My wife just shared with me ideas from the 2012 book, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking”, which she checked out from the library.

Ideas shared so far:

  • The word “personality” didn’t exist until the 19th century and didn’t come into popular usage until the 20th.
  • Prior to the 1920s marketing and sales booms, the culture of character predominated. It promoted citizenship, duty, work, golden deeds, honor, reputation, morals, manners, and integrity.
  • After the 1920s the culture of personality took prominence, which celebrated being seen as magnetic, fascinating, stunning, attractive, glowing, dominant, forceful, and energetic.

I am not a shill for the book but I find the concepts transformative and very valuable for leaders in any field, including faith and business.