People have been telling me to read “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain for a while now. It isn’t that a didn’t want to, I just hadn’t gotten around to it because my to-read pile is higher than a college student on Spring Break in Colorado. (Ha ha.) I finally did, and I’m sad that the people who told me to read it didn’t pin me against a wall and get more aggressive. I love this book. I love this book so much that I talk about it in the reverent, evangelical way the way most people talk about religion.
I talk about it a lot. My family is sick of it. But truly, it explains EVERYTHING. Everything about me and the way I interact with the world. Everything about why my daughter cried for the first two years of her life. Everything about modern day politics. Everything about the housing bubble and its inevitable pop. Everything about why I am an accomplishment fiend if left alone but can’t seem to complete the simplest task if I am being watched. And why I have no problem presiding over a whole courtroom and deciding the fate of dozens of people a day, but can’t figure out what to say in a social setting. Everything about, well, everything.
Introverts need to read it to understand themselves and how they fit into the world better. Extraverts need to read it to understand what they are missing by only listening to people who jockey to be heard. People who don’t know where they fall or fit in need to read it to understand how the world works.
Honestly, they need to teach this book in schools.
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Lori B. Duff is the author of the Amazon ‘Hot New Release’ Mismatched Shoes and Upside Down Pizza, a collection of autobiographical humor essays. The hard copy of the book can be found on Amazon & BarnesandNoble.com and select local retailers. The e-book can be found here. You can follow her on Twitter at @LoriBDuff and on Facebook. For more blogs written by Lori, click here. For more information about Lori in general, click here. If you want Lori to do your writing for you, click here.