Quiet by Susan Cain is an extremely interesting and thought provoking novel in stark contrast to the books I had previously been reading. It is narrated by Susan Cain as she tries to find out all of the information she possibly can about introverts and extroverts, like causes, benefits and what each word really means. The whole book or at least the first third is so full of evidence that it is sometimes hard to form your own opinion because of how strongly her arguments are put together. However what I have enjoyed most so far is the self reflecting that the novel asks me to do. For instance Susan created a quiz to determine if you are an introvert or an extrovert and although it doesn’t really give you a specific answer it does make you think about the how you fall on the scale between introversion and extroversion. Another thing Susan talked about during the very beginning of the novel was the bias that society, particularly American society has against introversion. She talked about how ten or twenty years ago the ideal candidate for a college was not someone who skipped three grades in math and english but instead someone how got B’s and was very social outside of school. Adding to this she talked about the effects of working together as groups, a trend rising in the modern workplace with wall less offices, Cain stated that despite popular belief group work actually reduces our ability to create new ideas and be productive. She ment this in the sense of a meeting saying that if twenty people got together in a room and brainstormed ideas they would be less productive than if the same people had all worked alone.Cain noted however that it is important to have a mix between the two for the most and best work to be done. So far I am really enjoying this book it is the change I needed from the senseless action ones. One thing I have noted is the use of the word gregarious, not a word typically used in our society but frequently used in the book, it makes me chuckle everytime I read it. So far so good!