Quiet by Susan Cain

Actually the best thing in this book, so far, has been the occasional asides. One thing I noticed that resonated was her comment that prior to around 1920, when the “culture of personality” (vs character as the key to success) took off–prior to that, the primary interests of psychologists and other would-be wise ones was to deal with male delinquency and pre-adulthood female sexual promiscuity. What a strange fact to learn, if it is indeed true? Some parallels that I noticed include Song of Solomon’s (the book of the bible) refrain: “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not call up love before it is ready.” (at 8:4).

Anyway, more from Quiet later.

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