Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking

By | March 26, 2014


I’m not an extrovert, quite the opposite.

The thought of going into a room full of people and *jazz-handing* whilst saying “Hi, it’s me!” would send me into a flat-spin, I just couldn’t do it.

I remember doing work experience at school and reading the report at the end of it which said something like “at first I thought Jeannette was rude but then realised she was very shy”, not the sort of thing that increases a teenage girl’s confidence, even if it was true.

I didn’t consider I needed to be loud, I thought I could get my views across by being Quiet, by thinking before I speak. I guess that’s why I like blogging.

I really identified with this book, it made me see that there are many people with similar introverted ways, that I’m not alone in preferring a 1:1 situation to a group environment that being “me” is okay.

I found the author’s theory interesting that sometimes introverts have to act as extroverts in order to achieve results. Certainly when it comes to getting the help and assistance that my children require, I will speak up because their wellbeing and welfare is something I am extremely passionate about. I’m always conscious that I play the words over in my head first, but speak up I will.

All in all, a book that I enjoyed reading and I feel I’ve gained something from it, thank you BritMums for sending me a copy as part of the book club, more reviews can be read here.

I received a copy of Quiet for the purpose of this review, my words and views are my own.

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rebecca beesley on 10th April 2014 at 9:01 pm.

I found it a really fascinating read too. I always got the ‘Rebecca is very conscientious but needs to speak up more’ in my school reports and it is only since having kids that I have spoken up for them just like you describe. x


Jeannette on 17th April 2014 at 2:31 pm.

Thanks Rebecca, I guess with SN kids it’s a case of “if we don’t, we will”, definitely motivation!


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