Accolades to author Susan Cain, for her extensive and insightful research into the power of introverts in an extroverted society. Her book Quiet has moved me to share her message and my recommendation of her book.
The negative association with the words “shy”, “quiet”, “introverted” has hurt the esteem of so many smart and insightful thinkers who are not necessarily “afraid” to speak up, but whose innate disposition does not allow them to do so in the manner that modern American society expects.
In our overly extroverted society the power of introverts is often overlooked in favor of the outspoken. Yet some of the greatest leaders of all time were introverts who had a profound effect on the world. Pick up this book and let it open your mind to a different perspective. Loved it!