I don't enjoy multitasking. In fact, I read much of Susan Cain's book shaking my head in wonder and thinking: It is in many ways an important book — so persuasive and timely and heartfelt it should inevitably effect change in schools and offices. This would have been avoided if he'd spent time recharging his batteries in toilet cubicles, and so on. Warner asserted that Quiet's definition of introversion expanded to include "all that is wise and good, so that the definition is largely meaningless except as yet another vehicle for promoting self-esteem";  Cain replied that "Warner badly misunderstands" that the traits listed in Quiet's "Author's Note" were not descriptive of introversion "but that culturally these traits have always been bound together under the 'contemplation' rubric, and need to be addressed as such. I wish she'd spent a bit more time adventuring and a bit less time analysing and philosophising and citing vast armies of psychologists. You especially lose a sense of how to spend your time.
In the United States our culture is biased towards the extrovert. When I get to this part I think: Even though I'm in many ways a textbook introvert my crushing need for "restorative niches" such as toilet cubicles is eerie I'm actually an ambivert. This would have been avoided if he'd spent time recharging his batteries in toilet cubicles, and so on. I like her nightmare descriptions of open-plan offices where group brainstorming sessions descend on the startled introvert like flash-storms. My spiel went something like this……. Companies are beginning to realize this mistake and are changing things up. We are about the loudness, the out there, the utter insanity if you will. Design senior editor Belinda Lanks. And there's a bigger nagging thought I couldn't shake throughout the book. She will cover you in I Voted stickers. We ambiverts don't get another mention in the book. I am an introvert. The North and South of Temperament" Pages of Quiet'  '  Physiology of temperament[ edit ] Cain maintains that there are introverts and extroverts in almost every species of the animal kingdom, each having a corresponding survival strategy. I work the elections as a Ballot Judge, which means I hand out the ballots to the voters and give them instructions. The more we answer "true" the more introverted we are: I enjoy solitude …" — he replies: Extroverts are drained when they have spent too much time alone, and the opposite is true for introverts. Another interesting thing I learned from this book is that extroverts are motivated by rewards. Share via Email Early learning … most modern classrooms are designed for extroverts. It is designed for casual meetings where ideas everyone figured out in their quiet offices are shared and expanded. She outlines the problems clearly and gives workable solutions. I finished Quiet a month ago and I can't get it out of my head. I try to make it entertaining for the voters, myself and the others I work with because of its repetition, but by 7: In America, extroverted parents have been known to send their introverted children to psychiatrists to have their introversion "treated" out of them. It's because I'm an introvert! Her thesis — built on the assumption that almost everyone in the world can be squeezed into one of two boxes — may topple if it turns out that loads of us are essentially ambiverts.
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