Find the best quotes by Susan Cain.
You can’t pick up a business magazine ever without seeing the word ‘collaborate’ splashed all over it. I think people are probably feeling assaulted by…
Originally, technology was pretty clearly on the side of introversion. It allowed introverts to connect with people, to express their ideas in a less stimulating…
It’s never a good idea to organize society in a way that depletes the energy of half the population. We discovered this with women decades…
In most job interviews, people say they are looking for people skills and emotional intelligence. That’s reasonable, but the question is, how do you define…
One thing I’m hearing a lot is from teachers who have felt that there’s something wrong with the extreme group learning, but felt like they…
Many introverts feel there’s something wrong with them, and try to pass as extroverts. But whenever you try to pass as something you’re not, you…
Men are more likely to be introverted than women are, but it’s really very slight. But the real difference I think is in how it…
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was four years old!
Some introverts are perfectly comfortable with public speaking; I’m not one of them.
I’ve never given a speech without being terrified first.
I’m continually amazed by how many people who appear to be extroverts are actually introverts.
I get a lot of letters from introverts asking how they can meet people. The key is to make sure that you are doing things…
Even when the attention focused on me is positive, I am uncomfortable being looked at by a lot of people – it’s just not my…
I actually find extroversion to be a really appealing personality style.
Your tendency to be inward-directed or outward-directed is huge; it governs every part of the way you live and work and love.
As a parent, if give yourself what you need, your children will watch you doing that and will give themselves what they need.
We need to do teacher training to educate them about what temperament means. Shyness is painful and you want to help a child with shyness…
I think the shyness one feels in childhood is often overcome with time. There are children who hide behind their parents’ legs, but you don’t…
I’m insatiably curious about human nature. I feel very lucky that as a writer I get to learn so much about it just to do…
A widely held, but rarely articulated, belief in our society is that the ideal self is bold, alpha, gregarious. Introversion is viewed somewhere between disappointment…
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