Quick Review: A Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

January was a busy month for me, at least as far as I could remember it. Days went by like a blur–here I go again with time moving too fast. However, I managed to read some books this month, a good way to start 2020.

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The world of introversion and extroversion had been black and white until I read Carl Jung’s work on Cognitive Functions. Cliché as it may sounds, there’s more to introversion than being shy and refusing to attend social events. Choosing to keep one’s decision to oneself is different from being a pushover.

No doubt, some points were relatable but some were hastily generalized that I started asking if the entire point of the book was to diss extroverted people. Yes, they can be loud but it doesn’t mean they don’t read books nor make wise decisions. Then again, it was written from the first person perspective of one of the many introverts in the world and this is but one account of introversion .

Perhaps I am being too harsh on this material but I couldn’t help but be disappointed since the art had set my expectations too high. The ending gave it justice though–it was valiant quitting one’s job and working from home full-time and taking the reigns from someone else’s hands. Still, those introverted individuals working in companies, continuously exposed to situations that drain their energy, are equally commendable.

Prex J.D. V Ybasco


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