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Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking /

by Cain, Susan.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Penguin Books, 2013, c2012Description: xii, 333 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780141029191; 0141029196; 9780141970172; 0141970170.Subject(s): Introversion | Self-actualization (Psychology)
Contents:
Introduction : the north and south of temperament -- The rise of the 'mighty likeable fellow' : how extroversion became the cultural ideal -- The myth of charismatic leadership : the culture of personality, a hundred years later -- When collaboration kills creativity : the rise of the new groupthink and the power of working alone -- Is temperament destiny? : nature, nurture, and the orchid hypothesis -- Beyond temperament : the role of free will (and the secret of public speaking for introverts) -- 'Franklin was a politician, but Eleanor spoke out of conscience' : why cool is overrated -- Why did Wall Street crash and Warren Buffett prosper? : how introverts and extroverts think (and process dopamine) differently -- Soft power : Asian-Americans and the extrovert ideal -- When should you act more extroverted than you really are? -- The communication gap : how to talk to members of the opposite type -- On cobblers and generals : how to cultivate quiet kids in a world that can't hear them -- Conclusion : Wonderland.
Summary: The author shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. List(s) this item appears in: Wellbeing collection
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Originally published in Great Britain: Viking Press, 2012.

Originally published in the USA: Crown Publishers, 2012.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : the north and south of temperament -- The rise of the 'mighty likeable fellow' : how extroversion became the cultural ideal -- The myth of charismatic leadership : the culture of personality, a hundred years later -- When collaboration kills creativity : the rise of the new groupthink and the power of working alone -- Is temperament destiny? : nature, nurture, and the orchid hypothesis -- Beyond temperament : the role of free will (and the secret of public speaking for introverts) -- 'Franklin was a politician, but Eleanor spoke out of conscience' : why cool is overrated -- Why did Wall Street crash and Warren Buffett prosper? : how introverts and extroverts think (and process dopamine) differently -- Soft power : Asian-Americans and the extrovert ideal -- When should you act more extroverted than you really are? -- The communication gap : how to talk to members of the opposite type -- On cobblers and generals : how to cultivate quiet kids in a world that can't hear them -- Conclusion : Wonderland.

The author shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts.

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