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    I have recently started a book, almost done with it, called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking and I find it quite fascinating. I was a Psychology major when I first started college several years ago, but left the field. I still find it intriguing and when I saw this book at the local library I decided it was worth a read.

    It is a study of the Introvert personality, and its place and impact on the extremely extrovert centered society we, as Americans live in. It explains a lot about what causes introversion, such as high reactive tendency towards stimuli, and also explains a bit about the opposite, low reactive tendency towards stimuli, and why these two things cause someone to become an Introvert or an Extrovert. It also discusses things such as a study that determined that a child reactions to stimuli as an infant can be quite telling as to what kind of personality, i.e. introverted or extroverted, they will have as an adult.

    Has anyone here ever heard of or read this book? Does anyone have any ideas or thoughts on the topic of introversion? Basically I just wanted to start a thread to get people talking about it. It is truly a fascinating topic when you get into it.
     
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    Seems like a good book to me.
    Can you please tell me that where can I buy it easily?
     
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    Seeking to limit stimuli is a common trait of introverts.
     
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    Uncle Ferd alla time yellin' at the neighborhood kids to BE Quiet! whenever Granny tries to take a nap...

    Quiet Is Crucial to Your Health: The Dangers of Urban Noise
    9/17/2015 | The noise is so loud, Kollyn Zeder often doesn't let the children in her home daycare play outside, worried it might damage their hearing. Windows stay shut, even though she wants fresh air. Often she can't hear her own TV. "They fly so low over the homes, you can wave to the pilots and they wave back," she said. " It's roaring, roaring, roaring."

     
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    Not heard of it, but, was told by someone that I was an introvert.
    I thought I was anti-social because, I really don't enjoy socializing, because, it zaps me (I feel exhausted after socializing) - was told that some people get energy from others (extroverts) and some get energy from being alone (introverts) - I LOVE my alone time. I guess that's why like email and message boards.
     

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