The Quiet Majority: Introversion and Gifted Students

My paper due this week asked for a topic on Affective Needs.  Among the list was “introversion” which intrigued me for several reasons.  One, statistically most gifted students are introverts.  Two, I am an extrovert and believed that this topic would really wide my point of view of how these students.

The books I read for the paper were VERY helpful and well-written.  I highly would recommend them to anyone who interacts with the public on a daily basis or has a child that is an introvert.  If you need a summer reading book and teach or parent children, I would highly recommend them.

Here is a link to my paper on Introversion.  Since the class is for teaching Gifted Education, it leans towards that population but many of the introverted tips and characteristics of course will apply to all children.


Quiet:  The Power of introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

This book is her first and more towards adults and children.

Quiet:  The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids by Susan Cain

This book is excellent and geared specifically towards building strengths instead of tearing kids down.

Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength by [Helgoe, Laurie A]

Introvert Power:  Why Your Inner Life is Your Hidden Strength  by Laurie Helgoe

The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child: Helping Your Child Thrive in an Extroverted World by [Laney, Marti Olsen]

The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child:  Helping Your Child Thrive in an Extroverted World by Marti Olsen Laney

This book was published in 2015 and very to date and the conversational writing style makes it easy to follow.

(Photo Credit for the Book Covers: Amazon)

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