Susan Cain was a corporate lawyer and negotiations consultant before becoming writing Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Those careers seem to demand a certain personality, as she says “a hardcore, wonderfully self-confident, pound-the-table kind of person.” It turns out that Susan Cain is not like that. At all.
Cain is a writer who does her research. If you’re interested in data and the history of introversion, you’ll be delighted with the book. She notes, for instance, that probably one-third of people are introverts. She also writes about accomplished introverts.
Unfortunately, the book doesn’t reflect the soft-spoken woman with a good sense of humor I was introduced to technologically and I found myself skipping parts of the book to get to the less esoteric information.
Since the publication of her book earlier this year, I noticed a flurry of introversion-related articles. Here are two that I like:
This one is an article about good-paying jobs for introverts. Note: “Writer” is not one of them.
Are you a member of Cain’s “Quiet Revolution?” How do you manage your energy to maximize productivity and still remain true to yourself?