Quiet- Book Review

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.


2 thoughts on “Quiet- Book Review

  1. rginsberg2 says:

    If this is your most productive time, it’s VERY important! Quiet, reflective time is so hard to find in this hyperactive world. Good to seek it out and discover the deeper Self, in-sight!

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