16 books that every introvert should read - Business InsiderDo you remember that horrible day when your first or second-grade teacher asked you to read aloud? The rest of the class do not know how to read? Needless to say that no matter how much I protested to perform that useless act, in the end, I had to comply… I was a child. However, that cost me dearly. Especially being famous for being famous?
The 6 Best Books for Understanding Introverted Personality
There's nothing better than a storyline that really speaks to you, so we rounded up 16 books with themes and characters that introverts will really appreciate. Introverts will relate to Cheryl Strayed's need for a solo journey to find herself and face her demons in her novel " Wild. Stephen Chbosky's narrator in " Perks of Being a Wallflower " is quiet, introverted, socially awkward, and completely brilliant. He's a quirky and unlikely protagonist who loves to read science fiction and fantasy books, and is obsessed with what he believes to be a family curse. The character of Kathy in Kazuo Ishiguro's " Never Let Me Go " contrasts with the extroverted Ruth, and introverts will appreciate her as an observant — sometimes passive and even detached — narrator.
One mistake a lot of us make is that we see these two different personality types as complete opposites. So you might have either extroverted or introverted behaviors depending on the context and the situation. It started in the s. That was when there was neuropsychological research starting to happen that tried to explain how introverted brains process information. And little by little, we saw the beginnings of an all new science about introverted personality.
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Seuss, Rosa Parks, etc. As she dives into the many accomplishments of introverts throughout history, Cain emphasizes the point that to underestimate introverts would be a huge detriment to our society. Cain also gives some strategies for using the power of your introversion to be successful both personally and professionally. Negatives: The book is more about validating the introverted reader than actually giving an objective point of view. She talks down on extroverts to get her point across instead of giving the reader a fair and balanced picture of extroverts.