Which parts of Quiet resonated most strongly with you? Were there parts you disagreed with? If so, why?
Join Date: 10/11/10
Join Date: 05/12/11
Chapter 9 was really interesting. I am an introvert but my job required my putting on that extrovert persona which I found to be very exhausting. I could really relate also to the discussion of management styles between extroverts and introverts. I led a team that was scattered all over the globe. My introvert traits made me careful to ensure that I was drawing out thoughts from all my team members. I have had extrovert leaders that never heard my ideas because I did not speak up and they did not notice and thus did not take the time to ensure I was heard from. Not being a mother I wasn't real into the portion discussing how to deal with an introverted child.
Join Date: 02/16/13
I was fascinated by the section on cultural introversion.
The societies mentioned were ones that had been/are dominated by a single ruler. Is this a problem with introversion? I'm not convinced that "quiet persuasion" is enough to hold off immediate dominating political forces.
I wish there was a Miscellaneous section where we could ask questions/express viewpoints that aren't covered in the given questions.
Join Date: 10/15/10
Hi CathyK - you can start your own topics - go to the opening page of this discussion, where you can see all the topics listed, and click on the button at the top that reads "New Topic". Then you can start a conversation on anything you want related to the book:
Join Date: 04/23/11
Like Betty T, I was most interested in Chapter 9. As a former meeting planner I was required to be "on" while on-site at meetings, for 12-14 hours/day and 3/4 days at a time. There was nothing left in me to socialize in the evening and that hurt me a little but it couldn't be helped. I HAD to have that downtime. Planning for that evening time and the little time-outs in the association's storage room were sometimes the only things that kept me going. Also, three cheers for room service!
Join Date: 05/12/11
Join Date: 02/27/13
I agree with the posts about how hard it can be to step outside your comfort zone and be a team leader in the workplace. I facilitate team meetings often in my position working with children in foster care. Once, a state official sat in on my team meeting and his evaluation was very positive - especially in regard to the way I elicited feedback from everyone involved, encouraging the expression of diverse sides to a topic and leading the team to a group decision. I was thrilled! It was definitely a stretch for me to see myself in the role of a leader but my introverted self really wanted to know how the team members around the table felt about the topic at hand.
Join Date: 12/03/11
I found the topic about introverts who have to be social or a leader in work situations particularly fascinating. I am a introvert yet have manged to step out of my comfort zone and be a leader and a trainer at different times in my life.
All the information about children and their behavours resonated a long time after I finished the book. I gained insights into both my adult children and my grandchildren which have been very helpful.
I have recommended this book to so many people for many different reasons and everyone I have spoken with has gained some insight from it.
I will read this book many times I am sure.
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