AUTHOR: Susan Cain
How did we go from Character to Personality without realizing that we had sacrificed something meaningful along the way?Susan Cain (Quiet)
Being an introvert is not easy and not because they have more flaws but because the world has yet not accepted them. Because unfortunately introversion is considered a weakness and not a personality type.
Susan Cain sadly had to find a way out to justify introversion and to bring their strengths out in the light and it was necessary.
Why is social anxiety a disorder whereas inability to be alone is not? Why is introversion a personality which needs fixing while extroversion is literally called a winning-personality?
In a world full of extroverted and pretence extroverted people, introverts usually get told how better the other personality is. In the 1920s, American advertising companies took over to impose the importance of being an extrovert, targeting the little voice in people which told them they were not enough.
Even though, personal space, solitude, and self-assessment has been proven to produce groundbreaking results. Yet, this world is obsessed with pulling the skin out of every introvert as though underneath it all is their gregarious self.
Susan cain, being an introvert herself breaks the stigma about introversion through research done by psychologists explaining the possible origin of both the personalities, their effects on individuals and the results they produce. This is a well researched book which for a change targets not only introverts’ flaws and extroverts’ achievements but observes both personalities through the same lens having flaws as well as strengths.