Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, which will be released in paperback on January 29, has a message to share with her readers on her own hurdles in not only finding acceptance in her introversion, but ultimately, great power. Check out the encouraging and insightful message Cain has for introverts and extroverts alike here:
I first thought about the powers and challenges of introversion some 26 years ago, when I began my freshman year at Princeton University.
From the minute I set foot on campus, I saw that college could be an extraordinary place for introverts and extroverts alike. A place where you were expected to spend your time reading and writing. A place where it was cool to talk about ideas. A place where there were so many people, each doing his or her own thing, that you could create your own brand of social life. If you were an introvert, you could find friends with common interests and enjoy their company one-on-one or in small groups; if you were an extrovert, the social possibilities were endless, just the way extroverts like them.
I was an introvert, and I thrived. Continue reading