Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain.
Wow! An amazing book and it felt so comfortable to me as it describes me! I am definitely an introvert. I like my quiet introspective time, time to think, alone time to unwind, time to recharge my ‘batteries’.
I enjoy listening to all kinds of music and my taste is pretty eclectic; 80’s music, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Pop, modern. I like to sit in silence and read a good book. I enjoy walks in nature, walks in my neighborhood with good music to accompany me. I like my together time with friends and family too, but for me there has to be a balance.
My husband and I love to cycle and while he listens to music while we cycle on the bike paths of Montreal; I enjoy the sound and sights of nature. We bowl together in a league on Tuesday nights and again I enjoy the social time, but I know afterwards I will go home and read quietly with classical music in the background and most likely The Piano Guys!
Introverts are sensitive, serious, shy- at times. We are also social, talkative, and risk takers at times. We can be good negotiators as we analyze and see things in a very different way than extroverts. We are typically quieter, mild-mannered, thinkers, reasonable, nice – but tough at the same time. We usually work slowly, deliberately, are not into fame and fortune-relationships are important to us and we nurture them.
My quiet, reflective time is when I am most creative and quite often it is when I write. I like waking up before anyone else in my household and writing. It is my most productive time.