Author: Susan Cain
Non fictional book on Psycology
The book looks at introversion, in a very personality oriented extrovert society. She also looks at the challenges that is thrown at the introvert and how they can survive without having to go closet or fake extrovert behaviour.
Some interesting thoughts from the book
“There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.”
“Or at school you might have been prodded to come “out of your shell”—that noxious expression which fails to appreciate that some animals naturally carry shelter everywhere they go, and that some humans are just the same.”
“I worry that there are people who are put in positions of authority because they’re good talkers, but they don’t have good ideas. It’s so easy to confuse schmoozing ability with talent. Someone seems like a good presenter, easy to get along with, and those traits are rewarded. Well, why is that? They’re valuable traits, but we put too much of a premium on presenting and not enough on substance and critical thinking.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Susan Cain is a writer who specializes in psychological non-fiction. She blogs on psychology day.com and New York Times. She has done a seven-year stint in corporate law representing clients like JP Morgan and General Electric. An honors graduate from Princeton University and Harvard Law School she lives on the Hudson River New York with her husband and two sons. More information is available www.thepoweroftheintrovert.com