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[読書メモ][Kindle] “Quiet”

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Yet today we make room for a remarkably narrow range of personality styles. We’re told that to be great is to be bold, to be happy is to be sociable. (Loc 103)

Introversion—along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness—is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology. (Loc 119)

many of us work for organizations that insist we work in teams, in offices without walls, for supervisors who value “people skills” above all. (Loc 158)

Of course, there’s another word for such people: thinkers. (Loc 173)

So she just sat there. (Loc 192)

thought you were going to faint. (Loc 569)

registration forms (Loc 596)

He’s the king of self-help, (Loc 605)

refrigerator-cold (Loc 628)

roughly the same number of good (and bad) ideas (Loc 884)

I have a ‘role’ to play (Loc 1088)

And you might be wrong. (Loc 1244)

Consider what Wozniak did right after the meeting in Menlo Park. (Loc 1244)

a lifelong passion (Loc 1417)

Go for quantity. The more ideas you have, the better. (Loc 1501)

“Try to think of happy things,” (Loc 1641)

Lie detectors (polygraphs) (Loc 2396)

“thank you’s” (Loc 2568)

Tom, the software engineer and Abraham Lincoln look-alike, tells me of a former girlfriend who was always throwing open the doors of her house to friends and strangers. (Loc 2588)

The question is: Why? (Loc 2830)

First, think back to what you loved to do when you were a child. (Loc 3614)

fall quiet at dinner parties (Loc 3950)

He had so many things he wanted to tell you about. (Loc 4035)

meet the teacher one-on-one (Loc 4166)

The truth is that many schools are designed for extroverts. (Loc 4216)

one-size-fits-all situation (Loc 4228)

in small groups—pairs or threesomes— (Loc 4265)

If she still doesn’t want to talk, wait for her. (Loc 4311)

Finally, try not to worry if all signs suggest that your introverted child is not the most popular kid at school. (Loc 4314)

David still remembers acutely what it was like to be his nine-year-old self. (Loc 4381)

Respect your loved ones’ need for socializing and your own for solitude (and vice versa if you’re an extrovert). (Loc 4418)

I have been working on this book officially since 2005, and unofficially for my entire adult life. (Loc 4447)

My grandfather was a soft-spoken man with sympathetic blue eyes, and a passion for books and ideas. (Loc 4460)