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“QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking,” was released in January, 2012, from Crown Publishers in the U.S., and from Viking/Penguin in the U.K. Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts was released in May, 2016 from Dial Books in the U.S., and from Penguin Life in the U.K. "BITTERSWEET: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole" has been released in the U.S. and U.K.

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SUSAN CAIN is the author of the bestsellers Quiet Journal, Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which has been
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Susan Cain Such an interesting question! It was definitely the latter — the book’s theme gave rise to the research. I was pretty sure that my thesis was correct,…moreSuch an interesting question! It was definitely the latter — the book’s theme gave rise to the research. I was pretty sure that my thesis was correct, based on having lived in the world for 37 years at the time I started writing the book. But since I was making such a counter-cultural argument, I wanted every single assertion I made to be backed up by research. I spent years doing that research, and loved every minute of it.

Still, the first draft I turned in to my editor didn’t actually include most of that research — I was afraid that most people aren’t as wonky as I am, and was afraid to bore them. I thought I’d put a list of resources at the end of the book, and leave it at that. But my editor, Rachel Klayman, told me the book should be much more substantive, and sent me back to the drawing board to rewrite it from scratch. She told me to take all the time I needed for the re-draft. It took two years. It’s very unusual for publishing houses to be so generous with time, and I’ll always be grateful to her.(less)
Susan Cain I completely agree with you, and worry that we’re really shortchanging students who prefer to work autonomously and independently. Here are some ideas…moreI completely agree with you, and worry that we’re really shortchanging students who prefer to work autonomously and independently. Here are some ideas:
1) Mix up the way you ask students to work in class — provide a mix of independent work, pair work, and small group work.
2) I love the “think, pair, share” method, in which students are asked to think about the answer to questions, pair together with a single partner to discuss their thoughts, and then choose to volunteer (or not) to share their ideas with the group. This gives the intro kids more time to think, to discuss their ideas in a non-threatening setting (i.e., one on one) and then, having gone through this process, to risk sharing them with the group.
3) Make sure there are alternatives for quieter kids during free times such as recess. There should be an alternative to recess (e.g., playing chess or other games in a nearby classroom, having cozy sofas for curling up on, and books to read, etc.)

I hope you’ll contact me separately about this. At Quiet Revolution, we are getting to work on this issue (creating online courses for teachers and advocacy programs for school reform) and we’d love to have you involved!(less)
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How Pursuing a Quest Can Bring Purpose to Your Life

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 12.03.09 PMTwelve years ago, I walked into a cafe, laptop in hand, to begin a grand adventure.


My adventure did not involve swords, dragons or golden cups; it didn’t require me to hike the Appalachian trail or steer a boat solo across the world. All I had to do was sip a cappuccino and tap away at my keyboard.

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“Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.”
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“There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.”
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“Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you're supposed to.”
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