Cain discusses the research of Warren Susman:
Susman counted the words that appeared most frequently in the personality-driven advice manuals of the early twentieth century and compared them to the character guides of the 19th century.Any guesses about what he found? Here are some of the common words from the nineteenth century:
- Golden Deeds
- Sex Tape
The gist of the book seems to be that we have created an ideal involving outgoing personality traits. In the process, we have lost sight of the value of the quiet people who lock themselves in an office or lab and crank out creative, productive, and innovative solutions. It's an interesting premise, and thus far, an interesting book.
Posted by Philip Miles, an attorney with McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pennsylvania in the firm's civil litigation and labor and employment law practice groups.
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