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Cain, Susan. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That

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Transcript of Cain, Susan. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That

Time: 21st century
Makes references from current day to historical figures from 1960s to the turn of the 19th century
Location: All over the United States
Hudson River Valley
New York
Sillicon Valley
Narrator: Susan Cain
Anecdotes and Interviews with assorted people
Divided into 4 sections and does not follow normal plot structure
Selling Point
Universally applicable
Excellent research paper without the formal paper feel and seriousness
Filled with anecdotes, quotes, and stimuli to maintain interest
A book that will change how you understand relationships and yourself
Deals with advanced psychology while catering to general audiences
Witty prose with a strong voice
Cain, Susan.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.
New York: Crown, 2012. Print.
“If you're an introvert, you also know that the bias against quiet can cause deep psychic pain... some animals naturally carry shelter everywhere they go, and some humans are just the same.”(Cain 6)
Analogy to nature
“We have two ears and one mouth and we should use them proportionally.”
Concept of fit to function
Witty prose
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Preference for less stimulating environments
Require a "cooldown" after social interactions
Quiet concentration
Cautious to risk
Preference for high stimulation environments
Thirst for social interaction
Risk takers and reckless
1/2 to 2/3 of the population
Introduction: Defines the distinction between the two personality types
Rising Action: We live in the Extrovert Ideal, praising the sociable and condescending to the shy
Climax: Introverts all can succeed in their own way and are not inferior or malfunctioning
Falling Action: Asian-Americans are an outlier
Conclusion: We need to understand both character types so that we can be successful and ourselves as well as improving relations with the other type
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