Sure, we allow technologically gifted loners who launch companies in garages to have any personality they please, but they are the exceptions, not the rule, and our tolerance extends mainly to those who get fabulously wealthy or hold the promise of doing so.

    Introversion-along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness-is now a second- class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. Introverts living under the Extrovert Ideal are like women in a man's world, discounted because of a trait that goes to the core of who they are. Extroversion is an enormously appealing personality style, but we've turned it into an oppressive standard to which most of us feel we must conform.

    The Extrovert Ideal has been documented in many studies, though this research has never been grouped under a single name. Talkative people, for example, are rated as smarter, better- looking, more interesting, and more desirable as friends. Velocity of speech counts as well as volume: we rank fast talkers as more competent and likable than slow ones. The same dynamics apply in groups, where research shows that the voluble are considered smarter than the reticent-even though there's zero correlation between the gift of gab and good ideas. Even the word introvert is stigmatized-one informal study, by psychologist Laurie Helgoe, found that introverts described their own physical appearance in vivid language ( "green- blue eyes," "exotic," "high cheekbones"), but when asked to describe generic introverts they drew a bland and distasteful picture ("ungainly," "neutral colors," "skin problems").

    But we make a grave mistake to embrace the Extrovert Ideal so unthinkingly. Some of our greatest ideas, art, and inventions-from the theory of evolution to van Gogh's sunflowers to the personal computer- came from quiet and cerebral people who knew how to tune in to their inner worlds and the treasures to be found there.

    Copyright © 2012 by Susan Cain. From the book QUIET: The Power Of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain, published by Crown, a division of Random House, Inc. Reprinted with permission.
  • Author's Note
    INTRODUCTION: The North and South of Temperament
    PART ONE: THE EXTROVERT IDEAL
    1. THE RISE OF THE "MIGHTY LIKEABLE FELLOW": How
    Extroversion Became the Cultural Ideal
    2. THE MYTH OF CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP: The
    Culture of Personality, a Hundred Years Later
    3. WHEN COLLABORATION KILLS CREATIVITY:
    The Rise of the New Groupthink and the Power of
    Working Alone
    PART TWO: YOUR BIOLOGY, YOUR SELF?
    4. IS TEMPERAMENT DESTINY?: Nature, Nurture, and the
    Orchid Hypothesis
    5. BEYOND TEMPERAMENT: The Role of Free Will (and the
    Secret of Public Speaking for Introverts)
    6. "FRANKLIN WAS A POLITICIAN,
    BUT ELEANOR SPOKE OUT OF CONSCIENCE":
    Why Cool Is Overrated
    7. WHY DID WALL STREET CRASH AND WARREN
    BUFFETT PROSPER?: How Introverts and Extroverts Think
    (and Process Dopamine) Differently
    PART THREE: DO ALL CULTURES HAVE
    AN EXTROVERT IDEAL?
    8. SOFT POWER: Asian-Americans and the Extrovert
    Ideal
    PART FOUR: HOW TO LOVE, HOW TO WORK
    9. WHEN SHOULD YOU ACT MORE EXTROVERTED
    THAN YOU REALLY ARE?
    10. THE COMMUNICATION GAP: How to Talk to
    Members of the Opposite Type
    11. ON COBBLERS AND GENERALS: How to Cultivate
    Quiet Kids in a World That Can't Hear Them
    CONCLUSION: Wonderland
    A Note on the Dedication
    A Note on the Words Introvert and Extrovert
    Acknowledgments
    Notes
    Index
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 368
Erscheinungsdatum 29.01.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-307-35215-6
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 20,3/13,1/3 cm
Gewicht 305 g
Verkaufsrang 2266
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Quiet
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Köln am 22.06.2019

It's short and informative. But not really much stuff that I wouldn't know. I've read the book supposed to be for kids, it went way faster and it was way more easy to read.

Interesting
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Irnfritz-Messern am 09.07.2017
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Very interesting and insightful book Good writing style Would recommand

Wird gehypt.. Keine Ahnung wieso
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus witterswil am 01.08.2016

Ich sah dass viele Leute auf das buch abfahren, jedoch weiss ich nicht warum. Das Buch ist ziemlich einseitig und sehr langweilig... Würde es nicht weiterempfehlen.