Author of the Instant New York Times Bestseller Quiet
QUIET legitimizes and even celebrates the niche that represents half the people in the world. Think Malcolm Gladwell for people who don't take themselves too seriously. Mark my words, this book will be a bestseller.
In an increasingly social world, Susan Cain shifts our focus to help us reconsider the role of introverts, outlining their many strengths and vital contributions. Like A Whole New Mind and Stumbling on Happiness, Cains book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can't Stop Talking, is a paradigm-changing lodestar that shows how dramatically our culture has come to misunderstand and undervalue introverts. You would think Cain, a Princeton and Harvard Law School-educated author, would be your typical, self-confident, pound-the-table kind of person; in fact, she's just the opposite. She'd rather read than socialize, and she thinks before she speaks (softly). But far from considering these disadvantageous traits, Cain owes her success to them.
Cain has practiced corporate law for seven years, representing clients like General Electric, and is a negotiations consultant, training everyone from hedge fund managers to TV producers to college grads navigating their first jobs. Cain has used her time in corporate boardrooms, together with her experience as both a student and teacher of negotiation, to create uniquely informative talks.
Articles by Susan Cain
"Probably the most common - and damaging - misunderstanding about personality type is that introverts are antisocial and that extroverts are pro-social. ... neither formulation is correct; introverts and extroverts are differently social." - Quiet, page 226 There are people on your team who think deeply.
Today we make room for a remarkably narrow range of personality styles. We’re told that to be great is to be bold, to be happy is to be sociable. We see ourselves as a nation of extroverts—which means that we’ve lost sight of who we really are...