Quiet: The Power of Introverts
in a World that Can't Stop Taking
by Susan Cain
Review: Cain explores the lives of introverts through case studies about people she has met and interviewed. She studies the research from neuroscience, personality psychology and social psychology and presents it succinctly and insightfully for the reader. She traces the history of the "extrovert ideal," and discusses how this manifests in businesses and schools. Finally, she provides practical advice on raising introverted children and thriving as an introvert in relationships and career, and points out a few things extraverts can learn from us introverts.
This powerful book was years in the making and could be a revelation to closet introverts!