Quiet by Susan Cain: a book review

I started this book thinking it’s one of those how-to self-help tomes. You know, the kinds that teach introverts how to play ball in a world that values extroversion. I was wrong. There’s so much more. How we went from valuing character to to valuing personality. How that means we worship the ones who speak […]

Introverts, in contrast, …

Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.

– Susan Cain, Quiet