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A Moment of Quiet

Guest Post by Brittany Waite

The current pandemic has impacted many aspects of our lives, especially our ability to interact with one another. There are many on social media who publish humorous portrayals of extroverts suffering under these conditions. At the same time, I feel that many introverts, shy and quiet in nature, feel a guilty sense of relief for this opportunity to stay cooped up in the comfort of their home.

In Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain takes it upon herself to uncover these reserved figures and dive deep into their consciousness, exploring the individuality of their inner-minds. Using examples from history, concrete anecdotes, and years of research, Cain promotes the importance that introverts have in society and writes with the intent to show them the power they are capable of. So, whether you’re an introvert or not, Quiet will broaden your understanding of these reserved individuals, who they are, and what they can do.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Broadway Books, October 2019.

Reviewer bio: Brittany Waite is a college student born and raised in Hawaii. She enjoys writing flash fictions but hopes to expand into other genres.

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