Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

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Comments and mentions from HN threads:

Ask HN: Books you read in 2015?


dcolgan: Helped me better understand myself and others, highly recommend

Ask HN: What books fundamentally changed the way you think about the world?


mmozuras: After reading it, I accepted my introversion and learned how to better use it, view it as a strength instead of weakness.

Ask HN: Which non-technology book has influenced you the most and why?


motxilo: This book made me think about my own thinking and social behavior patterns.

Ask HN: Which books have made you introspect?


jpamata: ...for giving me a paradigm shift on how to think about myself and others.

Ask HN: What's one book that changed your life?


ekblom: Realizing that i am normal, that my need to be alone is something that many other also feel. Realizing that its ok to be like this made me really emotional, sitting there on the train to work, almost crying of relief.. Yep, changes my life for the better, made me feel more secure about my self.

Ask HN: What was the one book that you read and it actually changed your life?


vickychijwani: The one life-changing book for me. I read it at a time when I thought of myself as unsocial (because I didn't like parties) and was uncomfortable expressing myself even among a large group of friends. After reading that book and realizing how widespread introversion is, I became more and more comfortable in my own skin. Ironically I also started enjoying more at parties because I wasn't judging myself constantly, which helped me become more of a pseudo-extrovert when I needed to be.

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Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?


cyberjunkie: Fun read for functional introverts like myself.

Ask HN: What books changed the way you think about almost everything?


andrea_sdl: ...made me accept my introversion (although I don't appear like an introvert).

Ask HN: Best books you read in 2012


nichodges: This book was absolutely eye opening in how it deconstructs different situations and personalities in a useful and positive way. I wouldn't say it's 'changed my life', but it has made a few relationships with close friends and colleagues a lot better.

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Ask HN: What book changed your life in 2014?


ckib16: Fantastic book. If you are an introvert (and many here likely are) you should really consider this book an investment in understanding yourself. I can't count the number of times I was nodding my head in agreement, thinking I had been the only one to feel a certain way.

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