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Which parts of Quiet resonated most strongly with you? Were there parts you disagreed with?

Created: 02/27/13

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Posted Feb. 27, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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Which parts of Quiet resonated most strongly with you? Were there parts you disagreed with?

Which parts of Quiet resonated most strongly with you? Were there parts you disagreed with? If so, why?


Posted Mar. 08, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
bettyt

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RE: Which parts of Quiet resonated most strongly with you? Were there parts you disagreed with?

Chapter 9 was really interesting. I am an introvert but my job required my putting on that extrovert persona which I found to be very exhausting. I could really relate also to the discussion of management styles between extroverts and introverts. I led a team that was scattered all over the globe. My introvert traits made me careful to ensure that I was drawing out thoughts from all my team members. I have had extrovert leaders that never heard my ideas because I did not speak up and they did not notice and thus did not take the time to ensure I was heard from. Not being a mother I wasn't real into the portion discussing how to deal with an introverted child.


Posted Mar. 10, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
cathyk

Join Date: 02/16/13

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RE: Which parts of Quiet resonated most strongly with you? Were there parts you disagreed with?

I was fascinated by the section on cultural introversion.
The societies mentioned were ones that had been/are dominated by a single ruler. Is this a problem with introversion? I'm not convinced that "quiet persuasion" is enough to hold off immediate dominating political forces.

I wish there was a Miscellaneous section where we could ask questions/express viewpoints that aren't covered in the given questions.


Posted Mar. 10, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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RE: Which parts of Quiet resonated most strongly with you? Were there parts you disagreed with?

Hi CathyK - you can start your own topics - go to the opening page of this discussion, where you can see all the topics listed, and click on the button at the top that reads "New Topic". Then you can start a conversation on anything you want related to the book:
http://www.bookbrowse.com/booktalk/threads.cfm?forumid=3E853205-5056-A34B-626A06D96BE97216


Posted Mar. 11, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
jeannew

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RE: Which parts of Quiet resonated most strongly with you? Were there parts you disagreed with?

Like Betty T, I was most interested in Chapter 9. As a former meeting planner I was required to be "on" while on-site at meetings, for 12-14 hours/day and 3/4 days at a time. There was nothing left in me to socialize in the evening and that hurt me a little but it couldn't be helped. I HAD to have that downtime. Planning for that evening time and the little time-outs in the association's storage room were sometimes the only things that kept me going. Also, three cheers for room service!


Posted Mar. 12, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
lesleym

Join Date: 05/12/11

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RE: Which parts of Quiet resonated most strongly with you? Were there parts you disagreed with?

I am in the same boat with BettyT. My job requires that I step outside my introverted self on occasion and it is not easy, but essential. It can be uncomfortable, but afterwards a bit rewarding (for me).


Posted Mar. 14, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
carolyng

Join Date: 02/27/13

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RE: Which parts of Quiet resonated most strongly with you? Were there parts you disagreed with?

I agree with the posts about how hard it can be to step outside your comfort zone and be a team leader in the workplace. I facilitate team meetings often in my position working with children in foster care. Once, a state official sat in on my team meeting and his evaluation was very positive - especially in regard to the way I elicited feedback from everyone involved, encouraging the expression of diverse sides to a topic and leading the team to a group decision. I was thrilled! It was definitely a stretch for me to see myself in the role of a leader but my introverted self really wanted to know how the team members around the table felt about the topic at hand.


Posted Apr. 18, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
jennyp

Join Date: 12/03/11

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RE: Which parts of Quiet resonated most strongly with you? Were there parts you disagreed with?

I found the topic about introverts who have to be social or a leader in work situations particularly fascinating. I am a introvert yet have manged to step out of my comfort zone and be a leader and a trainer at different times in my life.
All the information about children and their behavours resonated a long time after I finished the book. I gained insights into both my adult children and my grandchildren which have been very helpful.
I have recommended this book to so many people for many different reasons and everyone I have spoken with has gained some insight from it.
I will read this book many times I am sure.


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