A review of


The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Susan CainCrown • 2012

In Or Ex?

by David Meyer

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, noted TED talker Susan Cain parses the differences and common ground between introverts and extroverts and helps both identify and accept their natures.


In this number one New York Times bestseller – and People, Library Journal, Inc., Christian Science Monitor and O: The Oprah Magazine Best Book of the Year – noted introvert Susan Cain, a former Wall Street lawyer, offers a refreshing, engaging take on the hidden value of introversion. Her text brims with originality and insight. Proof of the appeal of her perceptions is that her 2012 TED Talk on introversion and quietude became one of the most-watched ever. Cain will inform and possibly change your perception of yourself, other people, teams and the organization of society.

Today we make room for a remarkably narrow range of personality styles. We’re told that to be great is to be bold, to be happy is to be sociable. Susan Cain

She discusses how cautious, thoughtful and reticent people – particularly in the West – can suffer discrimination in a culture that celebrates and monetizes the “Extrovert Ideal.” To get the best from each employee, Cain says, leaders must play to people’s strengths and avoid pressuring them to conform – no easy trick.

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    M. R. 9 years ago
    As I work in the technology world, I found out that a lot of my comapions at work are so much introverts. So it is helpful to understand the way they think and act in order to convey and grow mutual interests. What a great book!.
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    J. M. 9 years ago
    I found this book extremely interesting and just couldn't stop reading! Being a professional sales person myself, I specially found the first part of the book fascinating, dealing with extroverts and introverts in a business environment. A true eye-opener on how also I can achieve those great results doing it "my way".